10 best draft choices by the Timberwolves in franchise history

Kevin Garnett is easily the best player in franchise history. [Image Source: Flickr | 火云邪神2011]
Kevin Garnett is easily the best player in franchise history. [Image Source: Flickr | 火云邪神2011]

Kevin Garnett won an MVP with the Timberwolves and holds the majority of the team's franchise records.

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The next team in this series of top-10 draft picks is the Minnesota Timberwolves. While most of the previous entries in this series looked at the top-10 draft choices since 1990, for Minnesota it will be their franchise history since their inaugural season was in 1989-90.

In order to make this list, the player must have actually been drafted by the Timberwolves (Kevin Love was acquired in a draft-day deal). Only their impact while with Minnesota is considered. Where the player was drafted matters meaning if a second round pick had nearly as much impact as a lottery pick, then the second round pick will be higher.

The team's draft choices were found at Basketball Reference.

1

Kevin Garnett - First round, fifth overall (1995)

Named MVP for the 2003-04 season, Garnett played 14 seasons with Minnesota and was named an All-Star 10 times, led the league in rebounding four seasons (2003-04 to 2006-07), and scored 19,201 points with the team.

2

Karl-Anthony Towns - First round, first overall (2015)

The 2015-16 Rookie of the Year, Towns has been named an All-Star each of the last two seasons and has averages of 22.3 points, 11.9 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks through four seasons. Forbes recently did an offseason preview for Minnesota telling how the team could pair D'Angelo Russell with Towns.

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