Minnesota Timberwolves: Top 30 Scorers in Franchise History

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#23 – Chauncey Billups

If Chauncey Billups had played the entirity of his career in a Timberwolves uniform, he’d rank much, much higher on this list.

But alas, the 15.2 point per game scorer only played two seasons in Minnesota, averaging just 10.9 points per game with the Wolves. After leaving the Wolves, however, Mr. Big Shot averaged nearly 17 points per game over 13 seasons split between the Detroit Pistons and the Denver Nuggets.

With the Timberwolves, Billups knocked down threes at a 38.7 percent clip, and Minnesota was where he turned his career around after being considered a bust. Billups was the third-overall selection of the Boston Celtics but was traded to Toronto as a 21 year-old rookie and over to Denver before his second season even began.

At any rate, Flip Saunders was a big reason why Billups got things back on track in his career, and he was an important part of Timberwolves playoff teams in 2000-01 and 2001-02 before they opted to let him walk in free agency.

And the rest was history.

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