Minnesota Timberwolves Draft Profile: LaMelo Ball

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The Minnesota Timberwolves will likely have a top-5 selection this coming NBA Draft.

LaMelo Ball is one of the most pro-ready basketball players in this draft and should be high on the Minnesota Timberwolves’ radar. He is a pro-ready player that would fit very well with the existing pieces that the Timberwolves already have on the roster.

Ball played this past season for the Illawarra Hawks of the National Basketball League in Oceania – a team which he later bought (yes, bought) alongside his manager Jermaine Jackson. As a 6-foot-8 point guard, he struggled with efficiency but showed flashes in every aspect of his game. Ball, former UCLA commit, is one of the best players in this draft class.

Ball was able to display his unique skillset against professionals before suffering a bone bruise which shortened his season back in December. Despite only appearing in a dozen games, he was named the NBL rookie of the year. He averaged 17 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, and two steals per game.

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