With the second pick in the draft the twolves select
Enes Kanter or Jonas Valanciunas unless they plan to trade Beasley. I dont see them taking williams or another point guard as those moves dont make sense as they have a logjam at both positions and they are optmistic that Rubio will be there savior for there franchise. But its David kahn and nothing he does makes sense. Center and Shooting guard are there biggest needs but i think thats a little high to take Alex Burks or or Thompson so that leaves the big man to pair with Love as im not completly sold on Milic he is at best serviceable. Unless he trades down in the draft.
You "think" it's a little high to take Burks or Thompson at # 2? Smh
first of all i'm not sure who the Cavs gonna take with the top pick, i think it's still 50-50 between Irving and D-Will, second it's hard to see Twolves go for Enes Kanter, people need to understand that if Kevin Love is the main player on the team it necessary to found a suitable partner for him to cover his weaknesses, combination of Kevin Love and Enes Kanter is very problematic very like Kevin Love-Al Jefferson combo in the past, Minni will not want going this route again!
@euroball i hope you are right with the jazz #3 pick!
Yeah, I don't think Kanter would complement Love's game. The thinking behind picking Derrick Williams at 2 is that he is an explosive athlete with 3 point range and he can block shots. Love isn't a great athlete or shot blocker and I think they might play well together with Love at the 4 and Williams at the 3.
They can trade Beasley who has a pretty good value right now, and they would still have Anthony Randolph who could back up either Love or Williams.
Love and Williams would give them enough scoring up front so Darko could concentrate on playing defense, blocking shots, and grabbing whatever rebounds that Love and Williams don't get.
Williams would be a good assist target for Ricky Rubio if he ever comes over.
they would had essentially 5 power forwards then (Love, Williams, Radolph, Beasley and Toliver.) True Williams and beasley can play some three but its not really to there strength. As far as Love the Kid can score and rebound. So really u just need that shot blocker perhaps Biyombo then to satisfy that demand but he is raw and u hope to get something like Dwight or Serge Ibaka. What im trying to say the have an excess of players at the spots they are sort of strong at so it makes no sense to draft one of those guys unless he is going to do some dealing.
there are two possibilities with Bismack. If the T Wolves draft him then he will turn into an epic bust. If the T Wolves don't draft him then he will turn into a hybrid of Bill Russell and Shaq. David Kahn can't win. He might as well trade the pick (and Ricky Rubio while he is at it). lol
Minny just needs to trade down because I am sure there are teams that really want to take Kanter. Toronto could have enough along with their pick to get it done. Also they could always trade Love. I think Love is going to leave anyway. I believe he is a big market type guy.
either minnesota has to take d-will and then just deal with the logjam they have or they have to trade down and try to stock up on some picks...because i would rather take the best player on the board and have a logjam at a position because there will always be trade opportunites rather than just take some player because they fit a need.
Is it just me, or are there mocks by "experts" that have jonas Valancuias going anywhere from 2nd to 11th
"Center and Shooting guard are there biggest needs"
A 17-win season means talent is their biggest need. I know Kahn had his mission accomplished moment when he said there will be no more massive roster overhauls, but he is wrong.
Question BTPH, did the Thunder in the 2008-2009 need talent? They went 23-59 and I mean they only had Kevin Durant, Jeff Green and Russell Westbrook, talent doesn't necessarily win games especially when you are younger, the Thunder had to deal with losing all the time, and by that they learned how to win, sure Minnesota doesn't have such talented players such as Westbrook and Durant but Beasley has really came into his own and Kevin Love has become a double double machine. The team is young, give them time to grow as players and learn to play better with each other, sure they need a couple more talented pieces, but do not act like just because they had a 17 win season they need tons of talent, they are young and still learning.
The Timberwolves don't get easy baskets, don't pass the ball well, gave up more assists to opponents than anyone else in the leage, and despite giving up easy baskets and a possessing a horrible defensive FG% still sent opponents to the line the third most times of anyone in the league. A team cannot be bad on offense, bad on defense, and have people think they are close. They did nothing that good teams do, and had the vast majority of problems that plague bad teams. Michael Beasley can score, but he can't create for others and stinks defensively. Kevin Love is brutal defensively, but is the proud owner of that always healthy winning percentage of 25 percent for his career. You want to bring up Anthony Randolph and Darko too? Oh, and they don't have Kevin Durant. They don't have LeBron, D-Rose, CP3, Dwight, Kobe, or anyone else of that caliber. They have a starting lineup of three retreads, a fourth who could not stay on the court until the front office told the coach to stop benching him for not playing defense, and a rookie who probably out of position but definitely shooting below 40 percent. Their sixth man was discarded by Don Nelson and Mike D'Antoni. Oh and lastly, Kevin Durant isn't the number two pick in the 2011 Draft.