1999–2000 Minnesota Timberwolves season

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1999–2000 Minnesota Timberwolves season
Head coach Flip Saunders
Owner(s) Glen Taylor
Arena Target Center
Results
Record 50–32 (.610)
Place Division: 3rd (Midwest)
Conference: 6th (Western)
Playoff finish West First Round
(eliminated 1–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1999–2000 NBA season was the Timberwolves' 11th season in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] The Timberwolves finished third in the Midwest Division with a 50–32 record. In the playoffs, they lost in four games to the Portland Trail Blazers. It was the final season of Malik Sealy's career, as he died in an automobile accident on May 20, 2000.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1999 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 6 Wally Szczerbiak SF  United States Miami (OH)
1 14 William Avery PG  United States Duke
2 42 Louis Bullock SG  United States Michigan

Roster[edit]

Starter

Backup

Reserves

Inactive

*Died in a car accident on May 20, 2000.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 31–10 24–17 14–10
x-San Antonio Spurs 53 29 .646 2 31–10 22–19 16–8
x-Minnesota Timberwolves 50 32 .610 5 26–15 24–17 18–6
Dallas Mavericks 40 42 .488 15 22–19 18–23 12–12
Denver Nuggets 35 47 .427 20 25–16 10–31 10–14
Houston Rockets 34 48 .415 21 22–19 12–29 8–16
Vancouver Grizzlies 22 60 .268 33 12–29 10–31 6–18
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Los Angeles Lakers 67 15 .817
2 y-Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 12
3 x-Portland Trail Blazers 59 23 .720 8
4 x-San Antonio Spurs 53 29 .646 14
5 x-Phoenix Suns 53 29 .646 14
6 x-Minnesota Timberwolves 50 32 .610 17
7 x-Seattle SuperSonics 45 37 .549 22
8 x-Sacramento Kings 44 38 .537 23
9 Dallas Mavericks 40 42 .488 27
10 Denver Nuggets 35 47 .427 32
11 Houston Rockets 34 48 .415 33
12 Vancouver Grizzlies 22 60 .268 45
13 Golden State Warriors 19 63 .232 48
14 Los Angeles Clippers 15 67 .183 52


z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(3) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (6) Minnesota Timberwolves Last Playoff Meeting: Not available (first playoff series)

April 23
Minnesota Timberwolves 88, Portland Trail Blazers 91
April 26
Minnesota Timberwolves 82, Portland Trail Blazers 86
April 30
Portland Trail Blazers 87, Minnesota Timberwolves 94
May 2
Portland Trail Blazers 85, Minnesota Timberwolves 77
Portland wins series, 3-1

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
William Avery
Terrell Brandon
Kevin Garnett
Dean Garrett
Tom Hammonds
Bobby Jackson
Sam Mitchell
Rasho Nesterovic
Andrae Patterson
Anthony Peeler
Malik Sealy
Joe Smith
Wally Szczerbiak

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
William Avery
Terrell Brandon
Kevin Garnett
Dean Garrett
Tom Hammonds
Bobby Jackson
Sam Mitchell
Rasho Nesterovic
Andrae Patterson
Anthony Peeler
Malik Sealy
Joe Smith
Wally Szczerbiak

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]