Grading the NBA Fantasy League’s Minnesota Timberwolves GM

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 07: Cassius Stanley #2 of the Duke Blue Devils. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 07: Cassius Stanley #2 of the Duke Blue Devils. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /
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Minnesota Timberwolves, Cassius Stanley
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA – JANUARY 18: Cassius Stanley #2 of the Duke Blue Devils. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

Bleacher Report wrapped up its fake offseason with viceroy GMs for every team in the NBA last weekend. With the draft in the books, let’s evaluate the Minnesota Timberwolves’ offseason.

Last week, our friends over at Bleacher Report kicked off a fun NBA Fantasy League idea, in which each team in the NBA was given a fake GM from their fanbase.

The league ended up including a whopping 40 trades to go along with a full, two-round mock draft with each pick graded by B/R’s Jonathan Wasserman.

The Minnesota Timberwolves’ GM was none other than my man Barflaan Tedoe, a member of B/R’s social media team, fellow lifelong Wolves sufferer, and one of the funniest follows on NBA Twitter. If you like A+ references and you like to laugh, he’s a must-follow.

The offseason began essentially as if the season ended last week, so there was no playoffs, no champion, and the draft order was set based on every team’s current record, factoring in tiebreakers.

Here was the official draft order, which was influenced by a slew of pre-draft trades. For the sake of keeping this clean, I only referenced picks that were originally owned by the Wolves.

First Round

  1. Atlanta
  2. Minnesota (via New York)
  3. Golden State
  4. Washington
  5. Chicago (via New York from Minnesota)
  6. Phoenix
  7. Detroit
  8. Oklahoma City
  9. Chicago
  10. Phoenix
  11. San Antonio
  12. New Orleans
  13. New Orleans
  14. Cleveland
  15. Denver
  16. LA Lakers (via Minnesota)
  17. Boston
  18. Memphis
  19. New York
  20. San Antonio
  21. Denver
  22. Phoenix
  23. Miami
  24. Utah
  25. Oklahoma City
  26. Boston
  27. New York
  28. Toronto
  29. Detroit
  30. Detroit

Second Round

Barflaan was wheeling and dealing before and during the draft, and ended up with the No. 33, No. 38, and No. 39 picks.

So, all in all, Tedoe ended up making picks for the Wolves at the following selections:

  • Round 1, Pick 2
  • Round 2, Pick 4 (33 overall)
  • Round 2, Pick 9 (38 overall)
  • Round 2, Pick 10 (39 overall)

Before we dive into Barflaan’s draft performance, let’s take a look at what trades he made as acting GM of the Timberwolves.