4 first rounders. 1 lottery (their own), Miami, Boston, Utah. Very interesting.
If anyone has seen the TWolves play, you know exactly what I'm talking about.
Big T-wolves fan here and even if we got the first three picks in the draft, I'm sure they'll find a way to mess it up. I'm looking for a true center and a 6' 6 shooting gaurd. No more undersize players. We have a 6' 10 center a 6' 9 power foward and a 6' 4 shooting gaurd. (jefferson, love, and mc'cants) If I had the choices I would love Griffin, Tyler Smith, or Thabeet.
they should have kept brandon roy when they had a chance an the definably should have kept mayo
if they would have got mayo tehy would still of had a cahnce to get griffin this year
cuzz they would have had a spot for a big man open
u dont want to b stocked up with potential in 1 postion
but i think they need to get harden
every team needs a play maker
dont let him slip
imagine if they kept roy to play with garnett? and the drafted danny granger instead of mCants. but regadless of that not they should draft another big hopfully a defensive one. and and high IQ guard. and trade some of their picks and past players for a little vetran leadership.
what is wrong with al jefferson? the guy is a 20 and 10 machine at the age of 23.
So was zach randolph and look how many championships he has won. the t'wolves have no shot blocking at all.
we need more two-way players and Harden would be that, even though he is just a tad undersized. He's still taller than McCants.
Thabeet is tempting. If Thabeet were to be as good as Tyson Chandler, it would be tough to pass on him. We need shot-blocking pretty badly too.
I love James Harden, he is an absolute animal of a basketball player and hes not going to be a guy that along with a top 3 pick comes a top 3 ego, hes a class act. Then with our later picks I like the mocks takes alot. I like Patrick Patterson I think we could use a big banger like him, a bigger better version of Craig Smith basically. Then Patrick Mills, we need a point guard. Randy Foye does not look like the answer there, Kevin McHale, hows trading away future Hall of Famer Brandon Roy looking now. But the sad thing is I can really see us trading away one or two of these picks for a couple middle of the road guys, because those are the stupid things the TWolves do. And by the way Al Jefferson is a beast in the paint and anyone who says hes not, I don't even know what to say.
This team needs way more than 4 draft picks. If any of you have been to a game this or last year you'd know that the only time fans stand is for free t-shirts and a chance to get $50 for showing their mastercard. As much as I love Harden, and I also would draft him, he wouldn't make us any good for a couple years because the rest of the team sucks so bad. Let's trade Gomes and his 3.8 million to Dallas for expiring contracts so that we get enough under the cap next year to sign Iverson. As poor of a reputation this guy has developed he'd be a great fit. He'd be a player who could finally humble Jefferson. He's been extremely efficient offensively whether people admit it or not. At 1.4 points per shot, that ranks him just as high as Lebron and D-Wade. Plus he gets more assists I think. Outside of Jefferson this team can't score. Miller needs a playmaker to get him shots. Even Foye does. Let's get this team into the playoffs for a couple years as Harden and Love develop, and we search for a new point guard. This city needs a team that can compete now. Getting Iverson to Minny wouldn't sacrifice the future because we're going to have to lose our first round pick soon anyways because of the retarded Marko Jaric trade.
Harden, Ty Lawson or Pat Mills, Tyler Smith, AJ Ogilvy or Jerome Jordan
As horrible as the club is this year, I have about as much interest in the team as I've had in a few years. The four 1st round picks plus Miami's 2nd rounders give the Wolves chips to work with. Not to mention some flexibility with our salary cap in 2010.
The scary piece is that the Wolves needs to trade at least 2 of those 4 pics for this year. We simply can't take on 4 guaranteed contracts on rookies. Looking at how things are shaping up right now, it looks like we should be not only in the lottery, but a top 4 option again. Knowing the Timberwolves nightmarish history of lottery luck, I would expect us to get as poor of a pick as is possible. On the other hand, this year doesn't have a Dwight Howard, LeBron James or Shaquille O'Neal, but it does have potential Michael Olowakandi's and Joe Smiths. Maybe this is our year. :) If it is, I don't have an issue with taking Blake Griffin and stockpiling talent - or better year, dealing the pick for whatever value there is to be from a team needing a PF with an attitude.
With our secondary picks, if we keep them I want them all used on PGs. I figure that if we draft 5 of them, one of them should be NBA worthy. We have such a horrendous hole in our backcourt that just must be addressed. I don't think anyone in the Timberwolves organization still believes that Randy Foye is still an NBA point guard. Judging by their minutes, it looks like they feel the same way about Sebastian Telfair. I would relish a shot at a player like Ray Felton in Charlotte, or even Ramon Sessions in Milwaukee. Perhaps the Wolves could find some level of deal for Michael Redd and Sessions. I'm not sure I even want Redd and his contract, but he's a pure scorer at the point and I believe Sessions can play and contribute at this level from the point. Losing a couple of our dead contracts and a 1st round pick or two and all of sudden something might work out.
Assuming with draft lower, I would be ok with BJ Mullens as a selection as well. He's horribly raw offensively, but he's a big kid with NBA size and super athleticism. I don't like him to a machine like Howard or even Stoudemire, but he can rebound, defend, block shots and has an improving offensive game. I realize we just drafted Love, but there are 96 minutes to be played at C and PF between three guys....this squeezes Craig Smith out of the rotation. There is also a player like Brandon Jennings. I'm not sure he's physically mature enough to defend, but he can run like the wind and pass like crazy. He needs a SF that can run and finish to really display his game, so perhaps that would be the next acquisition for the club. In the meantime, he would give the Wolves the speed and ballhanding they sorely lack right now. The ability to penetrate has been absent in MN since Marbury left town.......
At any rate, there's hope in the future and I'm looking forward to the draft. If I felt like we had the basketball minds at the wheel that I trusted, I would feel even better, but there is at least hope.
didnt know the twolves would start a firestorm...
I disagree with a number of people here. Our future isn't as bleak as most of you are painting. We did have a slump this year which I'll admit but we're definitely looking better.
Firstly for the first time in a decade we're good financially. We're not overpaying veterans or locked into longterm contracts with crappy cancers. McHale may have been horrible trading our draft picks but he's done a good job sorting us out financially after (and for alittle while before) the Garnett trade.
McHale has also stepped down from his position in the FO meaning we won't have to worry about him trading our future stars for lesser products. Hoidberg was very high on Mayo last year and was one of a group that pushed to keep him. Unfortunately McHale was in charge and won out but since Hoidberg and Stack (who was also involved in trying to keep Mayo and handled the contract negotiations this offseason (see; Gomes, Ryan. Telfair, Sebastian)) are now in charge we should see a significant change come draft night.
For those that compare Al Jefferson to Zach Randolph or say we need a power forward I say stop posting. You're either an idiot or not a Timberwolf fan. Jefferson is the cornerstone of this franchise with a manic work ethic, post moves few others have and a contract for 5 years that is very good for what he does. Jefferson is the least of our problems.
What we need is a dedicated perimeter scorer. Harden is the obvious target since his combination of scoring, shooting, intangibles and defence make him a perfect sidekick to Jefferson. Maybe even be the Batman and have Jefferson as the Robin.
While I wouldn't mind Thabeet I wouldn't go crazy to get him. We do have the top centre in Europe (Pekovic) waiting to come over and if we had someone taking playing time at his natural position it probably wouldn't be enticing enough to get him to come over.
Foye is fine and especially if we get Harden there's no reason to think about trying to get a new starting point guard. A defensive minded backup like Kyle Lowry or Darren Collison would be nice additions however.
Finally I think we need to improve the small forward position as well. Gomes will never be a starter on a championship caliber team and while Brewer has alot of potential I think his upside is a great 6th man. If we can get an unselfish, versatile, defensive glue man like Earl Clark I think we'd be great for the future.
I know this season sucks but it doesn't mean we need to break up the team. Be alittle patient and we will be rewarded.
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