NBA Live 19: Minnesota Timberwolves Player Ratings and Roster

After a blockbuster trade to move on Jimmy Butler, the Timberwolves have a new look roster. Check it out here, along with all the NBA Live 19 player ratings.


After the failed Jimmy Butler experiment, Minnesota have a whole new roster. Will the removal of Butler and the additions of Covington and Saric be the key to unlocking the potential of this talented team? Take a look at their entire roster below, as well as all the NBA Live 19 ratings and other stats.

Jeff Teague, PG, 82

Age: 30

Position: PG

Height: 6’2’’

Playstyle: Slasher

Best stats: 90 Stamina, 90 Speed, 84 Free Throw

Teague had a solid first season on the Timberwolves in 2017/18, averaging 14.2 points, 7.0 assists and 1.5 steals per night. His ability to see the floor and make passes is hugely important on a Timberwolves team full of capable finishers, but few capable playmakers. 

Andrew Wiggins, SG, 82

Age: 23

Position: SF

Height: 6’8’’

Playstyle: Wing Scorer

Best stats: 96 Stamina, 95 Vertical, 91 Dunk

Wiggins has failed to make the impact Minnesota would have been hoping for since he was drafted at pick 1 in the 2014 draft, but at just 23 years of age he still has plenty of time to develop into a good NBA player. In 2017/18 his points average dropped nearly six to 17.7 per game thanks largely to the addition of Butler, but more important to his development than his points average is improving what is an inherently inefficient offensive game into an efficient one, as well as his defense.

Robert Covington, SF, 80

Age: 27

Position: SF

Height: 6’9″

Playstyle: Wing Shooter

Best Stats: 91 Defensive Awareness, 88 Stamina, 86 Dunk

Covington should fit in nicely to the Timberwolves team. An elite defender at various positions, he will negate the loss of Butler at that end of the floor, while his ability to knock down the 3-point shot will give Towns and Wiggins more space to operate on the offensive end.

Dario Saric, PF, 80

Age: 24

Position: PF

Height: 6’10”

Playstyle: Stretch Big

Best Stats: 86 Free Throw, 84 Inside Shot, 82 Mid-Range Shot

The quintessential all-around player, Saric is able to contribute to his team in a number of ways. Still in just his third full season, the Croatian can pass, shoot, and score on the inside, and as an intelligent player who fits in to the flow of the offense, will be a nice addition to the Timberwolves.

Karl-Anthony Towns, C, 91

Age: 22  

Position: C

Height: 7’0’’

Playstyle: Post Anchor

Best stats: 95 Stamina, 95 Post Moves, 94 Strength

Towns’ numbers took a hit last season as a result of his decreased usage, but he still put up 21.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.4 blocks per game. The development of his 3-point shot was a notable part of his 2017/18 season, going from 36.7% in the previous season all the way up to 42.1%. Easily the most talented player on this roster and one of the most talented in the league, Towns still has holes in his game – most notably his defense, which has seemingly failed to progress since he entered the league – but his array of offensive weapons makes him difficult to stop on his day.

NBA Live 19 Minnesota Timberwolves Roster

NameOVRPositionHeightPlaystyleBest Stats
Karl Anthony-Towns90C7’0″Post Anchor95 Stamina, 95 Post Moves
Jeff Teague82PG6’2″Slasher90 Stamina, 90 Speed
Andrew Wiggins82SF6’8″Wing Scorer96 Stamina, 95 Vertical
Derrick Rose81PG6’3″Slasher91 Stamina, 88 Driving Layup
Taj Gibson81PF6’9″Post Anchor87 Stamina, 86 Inside Shot
Robert Covington80SF6’9″Wing Shooter91 Defensive Awareness, 88 Stamina
Dario Saric80PF6’10”Stretch Big86 Free Throw, 84 Inside Shot
Gorgui Dieng78C6’11”Rim Protector87 Stamina, 86 Mid-Range Shot
Anthony Tolliver77PF6’8″Stretch Big84 Post Defense, 84 3-point Shot
Tyus Jones77PG6’2″Slasher86 Stamina, 82 On Ball Defense
Josh Okogie77SG6’4″Slasher93 Speed, 85 Stamina
Keita Bates-Diop76SF6’8″Playmaker85 Stamina, 81 On Ball Defense
Jerryd Bayless73PG6’3″Floor General85 Driving Layup, 84 Vertical
Luol Deng72SF6’9″Wing Scorer87 Stamina, 80 Speed
CJ Williams72SG6’4″Floor General80 Speed, 78 Dribbling
James Nunnally64SF6’7″Playmaker80 Speed, 79 Free Throw

Playbooks

Want to know all of the Timberwolves’ offensive plays? Check out the full list, straight from NBA Live 19, below.

Play NamePlay Type
PG 41 High Double DragPick and Roll
PG DragPick and Roll
PG 14 Low HighPick and Roll
PG 41 Weak AnglePick and Roll
PG 41 High AnglePick and Roll
PG 41 Quick HighPick and Roll
PG 41 Weak UpPick and Roll
PG 41 LiftedPick and Roll
SG 21Pick and Roll
SG High Pistol AnglePick and Roll
SF 41 Pin AnglePick and Roll
SF 41 Strong Reverse GetPick and Roll
SF 41 Strong Reverse AnglePick and Roll
PF Horns Elbow RamPick and Roll
PF 41 Pitch SpreadPick and Roll
PF 41 Weak HighPick and Roll
PG 41 Weak Reverse Back PinScreen
PG 41 Strong Reverse PinScreen
SG Floppy SingleScreen
SG Floppy DoubleScreen
SG 41 Weak Reverse PinScreen
SG Elbow QuickScreen
SG 41 High StaggerScreen
SG 41 Weak StaggerScreen
SG 41 Strong Reverse Back DownScreen
SF Zip ElevatorScreen
SF Rice DownScreen
SF 5 Out StaggerScreen
SF 41 PinScreen
SF 41 High AwayScreen
PF 41 High DownScreen
C 41 Strong Reverse DownScreen
C 41 DownScreen
PG 41 Strong Reverse SlicePostup
SG 41 Duck InPostup
SG 41 Strong Reverse FlexPostup
SF Zip PunchPostup
SF 41 Low Quick PostPostup
PF RicePostup
PF Rip WeakPostup
PF 41 Strong UpPostup
C RubPostup
C 41 Quick PostPostup
C 41 Weak Quick Wing EntryPostup
C 41 Quick EntryPostup
C 41 Strong Reverse Wing EntryPostup

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James Salmon

A 25 year old freelance writer with a Masters Degree in Sports Management. Passionate about a variety of sports, particularly basketball, Australian Rules Football, cricket, golf and surfing. Currently undertaking further studies in the field of exercise science.

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