The Best Minnesota Timberwolves of All Time

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Who are the best Minnesota Timberwolves of all time? Formed in 1989, the Timberwolves have been unlucky for most of its existence. The team has missed out on some of the best players in NBA history due to the lottery balls not bouncing their way. Even though the Wolves missed out on all time greats, they also had one in Kevin Garnett, the league MVP in 2003-04. Garnett has almost every record in Minnesota history, but he was only able to lead the team to the Western Conference Finals once. Garnett led the team during its best years. He played with other T'Wolves greats like Wally Szczerbiak, Sam Cassell and the mercurial Latrell Sprewell. Other all stars who played with the team during this period were Stephon Marbury and Tom Gugliotta.

After Garnett was traded to Boston in the 2007 offseason, it has taken the team years to recover from that deal. The key player from that deal was Al Jefferson, who next to Garnett, is one of the best players in Minnesota history. The aftermath of that trade enabled the Wolves to draft Kevin Love, who is one of the best current NBA players. A multi-dimensional threat, Love was one of the few power forwards who could average a double-double and shoot from long range. These days, the Minnesota T-Wolves are led by former #1 overall picks Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards.

So, who is the best Minnesota Timberwolves player of all time? Vote or rerank this list of the greatest Minnesota TImberwolves players in team history. 

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  • Kevin Garnett
    Power forward
    1,526 votes
    • Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina

    In a league dominated by powerful bigs, Kevin Garnett emerged as a versatile force who redefined the power forward position with his athleticism and defensive prowess. Leaving an indelible mark on the franchise, Garnett's incredible 12-season tenure with the Timberwolves saw the team reach eight consecutive playoffs, creating a palpable buzz around the city. With his fiery passion, remarkable energy, and unmatched work ethic, Garnett inspired not just his teammates, but also generations of players vying to emulate his unprecedented path to basketball greatness.

  • Kevin Love
    Power forward
    1,256 votes
    • Birthplace: Santa Monica, California

    A true double-double machine, Kevin Love was the epitome of a modern-day power forward, consistently hitting threes while crashing the boards with a ferocity often unmatched. Love not only captivated the hearts of Minnesota fans with his unrelenting pursuit of rebounds but also showcased his ability to stretch the floor and facilitate offense. His exceptional skills and innate understanding of the game cemented his place as one of the most dominant power forwards during his six-season stretch with the Timberwolves.

  • Anthony Edwards
    Shooting guard
    166 votes
    • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

    Though young, Anthony Edwards has already proven himself a dynamic scorer, displaying raw athleticism and explosive leaping ability that leaves defenders scrambling in his wake. As he continues to develop, Edwards has the potential to become one of the best shooting guards in Minnesota's history, with his fearless drives to the basket and electrifying dunks bringing a new sense of hope and excitement to the Timberwolves franchise. With a bright future ahead, Edwards embodies the tenacity and hunger for victory that Minnesota fans cherish.

  • Karl-Anthony Towns

    Karl-Anthony Towns

    286 votes
    • Birthplace: Edison, New Jersey

    His diverse skill set and unparalleled offensive aptitude have earned Karl-Anthony Towns a prominent place in the annals of Timberwolves history. As a dominant center who can efficiently score from inside and beyond the arc, Towns has seamlessly adapted to the pace-and-space era of the NBA. Throughout his tenure with the Timberwolves, he has consistently demonstrated an unwavering commitment to improvement, coupled with good-natured humility that endears him to fans and teammates alike.

  • Sam Cassell
    Point guard
    769 votes
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

    In just two short seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Sam Cassell made an indelible impact on the team's success, helping lead them to their first—and thus far, only—Western Conference Finals appearance back in 2004. A masterful floor general and clutch performer, Cassell's crafty playmaking and smooth mid-range game allowed him to excel in the point guard role. Despite his limited tenure, Cassell's efforts and palpable leadership on the court remain a joyful memory for longtime Timberwolves fans.

  • Wally Szczerbiak

    Wally Szczerbiak

    Shooting guard, Small forward
    761 votes
    • Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

    A charismatic and versatile forward, Wally Szczerbiak made a significant mark during his seven seasons with the Timberwolves, thanks in large part to his smooth shooting stroke and relentless scoring ability. With a gritty determination and sharp basketball mind, Szczerbiak provided valuable offensive firepower in countless games, including a legendary 2002 playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks. His contributions to the franchise have solidified him as one of the most beloved players in Wolves history.