The first edition of our Minnesota Timberwolves’ draft rewind will take a look at the young players’ strengths, weaknesses, and player comparison heading into their respective drafts.
One of the most difficult tasks for a front office executive is dealing with the draft, and Minnesota Timberwolves brass is no different.
It is nearly impossible to figure out how 18-to-22-year-old college and international players will pan out when they enter the league, let alone five to 10 years down the road.
Executives spend countless hours dissecting each prospect’s strengths and weaknesses, trying to figure out how they will fit into the team’s scheme. While it is difficult to decipher what skills will be able to transfer into the NBA game, a lot of NBA analysts use NBA comparisons for players entering the draft.
The comps are often made keeping each players’ size, skill set, age, and potential in mind. Most comparisons make sense, but looking back it can be easy to see that not all are fair and those players never had a chance to live up to their comp’s career.
The Minnesota Timberwolves’ draft rewind will be broken up into three articles, looking at each player on the current Wolves’ roster. The first article will include players who have been assigned to the G League this year and the rookies, with the second article looking at the role players. The third and final article will analyze the two Wolves’ star players.
For each player, we will look at their player profile when they were entering the NBA draft. The profile will include:
- Their NBA comparison heading into the draft.
- Their strengths as a player.
- Their weaknesses as a player.
- An analysis of their NBA outlook.
- How they stack up with their NBA comp at their current point in their career.
- An evaluation of their NBA comp and whether or not they are on track to surpass or fall short of their pre-draft projection.
Without further ado, let’s get into draft analysis for the current Wolves.
First up: two-way players and rookies.