NBA Draft Kit: Teams to Target
NBA Draft Kit: Teams to Target

This article is part of our NBA Draft Kit series.

Some NBA teams are fantasy goldmines. Others… aren't.

When drafting your fantasy team, stay on the lookout for players on these teams.

Favorable Rotation


Minnesota Timberwolves
Opportunity is the most important variable in fantasy. One of the preseason's biggest challenges for managers is projecting which players will get enough minutes, and which ones won't. Well, when it comes to the Timberwolves, managers can rest a little easier – coach Tom Thibodeau hates substitutions. Last season's Timberwolves featured three of the NBA's top-15 players in minutes per game, and all five starters averaged more than 33 minutes per game. League-wide, only 44 players topped that mark. Thibodeau receives a lot of criticism – probably fairly – that his rotations are a large part of why so many of his stars have sustained serious lower body injuries. But from a cold-hearted fantasy perspective, Thibodeau's rotations are perfec

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alex Rikleen
Rikleen writes the NBA column "Numbers Game," which decodes the math that underpins fantasy basketball. A certified math teacher, Rikleen decided the field of education pays too well, so he left it for writing. He is a Boston College graduate living in Delaware.
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