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Kanter back on the Wolves' board?

Posted on: June 22, 2011 7:50 pm
Edited on: June 22, 2011 7:59 pm
Posted by Matt Moore

I thought we had this settled. The Wolves were not going to take Kanter, it was down to Derrick Williams or a trade, and all was right the world. Well, chaos has just been reintroduced, potentially. 

ESPN reports:
Late Tuesday night, sources told that the Wolves were strongly considering taking Enes Kanter with the No. 2 pick.
via Wolves considering Kanter at No. 2? - TrueHoop Blog - ESPN.

Kanter would actually make a lot of sense. It doesn't create the logjam at SF for the Wolves after they used assets to acquire Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph, and while Darko Milicic has been serviceable... he's still Darko. Ricky Rubio with Love and Kanter means they just need to find perimeter weapons and they're set, with Wes Johnson a definite maybe at one spot.

But hold on there, fellows and fellowettes. From Ken Berger of
If Minnesota is unsuccessful in procuring a veteran star for the second pick, sources said the Wolves are comfortable selecting Arizona's Derrick Williams, who team officials strongly believe will be on the board after the Cavaliers select Duke point guard Kyrie Irving.
via Draft buzz: Nash, Smoove, and more -

ESPN also backed off on the Kanter talk today, saying it might be a smokescreen.  If it is, you have to wonder if the Wolves realize that if you leak a hundred things (as they've been rumored in talks with everyone except the Harlem Globetrotters, Manchester United and the New York Giants' cheerleading squad), it doesn't make what you're doing seem mysterious and unknowable. It just makes you seem like you don't know what in the holy name of Garnett you're doing. 

Kanter makes the most sense, so I'd steer clear of that pick as a selection for the Wolves. Much better to go with the player they don't want or need or their continued pursuit for a veteran star to pair with the Wolves who David Kahn says is done rebuilding. In truth? The Wolves likely won't know what they're doing until the call is made to Newark Thursday night.

Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: June 23, 2011 10:10 am

Kanter back on the Wolves' board?

BucksJazzFan, where did you hear about that?? It's sounds quite interesting, but I haven't seen anything else on the internet about it....

Since: Jun 23, 2011
Posted on: June 23, 2011 8:57 am

Kanter back on the Wolves' board?

BREAKING NEWS from Philly: Three team block buster. 
RUMORS out of Philadelphia...Sixers, Spurs and Jazz about to announce a three team trade. 
Sixers send Andre Iguodala to Utah for the #3 Pick in this years draft. Sixers also get Memet Okur and R. Bell.  
The spurs then send Tony Parker to Utah for the #12 Pick, Utahs 2nd round pick next year and Devin Harris and the Sixers M Speights

Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: June 22, 2011 10:12 pm

Kanter back on the Wolves' board?

i dont see the problem really.....Either they trade for a veteran who can help them now or they keep the pick and take Williams...Who could be rookie of the year....Its not like Beasley cant be moved...They got him for a song from the Heat....

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