Projecting the Timberwolves 2015-16 Rotation

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Jun 26, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders and number one overall draft pick Karl-Anthony Towns pose with his new jersey at Mayo Clinic Square. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports



Karl Anthony-Towns – This might be the hardest position to predict for the Wolves. Ultimately, it comes down to Towns or Gorgui Dieng, again depending on Pekovic’s health and whether Saunders wants Towns playing at the four-spot or the five. Towns is not accustomed to playing 48 minutes a night which will pave the way for Dieng to again get a ton of playing time.


Gorgui Dieng– As I stated above, Dieng could make a case for the starting center spot by the time the season starts depending on what position Towns is playing. His stats do not jump out at you, but it goes deeper than stats with Dieng. He’s a hard-working, paint-protecting center that continues to have a bright future.

Nikola Pekovic– I’ve written on Pekovic’s future in Minnesota before and I truly believe that he may not have a large role in 2015-16 whatsoever. We don’t know what is going to happen with his Achilles’ injury and may not even start the season healthy. I think with two good, young centers in Gorgui Dieng and Karl Anthony-Towns on the roster, Pekovic could be kept to just 10-15 minutes a game.

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