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Wolves still looking to move down, snag Kanter?

Posted on: May 26, 2011 1:59 pm
Posted by Royce Young

There has already been some talk about the Minnesota Timberwolves moving down in the draft. The reasoning is solid. What's available at No. 2 might not help them much and they're likely looking for some veteran help to bring along their young guys.

However, reports
that the Wolves are thinking of moving down a spot or two to try and get Enes Kanter, while also acquiring a few additional assets.

Kanter has become quite the intriguing prospect, as he's become The Great Unknown Big Man that catches the attention and imagination of general managers. He's big, talented, skilled and has a bunch of upside to be fulfilled. It's hard to know if he'd be available at three or four as he's been mocked to go as high as No. 2 in some places.

My issue here is, how exactly does he benefit the Wolves, other than just being another big body to develop? I suppose they could pick up a second-round pick and maybe a veteran role player moving the No. 2 pick for the No. 4 or 5, but it's not going to be that substantial. And especially for a guy that doesn't completely have a spot on your existing roster.

But this would be SUCH a David Kahn move. Making a deal for the sake of making it and then drafting a guy that doesn't at all fill a need for you. The thought of the Wolves moving down to 10 or so and picking up actual veteran help made sense. So naturally, they're not going to do it.

Kahn just signed his "manna from heaven," Darko Milicic for four years. He's hopefully going to lock up Kevin Love with an extension. Kanter could potentially slide in and play with Love in the front court in the future, but what Kahn would be creating is another positional logjam. Which doesn't make any sense to me.

Which means it makes a ton of sense to David Kahn.

Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: May 28, 2011 10:40 am

Wolves still looking to move down, snag Kanter?

The 4th year of Darko's contract is a team option so they only have to keep Darko for two more years and he wasn't much better last year than he has been in all his previous stops.  The Wolves definitely need a center. 

I think if the trade down they would be OK getting Bismack Biyombo, if Kanter is gone, as long as they get a decent veteran in return.

Since: Mar 6, 2011
Posted on: May 27, 2011 9:17 pm

Wolves still looking to move down, snag Kanter?

Well, this is a sort of tardo article. Lets say they drop to three or four for.....Kanter.  It would have to be three to guarentee Kanter because Utah has actually expressed the desire for a space eating big man (their words). Kanter isnt "exactly" that, but pretty close. But if someone wanted Willams badly.....sacramento say, they could trade Casspi and their number 7 and Minny wouldnt get kanter, but would get a Biyambo maybe, or a Vesely, maybe, or a Knight.  But if they really REALLY wanted Kanter they would just take him at two. And its not a bad pick. Jesus, since when does having two centers who can really play, and one of them who can slide to power foward, become a bad thing. Thats not a logjam jackson, thats depth. You guys really are crap on the draft. On the NBA, sort of ok, but on the draft you just dont know basketball enough.

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