Minnesota Timberwolves: Predicting Wolves team leaders for 2020-21

Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

It’s time to predict the Minnesota Timberwolves 2020-21 season leaders in three key categories.

We’re less than a month away from the start of the NBA season, and the first Minnesota Timberwolves preseason game is just over a week away.

With the new season quickly approaching, it’s time to make some predictions for team leaders in points, assists, and shooting percentage.

The team will look a little different from how it looked last spring, not only because of our draft picks and players we traded for, but also because of injuries from last year.

Even though there are some players on this team that could surprise Wolves fans and lead in any of these categories, these are the safest predictions.

Minnesota Timberwolves: Predicting the Wolves’ scoring leader

Karl-Anthony Towns

There are a couple of players on this roster that can function as primary scorers, but let’s not overthink this. The player that will have the highest scoring average on the team is Karl-Anthony Towns.

Towns and D’Angelo Russell will be neck and neck when it comes to scoring, but when Towns is on the court, he is more often than not the primary scoring option. He’s been a consistent scorer throughout his career, and it isn’t about to change.

It’s easy to forget because of Towns’ injuries and the fact that the season was cut short, but the Wolves made a concerted effort to let Towns create and initiate more offense last season. Even with Russell and Ricky Rubio now on the roster, it’s fair to expect that to continue, at least on some level.

Towns has averaged over 20 points in each of the last four seasons. The only time he has averaged less than 20 points was his rookie year, when he averaged 18.3 points per game.

The team does have a couple more players in Russell, Malik Beasley, and even rookie Anthony Edwards that could be the top scorer on any given night, but Towns is still the main option for the Wolves this season.