2009–10 Minnesota Timberwolves season

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2009–10 Minnesota Timberwolves season
Head coach Kurt Rambis
General manager David Kahn
Owner(s) Glen Taylor
Arena Target Center
Results
Record 15–67 (.183)
Place Division: 5th (Northwest)
Conference: 15th (Western)
Playoff finish Did Not Qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports North, KSTC
Radio KFAN
< 2008–09 2010–11 >

The 2009–10 Minnesota Timberwolves season was the 21st season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association.[1]

Key dates[edit]

Summary[edit]

NBA Draft 2009[edit]

Main article: 2009 NBA draft

The Timberwolves, thanks to various trades, had six picks in the 2009 draft. They had four first-round picks at the #5, #6, #18, and #28 slots, as well as the #45 and #47 picks in the second.

Their first pick was Spanish teenage point guard sensation Ricky Rubio, followed immediately by another point guard, Syracuse sophomore Jonny Flynn. At #18, they picked yet another point guard, North Carolina's Ty Lawson. Their final first-rounder was Lawson's backcourt mate, shooting guard Wayne Ellington.

In the second round, the Timberwolves selected a fourth point guard, Nick Calathes of Florida. The team's final selection was Henk Norel, a Dutch power forward who was Rubio's teammate at Spanish club power Joventut Badalona.

The glut of point guards was partially resolved when the Timberwolves traded the rights to Lawson to the Denver Nuggets and Calathes to the Dallas Mavericks. In any event, Calathes was not expected to join the NBA in the near future, as he has signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Panathinaikos, one of the strongest clubs in his ancestral home of Greece.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2009 NBA draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Team
1 5 Ricky Rubio(from Washington) PG  Spain DKV Joventut (Spain)
1 6 Jonny Flynn PG  United States Syracuse (So.)
1 18 Ty Lawson(from Miami, traded to Denver) PG  United States North Carolina (Jr.)
1 28 Wayne Ellington(from Boston) SG  United States North Carolina (Jr.)
2 45 Nick Calathes(from Philadelphia via Miami, traded to Dallas) PG  United States
 Greece
Florida (So.)
2 47 Henk Norel(from Miami) PF  Netherlands DKV Joventut (Spain)

Roster[edit]

2009–10 Minnesota Timberwolves roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G/F 22 United States Brewer, Corey 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Florida
F 14 United States Cardinal, Brian 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Purdue
G 19 United States Ellington, Wayne 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) North Carolina
G 10 United States Flynn, Jonny 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Syracuse
G/F 8 United States Gomes, Ryan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Providence
F/C 1 United States Hollins, Ryan 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 230 lb (104 kg) UCLA
F/C 25 United States Jefferson, Al 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Prentiss HS (MS)
F/C 42 United States Love, Kevin 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 260 lb (118 kg) UCLA
F/C 31 Serbia Miličić, Darko 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Serbia
G/F 11 Serbia Pavlović, Aleksandar 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Serbia
F/C 4 Ukraine Pecherov, Oleksiy Injured 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 234 lb (106 kg) Ukraine
G 7 United States Sessions, Ramon 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Nevada
C 34 United States Stiemsma, Greg 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Wisconsin
G/F 3 United States Wilkins, Damien 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Georgia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Pre-season[edit]

2009 Pre-season Game Log: 0–0–0 (Home: 0–0–0 ; Road: 0–0–0)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Recap
1 October 23 (in Sioux Falls, South Dakota) Toronto Raptors Minnesota Timberwolves

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Denver Nuggets 53 29 .646 34–7 19–22 12–4
x-Utah Jazz 53 29 .646 32–9 21–20 8–8
x-Portland Trail Blazers 50 32 .610 3 26–15 24–17 8–8
x-Oklahoma City Thunder 50 32 .610 3 27–14 23–18 9–7
Minnesota Timberwolves 15 67 .183 38 10–31 5–36 3–13
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Los Angeles Lakers 57 25 .695
2 y-Dallas Mavericks 55 27 .671 2
3 x-Phoenix Suns 54 28 .659 3
4 y-Denver Nuggets 53 29 .646 4
5 x-Utah Jazz 53 29 .646 4
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 50 32 .610 7
7 x-San Antonio Spurs 50 32 .610 7
8 x-Oklahoma City Thunder 50 32 .610 7
9 Houston Rockets 42 40 .512 15
10 Memphis Grizzlies 40 42 .488 17
11 New Orleans Hornets 37 45 .451 20
12 Los Angeles Clippers 29 53 .354 28
13 Golden State Warriors 26 56 .317 31
14 Sacramento Kings 25 57 .305 32
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 15 67 .183 42


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