Wolves select Glenn Robinson III at 40th overall, sell 44th and 53rd picks

William Bohl —  June 26, 2014 — 9 Comments

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With the 40th pick in the NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Glenn Robinson III, a small forward from the University of Michigan.

Robinson averaged 13.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists on 49/31/76 shooting splits in 32.7 minutes per game for the Wolverines in 2013-14. He turns 21 in January, stands 6’7 with a 6’10 wingspan, a 42 inch max vertical and weights 211 pounds. He┬ápossesses good size and athleticism for an NBA small forward, but must answer questions about shot creation and focus on the defensive end in order to be contributor at the next level.

He got lost in the shuffle, somewhat, playing for such a loaded program during his two seasons in Ann Arbor. All in all, it seems like a pretty good value where the Wolves got him; DraftExpress, for instance, had him pegged somewhere in the late 20s.

Anyway, here’s a fun video of him dunking:

In other news, the Wolves sold the 44th pick to the Brooklyn Nets for a reported $1 million, and they in turn selected Oklahoma State guard Markel Brown. Then, Minnesota sent the 53rd pick to the Houston Rockets for undisclosed cash considerations. Daryl Morey took Italian shooting guard Alessandro Gentile from Milano.

In summary, the Wolves used their second round picks to draft a guy who’ll have a fighting chance to crack the roster (Glenn Robinson III) and profit marginally by selling them off (44, 53) rather than grabbing prospects to stash abroad. Ideally, I would’ve preferred one of the second-rounders to be┬ákept in-house, but don’t feel strongly enough about any of the ones available to get worked up over it.

And with that, the Minnesota Timberwolves 2014 draft has concluded.

Reaction / analysis to come over the next few days.

William Bohl

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9 responses to Wolves select Glenn Robinson III at 40th overall, sell 44th and 53rd picks

  1. I think Little Big Dog is a steal at #40. Will he contribute right away? Maybe not but he definitely has a chance to get some PT.

  2. I wonder who has sold the most draft picks during the past decade or so? The Wolves have got to be on top of that hypothetical list.

  3. On this team I might see playing time.

  4. I think that’s probably not true.

  5. Big Pup? Little Big Dog? Smaller Big Dog? Not-Quite Big Dog? Big Dog Lite? I don’t know what lame nickname to call this guy.

  6. Lil Bow Wow??

  7. Bowser? The Woofinator? Tres?

  8. Now the 2nd round, that was textbook Country Club. Decent Big 10 player? Check. Sell picks for cash? Done and done. I was really hoping for a package to move up for McDaniels, but I suppose Milwaukee didn’t want to drop that far and Philly already had plenty of 2nd rounders.

  9. Do any teams with long term success regularly sell picks? All this does is eliminate the chance the selling team finds a gem.

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