The Minnesota Timberwolves now know where they will draft, but who will they draft is the next question.
With the 7th pick in a deep class, the Minnesota Timberwolves have the opportunity to add even more potential to an already bright up and coming team.
Despite moving down a spot in the draft, Timberwolves’ fans shouldn’t be too disappointed. This class isn’t short on talent and there will be options with the number seven pick.
However, the Timberwolves must make sure to pick correctly. Simply taking the best player available isn’t enough. The pick needs to ideally fit with the present young core.
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Keeping that in mind, Jonathan Isaac is a name that stands out of the pack. His athleticism fits perfectly with the rest of the team.
With Ricky Rubio, Zach LaVine, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns on the floor with him, they would wreak havoc on the open floor. He’d immediately become a favorite target for Rubio’s dimes as well. Additionally, his ability to take other power forwards off the dribble would be a huge asset as well.
More importantly, Isaac can potentially cover for many of the Timberwolves deficiencies. He converted on
He converted on 35 percent of his 3-pointers in Florida and his shooting form leads us to believe that number will rise as he transitions to the NBA.
He’s also got a great defensive motor and instincts. His 6-foot-11 frame and 7-foot-1 wingspan would be an immediate defensive asset as well. He’d also re-mediate the Timberwolves depth issue, providing great back up minutes at both forward positions.
What really stands out from Isaac is his ability to impact a without being the focal point on offense. He wouldn’t need to take the ball out of the hands of Wiggins and Towns, all while still making a positive contribution.
This is made possibility by his great timing on cuts and put backs. That being said, he still can take most power forwards of the dribble as he has shown in college.
Many fans think that he’d add too much inexperience to an already young team. However, in the long term, he can help in turning the Timberwolves into an absolute powerhouse for years to come. He’d also be an immediate contributor to the team.
If the Timberwolves use their pick on him, expect him to pleasantly surprise many fans.