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2012–13 Minnesota Timberwolves season

The 2012–13 Minnesota Timberwolves season was the 24th season for the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team missed the playoffs for the 9th straight season, but won at least 30 games for the first time since Kevin Garnett was traded.

2012–13 Minnesota Timberwolves season
Head coachRick Adelman
General managerDavid Kahn
Owner(s)Glen Taylor
ArenaTarget Center
Results
Record31–51 (.378)
PlaceDivision: 5th (Northwest)
Conference: 12th (Western)
Playoff finishDid Not Qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports North,
RadioWCCO
< 2011–12 2013–14 >

Contents

Key datesEdit

DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 58 Robbie Hummel PF   United States Purdue (Sr.)

RosterEdit

2012–13 Minnesota Timberwolves roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 11 Barea, José Juan 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 178 lb (81 kg) 1984–06–26 Northeastern
F 10 Budinger, Chase 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 209 lb (95 kg) 1988–05–22 Arizona
F 33 Cunningham, Dante 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 221 lb (100 kg) 1987–04–22 Villanova
F 15 Gelabale, Mickael 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1983–05–22 France
C 20 Johnson, Chris 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1985–07–15 LSU
F 47 Kirilenko, Andrei 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1981–02–18 Russia
G 8 Lee, Malcolm   6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1990–05–22 UCLA
F/C 42 Love, Kevin   (C) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 243 lb (110 kg) 1988–09–07 UCLA
C 14 Peković, Nikola   6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 285 lb (129 kg) 1986–01–03 Montenegro
G 13 Ridnour, Luke 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1981–02–13 Oregon
G 3 Roy, Brandon   6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1984–07–23 Washington
G 9 Rubio, Ricky 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1990–10–21 Spain
G 1 Shved, Alexey 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 187 lb (85 kg) 1988–12–16 Russia
C 34 Stiemsma, Greg 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1985–09–26 Wisconsin
F 7 Williams, Derrick 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1991–05–25 Arizona
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2014–04–08

Pre-seasonEdit

2012 pre-season game log
2012–13 season schedule

Regular seasonEdit

Game logEdit

2012–13 game log
Total: 31–51 (Home: 20–21; Road: 11–30)
2012–13 season schedule

StandingsEdit

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
c-Oklahoma City Thunder 60 22 .732 34–7 26–15 10–6 82
x-Denver Nuggets 57 25 .695 3 38–3 19–22 11–5 82
Utah Jazz 43 39 .524 17 30–11 13–28 9–7 82
Portland Trail Blazers 33 49 .402 27 22–19 11–30 6–10 82
Minnesota Timberwolves 31 51 .378 29 20–21 11–30 4–12 82


Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 c-Oklahoma City Thunder * 60 22 .732 82
2 y-San Antonio Spurs * 58 24 .707 2.0 82
3 x-Denver Nuggets * 57 25 .695 3.0 82
4 y-Los Angeles Clippers 56 26 .683 4.0 82
5 x-Memphis Grizzlies 56 26 .683 4.0 82
6 x-Golden State Warriors 47 35 .573 13.0 82
7 x-Los Angeles Lakers 45 37 .549 15.0 82
8 x-Houston Rockets 45 37 .549 15.0 82
9 Utah Jazz 43 39 .524 17.0 82
10 Dallas Mavericks 41 41 .500 19.0 82
11 Portland Trail Blazers 33 49 .402 27.0 82
12 Minnesota Timberwolves 31 51 .378 29.0 82
13 Sacramento Kings 28 54 .341 32.0 82
14 New Orleans Hornets 27 55 .329 33.0 82
15 Phoenix Suns 25 57 .305 35.0 82

InjuriesEdit

Kevin Love suffered a fracture in his right hand during a team workout midway through the pre-season. He is expected to be sidelined between six and eight weeks.[1]

TransactionsEdit

OverviewEdit

Players Added

Via trade

Via free agency

Players Lost

Via trade

Via free agency

Waived

TradesEdit

June 26, 2012 To Minnesota Timberwolves
Chase Budinger
Draft rights to Lior Eliyahu
To Houston Rockets
The 18th overall pick in 2012
July 13, 2012 To Minnesota Timberwolves
2016 second round pick
To New Orleans Hornets
Brad Miller
2013 second round pick
2016 second round pick
Cash considerations
July 24, 2012 To Minnesota Timberwolves
Dante Cunningham
To Memphis Grizzlies
Wayne Ellington
July 27, 2012
(3-team trade)
To Minnesota Timberwolves
2013 second round pick (from New Orleans)
2014 second round pick (from Phoenix)
2017 second round pick (from New Orleans)
To Phoenix Suns
Wesley Johnson
Future first round pick

Free agentsEdit

Additions
Player Date signed Former team
Alexey Shved July 25 CSKA Moscow (Russia)
Andrei Kirilenko July 27 CSKA Moscow (Russia)
Brandon Roy July 31 Portland Trail Blazers
Greg Stiemsma August 2 Boston Celtics
Louis Amundson September 24 Indiana Pacers
Will Conroy September 28 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
(D-League)
Subtractions
Player Date left New team
Michael Beasley July 20 Phoenix Suns
Anthony Randolph July 20 Denver Nuggets
Martell Webster August 29 Washington Wizards
Anthony Tolliver September 27 Atlanta Hawks

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Associated Press (October 18, 2012). Wolves' Kevin Love out 6-8 weeks, ESPN.com. Retrieved October 28, 2012.