Heat Check 2020-21: Minnesota Timberwolves

by December 31, 2020
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Malik Beasley of the Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves knew exactly what they were investing in when they onboarded Malik Beasley at the trade deadline last season. Now four games into his first full season with Wolves, on a freshly inked long-term deal no less, Beasley is paying dividends.

Expect Ricky Rubio and D’Angelo Russell to ramp up as they acclimate to sharing time in Minnesota’s backcourt, that may be a critical piece of the puzzle if this team hopes to compete for a playoff spot.

For more information about the numbers behind our Heat Check series, hop over to our main Heat Check 2020-21 post.

Jarred Vanderbilt5.5p, 6.5r, 3.5a🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Malik Beasley17.0p, 4.8r, 1.0a🔥🔥🔥
Naz Reid9.5p, 3.8r, 2.0a🔥
Ed Davis1.3p, 4.3r, 0.7a
Jarrett Culver8.0p, 7.5r, 0.5a
Karl-Anthony Towns19.0p, 11.5r, 5.0a
Josh Okogie8.0p, 3.3r, 1.7a❄❄
Jake Layman3.5p, 1.3r, 0.5a❄❄❄
Jordan McLaughlin3.0p, 1.5r, 5.0a❄❄❄
Juancho Hernangomez2.0p, 3.3r, 0.0a❄❄❄
D’Angelo Russell17.3p, 2.5r, 4.3a❄❄❄❄❄
Ricky Rubio9.5p, 2.3r, 4.5a❄❄❄❄❄

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