Comparing the Timberwolves’ roster to the Vikings

Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
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Minnesota Timberwolves, Leandro Bolmaro
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Leandro Bolmaro. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports /

Timberwolves-Vikings Roster Comparisons: The Depth

Even the Wolves’ deep bench and young players have Vikings comparisons that seem worthy.

Leandro Bolmaro is the Timberwolves’ Christian Darrisaw/Kellen Mond/All the rookies

These players are all big question marks at the moment.

Darrisaw got playing time a little more than half the season and seems to be a lock at left tackle for years to come, but that is mainly hopeful speculation. Mond wasn’t given the time of day and had a solid player ahead of him on the depth chart.

As for Bolmaro, he’s also the shiny new toy. He had some run in garbage time minutes for the Timberwolves and even briefly joined the rotation back in the fall, but has mainly found himself down in Iowa on the G League team.

He’s a raw talent that has amazing court vision and should find his way into the rotation next season, but until then, all we have is excitement.

Jordan McLaughlin is the Timberwolves’ KJ Osborn

This comparison is along the lines of some games they look like they could be a starter in the league, and in other games it makes sense why they don’t play as much.

Osborn will have games where he makes big-time catches and is a real chain-mover for the offense, then he will have games he gets one catch. For McLaughlin, the consistency issues are the same: he will have a stretch of 45 assists to one turnover (this literally just happened), and then he won’t see the court for a week (this probably won’t happen this time, but who knows.)

Jake Layman is the Timberwolves Michael Pierce

A free agent signing that was expected to have a significant role on this team, but ultimately has found himself as a Did Not Play – Coach’s Decision (DNP-CD) more often than not. Still, when Layman does get into the games, there’s always the chance that could put a guy on a poster.