3 former players the Minnesota Timberwolves may miss this season

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II: Taurean Prince

While the Minnesota Timberwolves have struggled to score from the perimeter, one player was quite dependable at it. His name was Taurean Prince. While he was a remarkable perimeter shooter, he never seemed to stray far from his career averages while he played for the Minnesota Timberwolves. In fact, his points per game were far less than his career average.

That is not to say that Prince could not score. He could. But he was a bit injury-prone in two seasons with the Timberwolves, and those repeated interruptions of availability had an adverse effect of dragging down his playing time.

Despite his durability concerns, Taurean Prince proved to be a very versatile player for the Minnesota Timberwolves, able to absorb minutes anywhere on the basketball court except point guard.  And when he was on the court, he was capable of scoring from almost anywhere.


Still, much like Malik Beasley in the last slide, Prince brought more offense than defense to the basketball court. While the Timberwolves struggled to haul in rebounds, the 6-foot-7 forward did little to help his team, averaging just 2.5 rebounds per game, which was less than half of the 5.5 rebounds per game that he averaged for the Brooklyn Nets.

Prince was another player who was supercharged on the offensive half of the basketball court but sacrificed his defensive presence to achieve that.

And lastly, but certainly not least, our final former player: