The Timberwolves completed the 1999-2000 regular season with a franchise-best 50-32 record, eclipsing their previous best of 45-37 set in 1997-98. It was the third straight season the Wolves ended the season .500 or better and their fourth straight postseason appearance. The Wolves took on Portland in the playoffs and won Game 3 at Target Center (94-87) before losing the series 3-1.
Kevin Garnett was again the go-to player for the Wolves as he led the team in scoring with 22.9 points per game, which ranked 10th in the NBA. He was also fourth in the league in rebounds with 11.8 per game. Garnett led the team in scoring 52 times, in rebounding 66 times and in assists 13 times. He wrapped up his fifth season in the league by becoming only the ninth player in NBA history to average at least 20 ppg, 10 rpg and 5 apg in a season (he would do it again the next season). Garnett was also selected to both the All-NBA First Team and the All-Defensive First Team.
Rookie Wally Szczerbiak completed his first season in the NBA as Minnesota's third-leading scorer (11.6 ppg) and was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He ranked fifth among rookies in scoring and seventh in the NBA in field goal accuracy.
Terrell Brandon played his 600th game (March 21 vs. Cleveland), scored his 8,000th point (March 11 at Houston) and handed out his 3000th assist (Nov. 21 at Vancouver). He finished his ninth NBA season and second in Minnesota as the Wolves' second-leading scorer and the team leader in assists, steals and three-point accuracy. Brandon recorded his first-ever triple-double on January 9 with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists.