2014–15 Minnesota Timberwolves season

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2014–15 Minnesota Timberwolves season
Head coach Flip Saunders
Owner(s) Glen Taylor
Arena Target Center
Results
Record 16–66 (.195)
Place Division: 5th (Northwest)
Conference: 15th (Western)
Playoff finish Did not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports North
Radio WCCO
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The 2014–15 Minnesota Timberwolves season is the 26th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] The Timberwolves finished with the worst record in the league at 16–66 and missed the NBA Playoffs for the 11th straight year. Despite not making the playoffs, Andrew Wiggins won the NBA Rookie of the Year.

Preseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 13 Zach LaVine SG  United States UCLA
2 40 Glenn Robinson III SF  United States Michigan
2 44 Markel Brown SG  United States Oklahoma State
2 53 Alessandro Gentile SF  Italy Olimpia Milano (Italy)

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
y-Portland Trail Blazers 51 31 .622 0.0 32–9 19–22 11–5 82
Oklahoma City Thunder 45 37 .549 6.0 29–12 16–25 10–6 82
Utah Jazz 38 44 .463 13.0 21–20 17–24 9–7 82
Denver Nuggets 30 52 .366 21.0 19–22 11–30 6–10 82
Minnesota Timberwolves 16 66 .195 35.0 9–32 7–34 4–12 82


Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 z-Golden State Warriors * 67 15 .817 82
2 y-Houston Rockets * 56 26 .683 11.0 82
3 x-Los Angeles Clippers 56 26 .683 11.0 82
4 y-Portland Trail Blazers * 51 31 .622 16.0 82
5 x-Memphis Grizzlies 55 27 .671 12.0 82
6 x-San Antonio Spurs 55 27 .671 12.0 82
7 x-Dallas Mavericks 50 32 .610 17.0 82
8 x-New Orleans Pelicans 45 37 .549 22.0 82
9 Oklahoma City Thunder 45 37 .549 22.0 82
10 Phoenix Suns 39 43 .476 28.0 82
11 Utah Jazz 38 44 .463 29.0 82
12 Denver Nuggets 30 52 .366 37.0 82
13 Sacramento Kings 29 53 .354 38.0 82
14 Los Angeles Lakers 21 61 .256 46.0 82
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 16 66 .195 51.0 82

Game log[edit]

2014–15 game log
Total: 16–66 (Home: 9–32; Road: 7–34)
2014–15 season schedule

Player statistics[edit]

Statistics (Summer League, preseason, and regular season)
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

Summer League[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Preseason[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Rubio, RickyRicky Rubio 22 22 31.5 .356 .255 .803 5.7 8.8 1.7 0 10.3
Wiggins, AndrewAndrew Wiggins 82 82 36.2 .437 .310 .760 4.6 2.1 1 0.6 16.9
Martin, KevinKevin Martin 39 36 33.4 .427 .393 .881 3.6 2.3 0.8 0 20
Garnett, KevinKevin Garnett 47 47 20.3 .467 .143 .800 6.6 1.6 1 0.4 6.9
Dieng, GorguiGorgui Dieng 73 49 30 .506 .167 .783 8.3 2 1 1.7 9.7
LaVine, ZachZach LaVine 77 40 24.7 .422 .341 .842 2.8 3.6 0.7 0.1 10.1
Peković, NikolaNikola Peković 31 29 26.3 .424 .000 .837 7.5 0.9 0.6 0.4 12.5
Muhammad, ShabazzShabazz Muhammad 38 13 22.8 .489 .392 .717 4.1 1.2 0.5 0.2 13.5
Neal, GaryGary Neal 54 1 22.1 .374 .305 .867 2.4 1.9 0.4 0 10.1
Budinger, ChaseChase Budinger 67 4 19.2 .433 .364 .827 3 1 0.7 0.1 6.8
Brown, LorenzoLorenzo Brown 29 7 18.9 .426 .214 .632 2.4 3.1 1 0.2 4.2
Turiaf, RonnyRonny Turiaf 2 0 9.5 .000 .000 .000 0.5 1 0 0 0
Payne, AdreianAdreian Payne 32 22 23.2 .414 .111 .652 5.1 0.9 0.6 0.3 6.7
Hamilton, JustinJustin Hamilton 41 14 17.4 .478 .323 .830 3.3 0.9 0.7 0.7 5.3
Bennett, AnthonyAnthony Bennett 57 3 15.7 .421 .304 .641 3.8 0.8 0.5 0.3 5.2
Hummel, RobbieRobbie Hummel 45 4 16.5 .459 .314 .820 3 0.6 0.4 0.2 4.4

Injuries[edit]

Roster[edit]

2014–15 Minnesota Timberwolves roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SG 7 Brown, Lorenzo 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 189 lb (86 kg) 1990–08–26 North Carolina State
SF 10 Budinger, Chase 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 209 lb (95 kg) 1988–05–22 Arizona
C 5 Dieng, Gorgui 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1990–01–18 Louisville
PF 21 Garnett, Kevin 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 253 lb (115 kg) 1976–05–19 Farragut HS (IL)
C 41 Hamilton, Justin 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1990–04–01 LSU
SF 4 Hummel, Robbie 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 219 lb (99 kg) 1989–03–08 Purdue
SG 8 LaVine, Zach 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 1995–03–30 UCLA
SG 23 Martin, Kevin 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 204 lb (93 kg) 1983–02–01 Western Carolina
SF 15 Muhammad, Shabazz 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 227 lb (103 kg) 1992–11–13 UCLA
SG 12 Neal, Gary 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1984–10–03 Towson
PF 50 Onuaku, Arinze 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 275 lb (125 kg) 1987–07–13 Syracuse
PF 3 Payne, Adreian 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1991–02–19 Michigan State
C 14 Peković, Nikola Injured (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 307 lb (139 kg) 1986–01–03 Montenegro
PG 9 Rubio, Ricky Injured (C) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 1990–10–21 Spain
SG 22 Wiggins, Andrew 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1995–02–23 Kansas
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2015–04–07

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Free agents[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Player Signed Contract Ref.

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former team Ref.

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason left Date New team Ref.

Awards[edit]

Player Award Date awarded Ref.

Andrew Wiggins won the 2015 NBA Rookie of the Year Award.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 NBA Draft Order". NBA. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 

External links[edit]