Ranking the top-5 Minnesota Timberwolves Big Threes in franchise history.
We still don’t know how the Minnesota Timberwolves will use the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft, but it’s fair to assume that the front office sees this as an opportunity to add a third piece to the latest “Big Three”
Let’s dive into the most memorable Wolves Big Threes in franchise history.
No. 5 Minnesota Timberwolves All-Time Big Three
2015-16 season: Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, and Zach LaVine
The 2015-16 season was definitely one to forget for the Timberwolves as they went 29-53 and finished in 13th place in the Western Conference under Sam Mitchell.
However, the season still managed to bring hope. This team was painfully young, with Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Zach LaVine all being 20 years old was certainly a different look for the Timberwolves.
After winning the Rookie of The Year award in the 2014-15 season, Wiggins was primed for a big campaign.
He averaged 20.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, two assists, and a steal per game and, for the most part, did not disappoint. Wiggins shot 45 percent from the field and 76 percent from the free throw line and showed growth in his all-around offensive game.
Towns averaged 18.3 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.7 blocks per game on his way to winning NBA Rookie of The Year. He started all 82 games and played 32 minutes per contest.
Although his 3-point shot was not as prominent to his game as it is today, the former Kentucky Wildcat shot 54 percent from the field and 81 percent from the free throw line.
An argument could be made that the third member of this Big Three should be Rubio, but LaVine gives a more tasteful “what could have been” argument.
During his sophomore year, he averaged 14 points, 3.1 assists, and 2.8 rebounds per contest. Lavine played in all 82 games, and while he started only 33 of them, it was evident that the Wolves were going to try and make this trio the face of the Timberwolves franchise — until the 2017 NBA Draft, that is.