The Minnesota Timberwolves drastically changed their roster throughout the 2019-20 season, but who were the team’s Most Valuable Players?
Picking the Minnesota Timberwolves‘ three Most Valuable Players is difficult because of the different variables that went into this chaotic season. But we’re going to try.
For one, the season is still on hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and whether play resumes or not is still a question mark.
Another reason is the Timberwolves’ opening night roster was drastically different than where it stands today.
Minnesota traded away nine players before the trade deadline, leaving just eight familiar faces on the roster, counting two-way players and guys who have spent the majority of their season in the G League. Josh Okogie was drafted just prior to last season and is the second-longest-tenured Wolf next to Karl-Anthony Towns.
For this article’s purpose, the newly acquired players will not make the list since they only were able to play a handful of games. Throughout the season, there was a lot going on with injuries and players being recalled from the Iowa Wolves.
There were a few players that performed well this season that didn’t make the list. Andrew Wiggins deserves a case for the way he improved this season too. The former Rookie of the Year was starting to become more aggressive and was rebounding and facilitating the ball better. His shot selection was also a big improvement from where it was coming into the league.
Robert Covington struggled at times, but without him, the Wolves would have been lost on defense. He was also one of the better shooters on the team that struggled to shoot the ball from distance.
Additionally, although he’s missed most of the season due to injury and has played in just 23 games, Jake Layman played a helping hand in the team being 11-12 when he suited up.
With all this in mind, this is a look at three players that have been the team’s MVP so far.