Projecting the Timberwolves 2015-16 Rotation

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Apr 15, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins (22) dribbles the ball in the first quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Small Forward


Andrew Wiggins – Another no-brainer, the reigning Rookie of the Year will without a doubt hold down a starting spot. The only question is if it will be the shooting guard or small forward role.

Wiggins’ sophomore campaign is important — this is the time where he needs to establish himself as “the guy” in Minnesota as they move forward with this young roster. The hype is high for Wiggins this coming year, but I believe he’ll answer the call.


Shabazz Muhammad– Before getting injured last season, Muhammad’s per 36 minute numbers were unbelievable. That is why I think it would be interesting to see Muhammad start at small forward and have Andrew Wiggins starting at the two. While that may eventually happen, Muhammad is a good first guy off the bench for the Wolves due to his energy and decent scoring punch.

Nemanja Bjelica– The reigning Euroleague MVP is the Wolves most-significant addition and is often referred to as a point guard in a power forward’s body…so we’re slotting him in at small forward for the purposes of this exercise. He should be a good backup with his ability to shoot the ball opening up the floor for his teammates.

Robbie Hummel – Hummel is actually an unrestricted free agent after the Wolves withdrew the qualifying offer, but Hummel is the quintessential end-of-the-bench combo forward. His ability to come in and score and do the dirty work on the glass is what continues to get him valuable minutes, and whether it’s with the Timberwolves or another team, he’ll be a contributor on someone’s squad in 2015-16.

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