A couple months ago I was playing NBA Jam On Fire Addition—the one you buy in the Xbox Live store—and I get enough points to unlock a “legendary player.” Naturally, I peruse through the on-screen menu to find a Minnesota Timberwolves “legend.”
I’m guessing that George Mikan or Jim Pollard are unavailable because their legacy left when the Minneapolis Lakers headed west to Los Angeles, but maybe I would find Stephon Marbury, Tom Gugliotta or maybe even Doug West from the pre-Kevin Garnett days.
Speaking of Garnett, I passed over “Toronto Raptors legend” Vince Carter and thought, Oh my god! He’s still playing! Maybe KG is a Timberwolves legend!
To my dismay, I found one player: Chuck Person.
That’s right, Chuck Person: a journeyman small forward that spent more time in San Antonio (1994-98) than he did in Minnesota (1992-94).
My guess is he was the guy they chose because Garnett is still in the league and the team needs a three-point shooter, but still…
I know that the Wolves have only been around since 1989, had only one super team—the Sam Cassell, Latrell Sprewell, Garnett squad that lost to the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals in 2003-04—and have not had much success since Garnett left in 2007, but wow, we’ve got a little more history here than that.
The following is my Timberwolves All-Time Dream Team using a typical 12-man roster. I’ve focused on what each player did in Minnesota, so all-time leaders made the cut, but I also just thought Who would make a good team? So some guys that only made stops here made the list.