The Minnesota Timberwolves have been near the top of the Western Conference all season and believe they are title contenders. Anthony Edwards has become a superstar, and the franchise figured out the Rudy Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns frontcourt. President Tim Connelly is always aggressive, and he filled the team’s hole at point guard by acquiring Monte Morris before the deadline.
Connelly drafted Morris in the second round in 2017 during his time in Denver. The 6’2 guard blossomed into a key rotation piece and helped the Nuggets reach the conference finals in 2020. Morris was a starter in 2022 and 2023, but just returned from a quad injury that cost him the first three months of this regular season.
How does the addition of Morris impact the Timberwolves lineup and rotation? Minnesota desperately needed another point guard and ball-handler. Here is a look at their starting five and depth chart after the trade.
Minnesota Timberwolves' starting lineup after landing Monte Morris
Morris was coming off the bench and playing 11.3 minutes per game for the Pistons before the trade. Yes, he started the last two seasons, but the 28-year-old is still working his way back from that quad injury. Expect him to play a key role, but the Timberwolves will stick with the starting five that has made them a title contender.
PG: Mike Conley
SG: Anthony Edwards
SF: Jaden McDaniels
PF: Karl-Anthony Towns
C: Rudy Gobert
Morris gives them a lead ball-handler in the second unit and some needed depth. Minnesota had to acquire another point guard behind 36-year-old Mike Conley. Morris will provide steady backup minutes and be ready to start whenever the veteran misses time.
What does the Minnesota Timberwolves’ depth chart look like after the trade? Where does Monte Morris fit in and what should fans expect from their second unit? Let us take a closer look.