The 10 Greatest Timberwolves in history, ranked by Player Efficiency Rating (PER)

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9. Tom Gugliotta - 18.5

Like Williams, Tom Gugliotta didn't suit up for the Wolves for long. The NC State star only played three and a half seasons in Minnesota. However, in those three and a half seasons, he competed in 231 games, 217 of which were starts.

Gugliotta was drafted in 1992 by the Washington Bullets. After two full seasons and a mere six games in his third, he was dealt to the Golden State Warriors. His time spent in California was shortlived, as he was then dealt to Minnesota, just 40 games later.

As soon as Gugliotta came to Minnesota he made an impact. Gugliotta's scoring averages increased every year before an injury-shortened age-28 season. The forward's best season came in the 1996-97 season.

That year, Gugliotta averaged 20.6 points, 8.7 boards, 4.1 dimes, 1.6 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game. The former Wolf also made his first and only All-Star appearance in 1997. Gugliotta played on the Western Conference squad, alongside then-second-year player, Kevin Garnett.

In Gugliotta's lone All-Star appearance, he notched nine points, eight rebounds, and three assists, displaying his well-rounded game. At this point in his career, he looked like a perennial All-Star. Playing alongside a young Garnett and Rookie of the Year runner-up Stephon Marbury, the Wolves' future was bright.

Instead of continuing his career in Minneapolis, Gugliotta opted to sign a 6-year, $58.5 million deal with the Phoenix Suns. Unfortunately for Gugliotta, his career never hit the same peak as it did in Minnesota. He played seven more seasons, but injuries and a near-death experience ultimately derailed his once promising career.