• The Wolves will start Jeff Teague, Jimmy Butler, Andrew Wiggins, Taj Gibson and Karl-Anthony Towns against the Lakers on Saturday.

    This could be the lineup that coach Thibodeau will use in the regular season, but Gorgui Dieng should still get the lion’s share of minutes unless Thibs is going to play favorites here.  It’s worth noting that Dieng was the only core player that really got benched last season and it was for Nemanja Bjelica of all players. Until we see more evidence to suggest that Gibson is going to be more than a mild irritant to Dieng’s minutes, we’re not going to move the projections.  Dieng is well worth a look in the late-middle rounds.

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