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Team Overview

Minnesota Timberwolves

2009-10 Record: 15-67

Fifth place, Northwest Division

Did not make the playoffs

Draft History
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
5. Ricky Rubio 3. O.J. Mayo 7. Corey Brewer 6. Brandon Roy 14. Rashad McCants
6. Jonny Flynn 31. Nikola Pekovic 41. Chris Richard 36. Craig Smith 47. Bracey Wright
18. Ty Lawson 34. Mario Chalmers 37. Bobby Jones
28. Wayne Ellington 57. Loukas Mavrokefalidis
45. Nick Calathes
47. Henk Norel

Offensive
98.9 (29)

Defensive
109.3 (28)

Under contract
G/F Corey Brewer
G Wayne Ellington
G Jonny Flynn
F Ryan Gomes
C Ryan Hollins
C/F Al Jefferson
F/C Kevin Love
G Ramon Sessions
C Greg Stiemsma

Free agents
F Nathan Jawai (restricted)
F Brian Cardinal (unrestricted)
C Darko Milicic (unrestricted)
G/F Sasha Pavlovic (unrestricted)
F/C Oleksiy Pecherov (unrestricted)
F/G Damien Wilkins (unrestricted)

Areas of Strength:
Not many. Jefferson and Love form a serviceable frontline due, and Flynn had solid rookie year at point guard. Brewer had breakout season coming back from injury.

Needs Work:
Name it. Wolves are among very worst in the league at both ends of the floor. Roster woefully short of solid NBA players.

Two Stats That Matter:
2
-- Wins when scoring less 100 last season against 44 losses

1,094 -- Points by Flynn, third-most for rookie in franchise history

The way to go:
Bringing over Ricky Rubio from Spain is Job 1. The ping-pong balls didn't do Minnesota any favors, as the league's second-worst team is picking fourth. But that's where Sacramento selected Tyreke Evans, the reigning Rookie of the Year. Second-year general manager also has the 16th and 23rd picks. Don't expect a three-point guard repeat this time out. Wolves need an explosive wing to pick up scoring slack. A defensive-minded big, along with added depth at every spot is important. Kahn wants to bring back Milicic. Love or Jefferson could be part of blockbuster deal.

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