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Minnesota Timberwolves
(25-25, 4th in Midwest, 12 games out)
DRAFT PICKS: (No. 6, No. 14, No. 43)

1999   D R A F T   C H O I C E S
Round Pick Player Pos College
1 6 Wally Szczerbiak SF/PF Miami (OH)
1 14 William Avery PG Duke
2 42 Louis Bullock 2G Michigan

T E A M   S T R E N G T H S
  • Kevin Garnett
  • Offense
  • GM Kevin McHale/Flip Saunders
  • W E A K N E S S E S
  • $ tied up with KG
  • Consistent outside shooting
  • C H A N G E S
  • Brandon, Joe Smith are free agents
  • N E E D S
  • Consistent jumpshooter
  • PG to replace Brandon?/backup PG
  • N O T E S:
  • Lost in the first round of the playoffs for the third straight season...Wolves have never won a playoff series. Only West team to beat Spurs in playoffs (First Round, Game 2)
  • Fell to 11th in scoring in the league (92.9) after ranking 2nd last season (101.1)
  • Traded Stephon Marbury hours before trading deadline. Wolves were 12-6 with Marbury, 13-19 without
  • Joe Smith signed a one-year deal in January. He averaged a career-low 13.7 ppg.
  • Last year's No. 1 pick -- Radoslav Nesterovic -- played in the season's final two games and averaged 4.0 ppg
  • 4-0 when they shot 50 percent or better. Team's FG percentage this year was 7th-worst in league (.425)
  • Kevin Garnett averaged 20.8 ppg and 10.4 rpg in the first season of his six-year, $126 million deal
  • Had the fewest turnovers in the league for the second straight season
  • Fourth-worst three-point shooting team in the league (.298)
  • Had only three games that were decided by three or fewer points (1-2) and only four games decided by 20 or more points (2-2)
  • Scored 110+ points four times this season (3-1, all the games were with Marbury)
  • F I R S T   R O U N D   P I C K S   I N   T H E   9 0 ' S
    1990 - Felton Spencer, C (6); Gerald Glass, F (20)
    1991 - Luc Longley, C (7)
    1992 - Christian Laettner, F (3)
    1993 - J.R. Rider, G (5)
    1994 - Donyell Marshall, F (4)
    1995 - Kevin Garnett, F (5)
    1996 - Ray Allen, G (5)
    1997 - Paul Grant, C (20)
    1998 - Radolslav Nesterovic, C (17)
    P L A Y E R S   B Y   P O S I T I O N
    Small Forwards
    Kevin Garnett
    Sam Mitchell
    Dennis Scott
    Power Forwards
    Joe Smith
    Tom Hammonds
    Andrae Patterson
    Dean Garrett
    Radoslav Nesterovic
    Bill Curley
    Point Guards
    Terrell Brandon
    Bobby Jackson
    Reggie Jordan
    Shooting Guards
    Anthony Peeler
    Malik Sealy
    James Robinson
    F R E E   A G E N T S
    J. Smith
    B. Jackson
    Garrett (PO)
    Information courtesy of Turner Sports

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