A Way Too Early Look at the Timberwolves’ 2016 Draft

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Mar 28, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonalds High School All American athlete Jaylen Brown (1) poses for pictures during portrait day at the Westin Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Jaylen Brown, Small Forward, California

Brown was ranked number-two in his class by ESPN, and CBS sports called him “arguably the most talented player in the class of 2015.” He may move into the top-five in the draft, but he also may slip a bit if California isn’t as good as some of the other teams in college.

He is a small forward, a spot on the Wolves that is currently occupied by Andrew Wiggins. While Brown wouldn’t get as much playing time early on as Wiggins got, he could still develop into a weapon off the bench. Also, if he’s a good enough defender, him and Wiggins could play together and be a huge one-two punch on the wing.

If the Wolves are picking around the #7 spot, Brown may not fall to them. If the Wolves pick higher than that or if Brown falls, however, he will likely have the highest ceiling of any player still available. That may make him worth taking even if his ideal position is occupied by the franchise cornerstone.

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