The raw No. 5 picks of the 2020 NBA, Rookie Isaac Okoro, was thrown to the wolves and pumped to watch the opponent’s best player, led the team in minutes. Darius Garland, 21 and Jarrett Allen arrived from Brooklyn in a January trade after third-year guard Collin Sexton. Dean Wade who was apparently not sure of his contract being fully guaranteed landed sixth in total minutes. There will be reliable veterans like Andre Drummond, Larry Nance Jr., JaVale McGee, Kevin Love, and Matthew Dellavedova who were supposed to be tasked with strengthening the young batch by showing them how to play a winning game.
Love's calf injury in the preseason opener wiped away everything from his 13th season. Dellavedova has also been sidelined keeping in mind a severe concussion, neck injury, and appendectomy for the first 49 games. Unsurprisingly McGee was sent away at the deadlines.