Timberwolves' projected starting lineup, depth chart with Monte Morris

The Timberwolves added a needed point guard before the trade deadline, but how does that change their depth chart?

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Timberwolves depth chart: PG

Minnesota was relying on Anthony Edwards, Kyle Anderson, and Nickeil Alexander-Walker to do the playmaking when Conley needed a rest before this trade. Jordan McLaughlin has barely played this season and nobody else stepped up as their backup point guard.

The Timberwolves were too reliant on Conley before this trade. Now, they have some depth and a trusted backup if anything happens to their veteran starter.

Starter: Mike Conley

The 36-year-old is averaging 29.2 minutes per game and is a crucial piece for Minnesota. He may not be at his peak, but the veteran can organize their offense and get the team a quality look when things break down.

The Timberwolves may limit Conley’s minutes and sit him a few games down the stretch to get Morris acclimated and give the vet some rest. They want Conley fully healthy for the playoffs.

Backup: Monte Morris

Morris averaged 10.3 points, 5.3 assists, and 3.4 rebounds in 27.3 minutes per game as the Wizards starter in 2023. He is a career 38.9 percent 3-point shooter capable of making plays and helping his team win. The Timberwolves need to get him back to that level, but giving up just one second-round pick to acquire Morris could turn into a steal.

Third-string: Jordan McLaughlin

McLaughlin will not be part of the nightly rotation, but he will play spot minutes when necessary. The 27-year-old is in the final year of his contract and is unlikely to be brought back next season.