Minnesota Timberwolves Depth chart after Day 1 of free agency frenzy

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After a very active Day 1 (almost) of the Minnesota Timberwolves shopping at the 2023 NBA Free Agency market, the Timberwolves roster is nearly filled. Of course, nearly filled is a bit ambiguous, as the Timberwolves could sign up to 20 players through their preseason. And on top of all of that, the Minnesota Timberwolves Summer League team is rostered and ready to go as well.

So where does this leave the Timberwolves’ depth chart? Well, in a rather admirable place, to be honest. But there are some minor questions/concerns about how the Timberwolves will construct the bottom rung of the depth chart, how will the team resolve the initial contract of SG Ryan Clark, and will the Timberwolves designate Shake Milton as the team’s primary backup point guard?

2023 Minnesota Timberwolves depth chart

To get started, let’s take a peak at the team’s projected 2023 Timberwolves depth chart, as is:

     PG                   SG                               SF                             PF                                     C
S: Mike Conley | Anthony Edwards | Jaden McDaniels | Karl-Anthony Towns | Rudy Gobert
B: Shake Milton | Nickeil Alexander-Walker | Troy Brown Jr. | Kyle Anderson |  Naz  Reid
R: Jordan McLaughlin | Wendell Moore Jr.  | Leonard Miller *  | Josh Minott | TBD
** Jaylen Clark

Three Two-Way Contracts: C Luka Garza (tendered) and F Matt Ryan (tendered), 1 contract TBD
* denotes rookie to be signed  ** To be determined as he will rehab for many months

What can we assess from this first projected Timberwolves depth chart for the 2023-24 NBA season?

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Well, we can say with certainty that the Timberwolves focused on adding younger players. And of the players added, the team certainly included more attention to their defensive presence. And of the players (re-)signed, they have a sweet perimeter shot as well.  But these are all just singular points to plot on a graph.