No. 4 Minnesota Timberwolves All-Time Big Three
2013-14 Season: Ricky Rubio, Kevin Martin, and Kevin Love
While Nikola Pekovic or Corey Brewer would perhaps be more fun to have as part of this trio, Kevin Martin was the clear No. 2 scoring option for this team behind Kevin Love. During the 2013-14 season, the Wolves went 40-42 and missed the playoffs in one of the more disappointing seasons in franchise history.
Ricky Rubio started all 82 games and averaged 9.5 points, 8.6 assists, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.3 assists. The offense was set up by Ricky being on the court and facilitating, and although he shot just 38 percent from the field, he certainly made up for it with his playmaking ability.
Kevin Martin was often overlooked and quietly had a great career. It wound down with the Timberwolves in his age-32 season in 2013-14 season when he averaged 19.1 points, 3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and a steal per game. He was as good of a free throw shooter as anyone in the league, making 4.5 a game shooting 89 percent from the charity stripe.
Kevin Love had one of the most dominant seasons by any player in a Timberwolves uniform. Averaging 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game and shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc making 2.5 threes a game, and shooting 82 percent from the free throw line is … impressive.
Love was voted in as an All-Star game starter. Unfortunately, the next season was effectively lost for the Timberwolves and the team’s relationship with Love ended poorly.