Change has been a constant over the last few seasons, and 2012 has been no different. Most of the new players the Wolves acquired are now playing serious minutes, with three of them beginning the season in the starting lineup.
For the most part, the changes have paid off. Andrei Kirilenko came into the organization and has helped out immensely through the injury-plagued first six weeks of the season. Also, Chase Budinger was scoring almost 12 points per game (PPG) and held a 17.5 player efficiency rating (PER) before injuring his knee.
The team is finally beginning to take form and show promise, which is something the Wolves haven’t seen for a long time.
Even without rookie sensation Ricky Rubio—as well as All-Star forward Kevin Love for the first month—the Wolves still managed to pull out wins.
Looking over the new acquisitions, I’m going to grade how each individual player has fared over the first six weeks of the season.
Note: All stats are valid as of 12/12/12