11. Sam Mitchell
How can you not love the story of Sam Mitchell?
It took Mitchell four years to make the NBA and once he made it he hung around for thirteen years, ten of which were with the Timberwolves over two runs. Mitchell was not the most talented player on his team, but was a very cerebral player who would twice lead the league in lowest Turnover Percentage. It did not surprise devoted fans and teammates that he would become a coach in the National Basketball Association.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Power Forward, Small Forward
  • Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent 7/23/89.
  • Departed: Traded with Pooh Richardson to the Indiana Pacers for Chuck Person and Michael Williams 9/8/92.

    Acquired: (2) Signed as an Unrestricted Free Agent 7/23/89.

    Departed: (2) Retired 8/20/02.
  • Games Played: 757
  • Per Game Averages: 24.3 MP, .449 eFG%, .788 FT%, 9.5 PTS, 3.7 RB, 1.1 AST, 0.6 STL, 0.3 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 12.7 PER, .512 TS%, -2.8 VORP, 32.9 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Lowest Turnover Percentage (1997 & 1998)
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