The Minnesota Timberwolves need to acquire a second round pick in the upcoming draft.
After dropping new features of the Minnesota Timberwolves new G-League team, their next move is to jump into the second round of the draft. Minnesota only possesses the seventh overall pick in this year’s draft.
However, they are thin in big men and their backup guards don’t put points up on the board. Minnesota is also short on high energy guys and they need to try and address these needs as soon as possible since they are ready to get back to the playoffs.
Now when you clicked on this piece, most of your interest is probably either what they will have to give up, or more likely- who is worth trading up for?
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Here are some possible candidates I like.
Jordan Bell, PF Oregon-
Bell upped his stock like crazy in the tournament with absurd energy, surrounded by his shot blocking. The big man stands 6-foot-9 with a 7-foot wingspan and would be a great guy to come off the bench.
In his junior year, Bell averaged 11 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. With his great defensive instincts already, Thibodeau would be able to keep making him better.
Caleb Swanigan, PF Purdue-
The double-double machine would be a great fit for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Swanigan might need some polishing and could be a prospect for the new G-League team until he is ready to come up. With the expanding range of Swanigan, he has a spot in today’s NBA. With a lot of upside, the Wolves would be dumb not to give up something small to grab a guy like the Purdue alum.
Tyler Dorsey, SG Oregon-
Another Duck, but this could be a late second round guy we talk about for years. Dorsey is a scorer and the Wolves need buckets from anyone that isn’t named Wiggins or Towns. The former Oregon shooting guard scored 14.7 points per game. Dorsey hit big shots in college and has the range to fuel a bench run.
While it is uncertain exactly what it is the Timberwolves would have to give up to get back into the draft, but snatching a guy like one of the previously named would be worth it.