Projecting the Timberwolves 2015-16 Rotation

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Apr 11, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin (23) attempts a shot over Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) in the first quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Shooting Guard


Kevin Martin – This is a tough pick for me as I think it would be an interesting experiment to put Andrew Wiggins at the starting shooting guard and make Martin the sixth man.

Putting Wiggins at the two-guard (a position he’s comfortable with) gives Shabazz Muhammad more time at the small forward versus strictly playing as an undersized power forward. As for Martin coming off the bench, he could be an instant offense guy like a Lou Williams or Jamal Crawford, or like Kevin Martin circa 2012-13 in Oklahoma City.

I don’t think Flip will actually go with that starting lineup, but he may try it out at some point during this season because ultimately that may be their best option going forward with the aging Martin. As for now and this upcoming season, you can’t argue with Martin’s ability to score.


Zach LaVine – If you look at the last two months of LaVine’s 2014-15 season you’ll understand why he could make a case to start at some point in the upcoming season. He is a dynamic scorer and he should eventually learn to use his freakish athleticism to be a pest on the defensive end. LaVine should become a very good backup point guard/shooting guard by the end of the season.

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