I’m afraid of clowns, but I love clowning. As such, I will pass this tidbit along from the hilarious blech belch repoiree garbage heap I had the nerve to click on. Never again, as the first plan of action recommended to the Wolves was this awesome piece of clowning…
1) Stay put at No. 9 and select Shabazz Muhammad out of UCLA.
Does Muhammad’s scoring ability outweigh his baggage?
Muhammad was a bit of an enigma in his one season in Westwood, and that’s putting it mildly. He endured everything from ineligibility, not celebrating a teammate’s game-winning shot and playing beer pong with his coach the night before a big Pac-12 game vs. Arizona.The icing on the cake was when he and his father were caught lying about his age.
At the draft combine, Muhammad was among the worst shooters there. He put on a dismal performance in the shooting drills and left scouts clamoring for more.
As far as what Muhammad can bring to the Timberwolves, he is a ruthless competitor on the offensive end. He is a versatile scorer with supreme athletic ability who would fit well alongside Ricky Rubio in the backcourt.
Saunders is rumored to have an eye on Muhammad, according to Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN, and for good reason. Minnesota lacks a legitimate scoring threat on the wing, and it would be disappointing to see them exit the draft without one.
Muhammad does appear to be too selfish at times, but he is a tremendously hard worker. He likes to run the break and is a knockdown shooter, so he could grow fond of Rubio very quickly as most players do.