|Team Ranking||PTS/G||OPP PTS/G|
|Northwest Division||102.4 (3rd)||106.0 (5th)|
Fri Mar 25
|W 132 - 129||at WAS|
Sat Mar 26
|L 93 - 84||UTA|
Mon Mar 28
|W 121 - 116||PHO|
Wed Mar 30
|L 99 - 79||LAC|
Fri Apr 1
|L 98 - 85||at UTA|
Sun Apr 3
|L 88 - 78||DAL|
Tue Apr 5
|W 124 - 117||at GS|
Thu Apr 7
|W 105 - 97||at SAC|
Sat Apr 9
|W 106 - 105||at POR|
Mon Apr 11
|L 129 - 105||HOU|
Wed Apr 13
|W 144 - 109||NO|
Payne went for 15.5 points, 7.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game in eight Las Vegas Summer League contests.
Despite his strong summer, Payne may not have even been the team's best player thanks to the shows put on courtesy of both Kris Dunn and Tyus Jones. However, Minnesota would be foolish to overlook Payne's strong performance. The former Michigan State product led the Timberwolves in the rebounding department this summer. Unfortunately for Payne, Minnesota has a plethora of bigs such as Karl Anthony-Towns and Nikola Pekovic which is likely to restrict much if not all of his production.
Dunn has been medically cleared from the concussion he suffered during Las Vegas Summer League, Darren Wolfson of KSTP.com reports.
As soon as he was cleared to play, the fifth-overall pick returned to the court, going through a workout with assistant coaches on Monday. Dunn shouldn't be hampered by the concussion as he heads into training camp this fall, although it will be something to keep an eye on. Until then, expect the rookie to continue to refine his craft, as he'll look to compete with long-time starting point guard Ricky Rubio for a spot in the Timberwolves rotation.
Rubio is dealing with a minor thigh injury and was sidelined for the Spanish national team's exhibition with Lithuania on Monday, Darren Wolfson of KSTP-TV reports.
Rubio picked up the injury last week in an exhibition game against Angola, but was only held out Monday for precautionary purposes. The point guard is expected to be at full strength when the 2016 Summer Olympics begin in August.
Dunn (concussion) was held out of Tuesday's practice in Las Vegas with the USA Select Team, Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN AM reports.
Dunn sustained a concussion last week during the Las Vegas Summer League, resulting in him missing the Timberwolves' final five contests. He still has yet to be cleared through the NBA's concussion protocol, but the expectation is that he'll be fully recovered by the time training camp arrives in the fall. Dunn figures to be confined to the sidelines as a precaution throughout the select team's training camp this week, but interacting with some of the NBA's top young players along with the United States' Summer Olympics squad should be a positive experience for the rookie point guard.
Minnesota plays Chicago for the summer league title Monday. Jones had a developmental year last season as he averaged only 15.5 minutes per game and spent time in the NBA D-League. His showing this summer could earn him a longer look for a larger role this season under new head coach Tom Thibodeau.
|2015-16 Team Leaders|
|PPG||Andrew Wiggins , SG||20.7|
|RPG||Karl-Anthony Towns , C||10.5|
|APG||Ricky Rubio , PG||8.6|
|FG%||Karl-Anthony Towns , C||54.2|
|FT%||Ricky Rubio , PG||84.7|
|3P%||Zach LaVine , PG||38.9|
|BLOCKS||Karl-Anthony Towns , C||138|
|STEALS||Ricky Rubio , PG||162|
|MPG||Andrew Wiggins , SG||35.1|
|Full Team Statistics|
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