Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
ESPN is in the midst of their third-annual #NBARank and for the next few weeks while they unveil all 500 players ranked, we'll be taking a look at where our Minnesota Timberwolves players land.
J.J. Barea lands at #172 down from #134 the year before. His average score this year is 4.61.
J.J. is undoubtedly a talented player and with Ridnour now gone, his role as the first guard off the bench is much more defined. He'll be looked to, to provide a big spark off the bench and scoring in that second unit (likely consisting of himself, Shved, Williams, Cunningham and Turiaf).
There were A LOT of games last year where I absolutely hated J.J. and then there were a number of games where he showed it all: he scored, hit open teammates and played pesky D (or flopped to get a call). I hope we see a lot more complete J.J. and with a lot of new, talented pieces he may get back to trusting his teammates and giving up a few of his shots.
However, all in all, his scoring and energy will be relied on heavily this season.
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