After the Wizards and Wolves trade, the Wolves now have 4 first round picks who should they pick? With already a solid front line of Jefferson, Love and Gomez. I think they should get some help in the back court.
Jefferson's already playing up to his potential averaging 23 and 11 and he still has a lot of room to grow.
Love after a slow start in his rookie campaign, did well on the last games of the season and still managed to average 11 and 9.
Gomez an excellent role player at the 3 managed to average 13 a game.
Telfair once a high school phenom, may be the lone remaining bright spot on the back court averaging 10 and 5, but has yet to play like everyone envisioned him to.
My Picks on Draft Night:
5. Johnny Flynn or Ricky Rubio
6. DeMar DeRozen, Stephen Curry, or Tyreke Evans
18. DeJuan Blair
28. Sam Young
On The 5th pick
Rubio and Flynn are both excellent picks here, thy both can run the point and can lead a team. If Rubio's taken, the Timber wolves should take Flynn who could provide them with immediate leadership and toughness in the point guard spot.
On the 6th Pick
The Timber wolves need a 2, They should get either Curry who can also play the 1 or DeRozen, Tyreke could be another pick here due to his upside, all players can play the 2. Curry a dead eye-shooter in the long-range could produce immediate results and is another scoring threat with the already formidable front line. He's a nice addition to the team, Just like Orlando with Howard and a bunch of shooters, DeRozen is also a nice pick, with his athletic ability and finishing ability the Wolves may also take a look at him, Evans would also be a nice fit his ability to create and score could help them in a lot of ways.
On the 18th Pick
DeJuan Blair is their man in this pick, if he falls. He could be a nice addition to the front line of the wolves, the first big man off the bench, his toughness and tenacity is needed in this team.
On the 28th Pick
Sam Young could be a nice pick in this spot with his athletic ability and college experience he could produce immediate results, may be the 8th man off the bench to back up the 3.
I think Minnesota dont need DeJuan Blair cuz they already have Jefferson, Kevin Love and Charles Smith at that position. They dont need more undersized forwards! They need size and they should go after Hasheem Thabeet and try make a trade with Memphis to get a 2 pick!
Minnesota could trade 6 and 18 pick to Memphis and if that wont happen then Wolves can take Stephen Curry and Tyreke Evans with 5 and 6 pick and at 18 they could get BJ Mullens or Terrence Williams or Chase Budinger and at 28 they could get Wayne Ellington or Darren Collison or Sam Young.
p.s.: sorry for my english but i am from Europe
ITS RYAN GOMES AND CRAIG SMITH! I BELIEVE THAT THEY WILL ATEMPT TO TRADE THE 5TH AND EITHER THE 18TH OR THE 28TH IN A PACKAGE TO MOVE AS HIGH AS 2 BUT POSSIBLY 3 OR 4 IF THEY DO MOVE UP I CAN SEE THEM EITHER GETTING THABEET WHO GIVES THEM THE SIZE THEY SO BADLY NEED AND ALLOWS JEFERSON TO PLAY THE 4 WHERE HE IS A CAOTIC MATCHUP PROBLEM OR AS A SHOCKER THEY MAY DRAFT HARDEN THEY HAVE NO SOLID 2 GUARD AND HARDEN IS NBA READY AND A CRAFTY SCORER AND THEY WOULD STILL HAVE THE 6TH PICK TO GET THE PG THEY DESIRE IN EITHER CURRY FLYNN OR RUBIO IF HE DROPS PAST SACRAMENTO!
If Thabeet isn't available, I'd like them to draft Derozan and Jennings, and play more of an uptempo style. With Love throwing outlet passes and Brewer with his defense, I think they could have a fairly good team.
5. Stephen Curry
6. Jordan Hill
18.Terrence Williams (could easily fall hear)
28. Sam Young
Timberwolves would have a bright future if they got this done.
Even though I have the biggest feeling that we (timberpuppies) aren't through moving picks yet. Here are my favorites for these picks.
# 5 Tyreke Evans- great combo gaurd that I believe plays pg better than Foye and can play sg as well as he did for us
# 6 Earl Clark- People may think I'm crazy for putting him this high, but I think he is a great sf with size that we need. Reminds me of Rashad Lewis of the Orlando Magic.
# 18 BJ Mullens- Even though I wasn't impressed with his freshman year at Ohio State, we do need a true 7ft center so we can move Big Al Jefferson down to his true position of pf. PS he may become a bust in the long run but worth the try.
# 28 Either Wayne Ellington (UNC) if still available or Marcus Thornton (LSU) both true scorers Marcus is a little small for the sg role but if we have him on the floor with Tyreke they can switch men on defense since Tyreke is 6'5
If we are able to get all of these players I would be happy with the direction the team would be going in. I just feel we will be trading 5 and 18 to move to pick 2 or 3. I wouldn't want to do that move. But rumors are that we are thinking 6 and Kevin Love to Mempis for 2, which I can go for. With that pick take Thabeet at 2, Evans at 5 and Clark at 18 if still available and Ellington or Thornton at 28.
I believe the 4 first picks will be, Griffin, Harden, Thabeet and Rubio so if I were the one who chose, I would go as follow:
#5: Evans, the guy can play PG and at least he is a good defender, it will need few years to be able to drive the team but his defense is already here.
#6: Hill, they may have Jefferson and Love but they need somebody to defend, here Hill has his place with his ability to play PF and C, he will be very useful.
#18: BJ Mullens if the guy is available, why not? He has potential and size, they don't need him now but he will try his luck few minutes every game.
#28: Austin Daye, the guy for the future, he will just be a bench warmer for now.
I would love if the T-wolves could get by with trading the 5th or 6th pick and one of the lower picks to get the 2nd pick but I think it is going to take both the 5th & 6th picks. If they do get the 2nd pick they should take Thabeet since this is such a point guard heavy draft and Thabeet is the only potentially dominant, atleast defensively, center in the draft. They can get a point guard at 18 (Maynor, Lawson, Teague, etc..).
Well the TWolves need a PG, SG, & length in the post. Minnesota also needs depth at the SG & SF positions. This is what I would do if I was Minnesotas' GM.
18. Clark or Johnson or Daye (depending who is available)
45. Claver or Danny Green (depending who is available)
Norel was Rubios' teammate so they play well together. I also think a passer like Rubio would thrive playing with a deadly shooter in Curry. Clark would offer lenght at the SF position which the TWolves need, he can also play some PF. Calathes is probably the second best passer in this draft so you can't pass on him, plus he can shoot.
I think Evans is a lock if he's still around.
I think Curry would be a nice complement to Evans (penetrator vs. shooter; big guard vs. little guard) and would help open up the floor for Al. I'm also hoping that Love has extended his range to the 3pt line.... imagine Al as Dwight.... with love and curry spreading the floor. and if the rotation gets all the way to evans~ he can take it to the rack and get to the line. I like the Curry-Evans combo the more that I think about it.
I think 18 will ultimately end up in Portland~ i'm not sure for what... sergio rodriguez? webster?
I think 28 will be a European.
if rubio is there at 5 they will get him with either pick, if not they will get stephen curry for sure, they love the guy and he is pretty much a better version of randy foye, a combo guard that can pass and shoot better than the previous guy sounds great. They can get johnny flynn or tyreke evans depending on what they think of telfair. if they are confident the guy can produce at pg, they should get evans at the two if not go with the second best pure pg in this draft.
at 18 i agree in the bj mullins if available, because they need a center and there isn't any other center projected in the first round. if he is off the board they should go for upside (late teens is the perfect place to gamble in this theorically weak draft) with earl clark, terrence williams or austin daye
at 28 they should go for a tough sf that can defend like sam young, omri casspi or even jonas jerebko in that order if they're available.
i don't think they will keep all those 4 draft picks in the first round though, but i believe they will keep at least 2 in the lottery.
EVANS AND RUBIO! that sounds like a ridiculous backcourt.
I would like to see them take Stephen Curry @ 5, Earl Clark @ 6, Terrance Willliams @ 18, and the Best Big Available @ 28.
I like Clark as a Poor Mans Lamar Odom / KG type of hybrid Forward. giving them a Solid 3/4. Terrance Williams Played Point Guard/ Point Forward Most of his career and Reminds Me of a Poor Mans AI In Philly. Then this will allow Curry to Still Play the 2 on Offense to keep his scoring going. Then taking the best big available to develop for the future(Unless Wayne Ellington is still on board, Can't never have to much Offense). They still have thomas and songalia to take up the back up post mins. In addition to clark being able to slide down and give them a fast breaking offense.
i agree with delfam,,,no way do we want a weaker randy foye with a little better jump shot and thats what we will get with curry,, at number #5 and #6 picks Jennings and Derozan,, and then with the #18 we draft a shooter that also plays up tempo in Chase Budinger,,,with #28 Taj Gibson,,,we will be good with that line up
Trade the 5 or 6 & 18 picks for pick 2. Grab Thabeet to take care of that hole in the middle.
Use remaining lottery pick at 5 or 6 to grab best player at PG or SG - Rubio, Evans or Harden would be the most likely.
Use pick 28 to grab a PG or SG (whichever they didn't grab at 5 or 6) - there should be a decent player available at both positions still.
Use the 2nd round to add depth and/or Euro players.
PF is the only position I don't see them drafting. They've not only got Love & Jefferson, but a Euro player whose name I forget that they drafted a couple years back that plays the 4 & is looking pretty good from what I understand.
They need the most help at 1, 2 & 5. Moving up to the 2nd pick allows them to address all 3 in a single draft.