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Gosh darn it, Glen and Flip: Don’t sell the second-round picks

GLENandFLIP

Glen, Flip, I know y’all love selling second-rounders, and it’s rude of me to bring it up on the eve of a very, very exciting day for the organization, but boy, it’d sure be swell if you just passed up that money and used the 31st and 36th picks rather than auction them off.

Who Would the Wolves Have Taken First Overall?

Play along for ten minutes (or however long it takes you to read the next 1500 or so words): imagine that the Kevin Love trade happened prior to the NBA Draft instead of afterward. Pretend the Wolves acquired the first overall pick rather than the draft rights to the first overall pick who was already chosen, Andrew Wiggins. […]

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

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 […]

Minnesota Draft Targets

The NBA Draft is exactly one week away, and as of now, Minnesota holds the 13th, 40th, 44th and 53rd overall selections. The Wolves’ standing in the first round could change if they pull the trigger on a Kevin Love trade, which seems more and more likely the closer we get to June 26th. Their […]

Timberwolves take Gorgui Dieng at 21

The Wolves also got the 21st pick in that Utah deal. With it, they drafted Louisville’s Gorgui Dieng. Here’s his vid: Not to speculate, but my guess is that this means a) the 26th pick is getting moved and b) we’ve seen the last of Greg Stiemsma. Share this because Rubio would pass this along:

Timberwolves trade Burke and draft Shabazz

That didn’t take long. The Wolves have traded Burke to the Utah Jazz for the the 14th and 21st picks in this year’s draft. And with that 14th pick they chose…Shabazz Muhammad of UCLA. Here’s what Zach had to say about him earlier this week: Here’s what I like about Shabazz: he can score (I […]

Timberwolves still peeking at top-5

While most prognosticators (including our very own) still have the Wolves selecting ninth and drafting Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, there is still talk that the Wolves are trying to move up. (That name, by the way is so epic. Its like a Downton Abbey heiress married a Roman gladiator.) Here’s Marc Stein on Truehoop: The teams working […]

Timberwolves: bad at drafting

I would have included this in my links yesterday but it hadn’t been written yet. Not my fault. But today at Truehoop, Tom Haberstroh opens eyes by revealing that while “draft efficiency alone explains 34 percent of the variability in a team’s record over the past decade” payroll size explains just seven percent. So much […]

Miles of Smiles

Here are a few clarifying, explanatory, provocative notes from Friday’s media sessions with the Wolves new draftees, Wes Johnson, Lazar Haywood and Namanja Bjelcia, plus David Kahn and Kurt Rambis. Its become clear that the Timberwolves have made re-signing Darko Milicic (and, to a lesser extent, Nikola Pecovic) a condition of trading Al Jefferson. “It’s […]

You're My Density

Check out Bethlehem Shoals at Fanhouse, with another critique of the NBA draft (the 2010 version, at least). This time, its in comparison with this year’s mythic free agent class. If you read the whole thing, you can catch Shoals calling Demarcus Cousins a “stenchful fraud.” Yowza: “Instead, it’s been overshadowed by something at once […]