Minnesota Timberwolves: 10 players you forgot played for the Wolves in the 2010s

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 10: Lance Stephenson #7 of the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Minnesota Timberwolves, Josh Howard
BOSTON, MA – DECEMBER 05: Josh Howard #5 of the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) /

10 players you forgot played for the Minnesota Timberwolves: Josh Howard

86. . Foward. Minnesota Timberwolves. Josh Howard. 1. player

  • Played in 11 games with the Wolves in 2012-13
  • Averaged 6.7 points and 3.3 rebounds per game

Howard is the only former All-Star on this list, and his stint was short and in many ways representative of just how disappointing the Rick Adelman era was for Timberwolves fans.

Howard was initially a late first-round pick by the Dallas Mavericks in 2003 — one of the few successful players the Wolves passed on to take high school prospect Ndudi Ebi. He made the 2007 All-Star team with the Mavs in the first of three straight seasons that saw Howard average at least 18 points per game.

Howard was traded to the Washington Wizards in 2010 and began struggling mightily with injuries, tearing his ACL that March and ultimately appearing in just 22 total games with the Wizards over the course of his season-plus in Washington.

He spent the 2011-12 season with the Utah Jazz, appearing in only 43 games but fitting in as a solid role player when he was on the court.

Howard signed with the Wolves in November of 2012 and played in just 11 games, starting four, before tearing his ACL in mid-December, effectively ending his career.

The Wolves were en route to a 31-51 season that year in their second season under Adelman and were dealing with Kevin Love’s broken hand, Ricky Rubio’s recovery from a March 2012 ACL tear, and also dealing with nagging injuries to free-agent acquisition Andrei Kirilenko.

Howard was decent in his short stint in Minnesota, but unfortunately never returned to a regular-season NBA game. The next year he was signed by the San Antonio Spurs and sent to the D-League but ultimately suffered another season-ending injury.

There you have it. Ten former Wolves that you most likely forgot about, ranging from full, 82-game participants to 10-day-contract signees and even including a former All-Star.

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