Minnesota Timberwolves: Top 30 Scorers in Franchise History

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Dec 9, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves head coach

Sam Mitchell

looks on during the second half against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Timberwolves won 123-122 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

#25 – Sam Mitchell

The current Timberwolves head coach wasn’t a big-time scorer as a player, but he has scored the second-most points in Timberwolves history, trailing only Kevin Garnett.

He held off the hard-charging Kevin Love to maintain a lead of 7,161 to 6,989 in total points scored, and no current Timberwolf is threatening his standing. At least not for a few years, that is — Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns may have something to say about it in short order.

Mitchell only averaged 9.5 points per game as a Timberwolves player, but that number was driven down sharply by his age-37 and age-38 seasons in which he averaged just 3.4 points per game. Mitchell had six seasons that he averaged double-digits in a Wolves uniform, and outside of a three-year stint with the Indiana Pacers, he played the balance of his 13-year career in Minnesota as part of two separate stretches.

Mitchell was known for his deadly mid-range shot from near the top of the lane and that’s where a huge chunk of his 7,000-plus points came from. He was also Kevin Garnett’s veteran mentor, and that’s likely a contribution that can’t quite be measured or given enough credit.

While Mitchell wasn’t a big-time scorer, it would be impossible to leave the player with the second-most points in Wolves history off the list entirely.

Next: #24 - Michael Williams