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The Timberwolves have the longest arms in the NBA


The Minnesota Timberwolves haven't dished out big contracts like some other NBA teams have this offseason. Instead they've been signing guys like Cole Aldrich, Jordan Hill and Brandon Rush at team-friendly prices.

Aldrich and Hill have each averaged fewer than ten points per game in their careers but there's one area where they excel: height. In fact if the Wolves roll into the regular season with their current roster they'll have the longest team wingspan in the NBA, according to Bleacher Report.

This chart put together by Kelly Scaletta, shows only the Sacramento Kings have larger options at power forward than the Wolves.

Pairing Aldrich and Hill with such big men as: Karl-Anthony Towns, Gorgui Dieng, Nikola Pekovic, Nemanja Bjellica and Adreian Payne gives the Wolves plenty of options in the post.

Even if you consider the Wolves' small forwards and guards, Minnesota still outreaches most teams around the league. Only three other teams out-rank the Wolves' shooting guards and only five have taller small forwards.

When the Wolves hired Tom Thibodeau, it was expected that he would help make Minnesota a better defensive team.

With many taller options on the roster, the Wolves may not light up the scoreboard like the Golden State Warriors but clearly the team is ready to use their big men to its advantage.

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