Minnesota Timberwolves: Where were current players selected?

Jarrett Culver of the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Jarrett Culver of the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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Minnesota Timberwolves, Karl-Anthony Towns, Jake Layman
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – NOVEMBER 13: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves celebrates with Jake Layman #10. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) /


Jake Layman (47th pick), Jaylen Nowell (43rd pick), Jarred Vanderbilt (41st pick)

The Minnesota Timberwolves have yet to see whether their most recent second round pick will pay off, but two players that they have brought in over the course of the past year (Jake Layman and Jarred Vanderbilt) have shown some success as well.

Jaylen Nowell really struggled over the course of his first full NBA season. He was drafted as a 3-and-D wing in the second round of the 2019 draft and has yet to find his footing. Nowell shot a whopping 12-percent from the 3-point line in 2019 through 13 games. He did not look particularly promising, but perhaps he will be better in the coming seasons.

Jake Layman has shown lots of promise through his limited time with the Timberwolves. Originally drafted as the 47th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Layman has become a decent role player, averaging just over nine points over his 23-game-long season cut short due to injury. He looks to become one of the Wolves’ better rotational players this coming year.

Jarred Vanderbilt is an interesting case. After being traded from the Denver Nuggets in the massive four-team deal back in February, Vanderbilt has only played in two games for the Timberwolves, averaging 2.5 minutes per game. While it’s not concrete whether he will be on the team moving forward, it does not seem as though Ryan Saunders believes Vanderbilt has much potential.