Minnesota Timberwolves: Top 30 Scorers in Franchise History

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#27 – Zach LaVine

Placing Zach LaVine at #27 on this list says a lot about a) the Timberwolves organization and b) the strides that LaVine has already made through just 28 games in his second NBA season.

LaVine was not a good rookie. He was inefficient on offense and easy to blow by on defense, and the team was far worse with him on the court than off of it. There’s really no disputing that, and I’ve been as bullish on LaVine’s rookie struggles as anyone.

But he’s been a legitimately solid player thus far in his second season — especially in the chunk of minutes that he’s been allowed to play off the ball. He’s had a solid catch-and-shoot game both last season and this season, and he’s dropped his turnover rate from 20.4 percent as a rookie to just 13.2 percent thus far in his age-20 season.

Not only that, his true shooting percentage has been bumped up to 53 despite only hitting on 32.7 percent of his three-point attempts this season. But he gets to the rim with ease, draws a decent number of fouls, and has shot 85.3 percent from the free throw line when he’s gotten there in 105 career games.

LaVine’s ceiling is astronomical, but he’s already shown enough improvement as a sophomore in the professional ranks to crack the top-27 in Wolves history.

Next: #26 - Troy Hudson