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Wolves open to trading No. 2?

Posted on: May 18, 2011 1:19 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

When he's not making fairly dumb comments, Timberwolves general manager David Kahn has always been one up for a trade. He's always willing to take a risk and move some parts.

In the lottery last night, with the best chance of any team, the Wolves finished with the second overall pick in a draft most feel like is a one player draft. There's talent to be had no doubt -- Derrick Williams, Kemba Walker, Enes Kanter, Bismack Biyombo -- but there's not necessarily a sure thing.

And according to ESPN.com, the Wolves are wide open to moving the No. 2 overall pick. The word is, Kahn is very much interested in adding veteran help to the team.

Is this a good idea? Well, I guess. Hard to say really. With the history the Wolves have in the draft of missing on players, taking guys that don't want to be with the team and just outright mis-evaluating, it makes sense to just get out and get a proven commodity. However, it's unlikely you'll get equal talent back. Potential talent, I should say.

There's good reason to believe that Williams, Biyombo, Walker, Kanter or whoever could be the next big thing. They could be the next 10-time All-Star. You've got to do your homework, scout the heck out of them and go with your gut. Thus far, Kahn's has been mostly wrong. (Though Wes Johnson might not be a total disaster.)

In a backwards way, Kahn has a point because there's not a whole lot of open roster space on his team right now. That's silly, I realize, for a team that just went 17-65, but with the way he's accumulated talent, if you draft a young player, where does he play? Ironically, the most open place on the roster might actually be point guard. How about that one?

Right now, between Johnson, Michael Beasley, Anthony Randolph, Kevin Love and, well, Darko Milicic the Wolves don't have a ton of space to just pop in another young player that needs time to develop. Minnesota has plenty of those. The wrong ones most likely, but still, not a ton of space for playing time.

Depending on what's available, the Wolves could certainly use some veteran help to take a little pressure off their young players. Development is what all of this is about and I'm not sure how well the Wolves are developing young players like Jonny Flynn, Johnson and Randolph. Bringing in a veteran player that's actually talented enough to play might not be a bad idea.
Comments

Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: May 27, 2011 11:19 am
 

Wolves open to trading No. 2?

Cant wait to see how they mess this one up.  You literally couldnt GM a team worse than its been for the wolves over the past 10 years. 



Since: May 20, 2011
Posted on: May 20, 2011 11:22 am
 

Wolves open to trading No. 2?

How about this? The #2 and Milicic to the Clippers for Kaman and Foye or Gomes. The Wolves get a aenter who can score and rebound plus a shooting guard who can shoot. Then Johnson can play more at small forward. . The Clips draft Williams to play along side Griffin. 



Since: Apr 29, 2011
Posted on: May 19, 2011 10:34 am
 

Wolves open to trading No. 2?

The number 2 pick for andrew bynum! We need some muscle!



Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 10:07 am
 

Wolves open to trading No. 2?

Paul will never play for the wolves, but that could be a great move. 



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: May 19, 2011 12:35 am
 

Wolves open to trading No. 2?

 As a wolves fan I'm pretty much open to any idea! lol  I am going to point out a couple of things.  Kahn seems to be in love with the big men in a guards league.  Get Rubio into camp or trade his rights to get some one who wants to play.  Package Rubio and #2 to the Hornets for Paul.  Just do something smart!  We need a big time point guard to compete in this league!  Having said that, I would still be happy if they drafted Williams.  His upside is off the charts.  We have some good big men, and one superstar in that category.  If we do add Williams I'm not sure what position he would play.  I've been told he can play any position, so make him the 2 guard, and find a point guard.  If you need to trade the rights for Rubio, or offer some one your first born child, do it!  You can't win in this league without a great distributer of the ball.  I can't question Kahn simply because I don't have the inside knowledge he does, but with all these lottery picks we have had, come on.  The Clippers are even starting to get it, so why can't we?



Since: May 4, 2011
Posted on: May 18, 2011 10:15 pm
 

Wolves open to trading No. 2?

give the wolves vince carter and that buy out contract there 13th pick and lopez for rubeo and the 2nd pick



Since: May 4, 2011
Posted on: May 18, 2011 10:09 pm
 

Wolves open to trading No. 2?

come on phoenix go for it



Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: May 18, 2011 6:24 pm
 

Wolves open to trading No. 2?

Kahn has not done a good job drafting period.  The only player out of the 4 picks that's got a chance is Johnson. I don't mind Ellington or Rubio/later 1st and Rubio is still young.  Flynn is a bust.  Taking him over Curry is a disaster.  The icing on the cake is next year, their pick is unprotect and the if the starts aling Boston might end up with the Number 1 pic via the Clippers/Thunder.  How nuts would that be. Just all around no sense, they have never gottne lucky in the lottery and just have had bad drafts with their lottery picks.  I do agree though with the majority of posts, they need to show the actual lottery live.  That's more exciting than getting fkd over on envelopes. 
 



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: May 18, 2011 4:47 pm
 

Wolves open to trading No. 2?

Have the Cavs deal away their number 4 pick and say Antawn Jamison and a future pick. The T-Wolves get their veteran while only moving down 2 spots, while the Cavs pick up both the players the covet in Kyrie Irving and Derrick Williams. Win-Win.



Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: May 18, 2011 4:26 pm
 

Wolves open to trading No. 2?

They can have rip hamilton & rodney stuckey for the #2



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