Minnesota Timberwolves: Top 5 all-time Wolves trios

Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)
Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images) /
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Minnesota Timberwolves, Zach LaVine, Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins
Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine, and Karl-Anthony Towns are one of the best Big Threes in Minnesota Timberwolves history. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

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”

Whether the Wolves trade the pick or take a prospect at No. 1, the Timberwolves will be pairing a player with the incumbent the star tandem of Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell.

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.

This was also the team with Kevin Garnett (39 years old), Andre Miller (39), Tayshaun Prince (35), and Kevin Martin (32).

Andrew Wiggins

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.

Karl-Anthony Towns

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.

Zach Lavine

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.