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Wolves bigger than ever after Naz Reid, Jaden McDaniels growth spurts

They have six players at six-ten or taller on the roster.
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Let's go take a look at the official Minnesota Timberwolves website to find out how tall each of the big guys on the roster are. You see, we're checking on this because the word out there is that they don't match reality for the bigs, namely Naz Reid and Jaden McDaniels. 

OK, here's what we found on the website... 

  • Rudy Gobert is 7'1''
  • Karl-Anthony Towns is 7'
  • Naz Reid is 6'9''
  • Jaden McDaniels is 6'9''

There's no debating the heights of Gobert and Towns, but it definitely sounds like the team website is shortchanging Reid and McDaniels. This is what Jon Krawczysnki of The Athletic said Tuesday during his guest appearance on KFAN radio in the Twin Cities. 

"I looked at Naz yesterday and he seemed taller to me, so I asked him, after the little scrum I said, 'Hey, Naz, are you taller?' And he told me that he didn't feel taller but that he measured taller, at six-ten. He measured at six-eight last year. He says he doesn't really believe it, I buy it a little bit. But Jaden McDaniels is six-ten and three-quarters or almost six-eleven with the hair I think."


Add in Luka Garza and rookie Leonard Miller at six-ten each and all of a sudden the Timberwolves have six players at six-ten or taller on the roster. What's even more impressive is that there's going to be three of them together on the court a lot during the season because Gobert, Towns and McDaniels are starters and Reid is expected to be the sixth man. 

Here's what the starting lineup should look like Oct. 25 in the season opener: 

  • Mike Conley: 6'1''
  • Anthony Edwards: 6'4''
  • Jaden McDaniels: 6'10'' or 6'11''
  • Karl-Anthony Towns: 7'
  • Rudy Gobert: 7'1''

They get bigger if Shake Milton, a six-five guard, is on the floor in place of Conley. And they get really big if they choose to have six-nine Kyle Anderson run the point alongside Edwards, McDaniels, Towns and Gobert.