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11. Gorgui Dieng
The hope is that Dieng's experience winning an NCAA national championship with Louisville can translate quickly to the next level.
He is the most capable backup center on the roster and the most able shot blocker on the team even as a rookie. His upside, even from Day 1, dwarfs that of the other players on this slide.
Minnesota traded up in the first round of this year's draft to snag him. Hopefully, he shows a return on its investment right away.
12. Ronny Turiaf
Turiaf was an underrated signing, as he was brought over from Los Angeles this offseason to round out the roster.
His on-court production is likely to be minimal as usual, but his veteran presence is wonderful to have on a team full of young talent.
13. Shabazz Muhammad
The maligned UCLA product will likely be relegated to the bench during his rookie season. Minnesota's dearth of talent on the wings is no more, and he will probably require a year or two of seasoning before being unleashed.
Parking his rear end next to Turiaf for the time being could be the best thing for the 20-year-old in the long run. If he is to be this team's star shooting guard of the future, the first thing he must do is get his head on straight and stop drawing negative attention to himself.
A year or two marinating on the bench is what's best for Muhammad right now.
14. Chris Johnson
In a time of need, Chris Johnson came to Minnesota on a 10-day contract last year and straight up balled.
He earned himself a permanent spot on the team, but with everyone healthy, he will be forced to slide down the bench.
Johnson looked to be much beefier during summer league, which is pleasant to see considering how skinny he was. If his number is called, head coach Rick Adelman will do so without hesitation.
15. Lorenzo Brown
For now, it appears as if Brown has made the roster.
The second-rounder could carve out a niche as a quality backup point guard for Ricky Rubio should José Juan Barea and Alexy Shved turn out to be better suited at shooting guard.
His size in the backcourt is a good change of pace. Brown has a great amount of talent, but for now, will be little more than a benchwarmer.