Friday, July 26, 2013

The 10 Best Minnesota Timberwolves of All Time; a Statistical Analysis

I sorted by VERY minimal criteria.  4000 minutes played as a Wolf, a PER as a Wolf of at least 15 (league average), and total Timberwolf Win Shares of 10 career Win Shares or more.

I also looked at Win Shares Per 48.

Here you go:

Of the Guys Who Qualify,

Most Games Played:
Garnett
Wally Szczerbiak
Kevin Love
Laettner
Joe Smith
Pooh Richardson
Terry Porter
Tony Campbell
Craig Smith
Tom Gugliotta


Best PER
Garnett
Love
Al Jefferson
Sam Cassell
Terrell Brandon
Pekovic
Gugliotta
Micheal Williams
Christian Laettner
Pooh Richardson


By Total Win Shares as a Wolf
KG
Wally Szczerbiak
Kevin Love
Terrell Brandon
Tom Gugliotta
Laettner
Joe Smith
Al Jefferson
Sam Cassell
Pooh Richardson


By Win Shares Per 48 as a Wolf
KG
Cassell
Love
Brandon
Pekovic
Wally
Joe Smith
Chauncey
Micheal Williams
Al Jefferson


Assign 10 points for a first-place finish, down to 1 point for a 10th place finish:

10th Best Wolf - Tie With 9th
9th Place Wolves - Tom Gugliotta and Nikola Pekovic (9 total points)

8th - tied with 7th
7th best Wolves - Christian Laettner and Al Jefferson (12 total points)


6th best Wolf - Joe Smith (14 total points)

5th best Wolf - Sam Cassell (18 total points)

4th best Wolf - Terrell Brandon (20 total points)

3rd best Wolf - Wally Szczerbiak (23 total points)

2nd best Wolf - Kevin Love (33 total points)

Best Ever Wolf - Kevin Garnett, with a perfect score of 40 points.


The saddest thing about the list is Joe Smith's high ranking, as well as the really minimal amount of time that most of these guys spent as Wolves, yet still are top 10 all-time.


11th through 15th (guys registering at least 1 appearance on one of the 4 lists):

11- Pooh Richardson
12 - Micheal Williams
13 - Terry Porter
14th and 15th - tie between Tony Campbell and Chauncey Billups.


There ya go.

It isn't exactly Magic, Wilt, Mikan, Kareem, Shaq, and Jerry West, is it?


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