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Mar 4, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders and Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett (21) talk during a timeout in the second half against the Denver Nuggets at Target Center. The Nuggets won 100-85. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

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Kevin Garnett – Garnett is no longer on the floor to get 21 and 12 night in and night out, of course. He’s out there to guide the young kids and prepare them for the road ahead. If Flip Saunders can get 20-25 minutes a night out of Garnett, that will be fine. The Wolves have several capable players at the power forward and center spots, and depending on Nikola Pekovic’s health, Saunders may even want to experiment with Karl-Anthony Towns at this starting four-spot, leaving Garnett to come off the bench.


Adreian Payne – Payne simply hasn’t gotten a ton of NBA minutes to this point (three games in Atlanta and 29 with the Timberwolves), and the Wolves still think he has a ton of room to grow. His per 36 minute numbers with the Wolves are promising, and it’s possible that he and Nemanja Bjelica will split time as the backup power forward and Flip Saunders will largely play them according to match-ups. He could also see some time at center in a pinch.

Anthony Bennett – If Bennett isn’t traded by the start of the season he’ll be near the bottom of the rotation. He has not been able to prove his worth in the NBA. Don’t be surprised if a familiar face like Justin Hamilton ends up taking this roster spot depending on the health of Pekovic.

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