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: SF

Minnesota will likely sign at least one if not two players before the playoffs and getting a wing should be their top priority. Anthony Edwards will play a ton, but an injury to any of their top three options, and the Timberwolves will be scrambling to fill the minutes.

Starter: Jaden McDaniels

McDaniels is a key option on both ends of the floor. He plays stout defense and can sink open shots. The 6’9 forward gives them size and flexibility. Minnesota needs his defense to stay in title contention, and the 23-year-old must avoid a repeat of last season.

Backup: Wendell Moore Jr.

The 2022 first-round draft pick has played just 41 total minutes this season. He is not part of the nightly rotation for the Timberwolves and is struggling with his scoring efficiency in the G League. The 22-year-old is not ready for an NBA role and will play sparingly down the stretch.

Third-string: Josh Minott

The 2022 second-round draft pick is playing well in the G League, including averaging over 22.0 points per game on 50.4 percent shooting from the field and 88.2 percent on his free throws. The 6’8 forward is not ready for an NBA role. He must improve his jumper and defense, but he has produced positive signs with Iowa.