Monday, January 7, 2008

Timberwolves stats through 30 games

Despite a record that looks colder than the most chilling of Minneapolis winter days, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been modestly filling out the stat sheet this season. Al Jefferson has had some truly glistening box score lines, including the December 8 win against the Phoenix Suns when Jefferson dropped 32 points, 20 rebounds and 4 steals. Jefferson also notched a twenty-twenty night on December 17 at the Miami Heat (22 points and 20 boards).

No other players on the Minnesota Timberwolves roster are averaging more than 15 points a game, but Rashad McCants is close with 14 a game. Craig Smith is third in scoring on the team with 11.1. points per game. Smith is also shooting an excellent .552 from the field, good for best on the club. Three other Timberwolves average double figures in scoring – Antoine Walker at 10.3 points per game along with Ryan Gomes and Sebastian Telfair with 10 a game. Theo Ratliff has only played in six games, but those six displayed his defensive ability, as he averaged 2.83 blocks a game. Hopefully the Timberwolves can get him back soon from injury to receive more of that kind of contribution.

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