2023 NBA Draft: Timberwolves focus on a trio of rookies

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Another player who worked out for the Minnesota Timberwolves is Iowa State shooting guard Gabe Kalscheur. But many may insist on referring to Kalscheur as a Minnesota Gopher, where he played for 3 seasons.

Gabe Kalscheur is another 6-foot-4 195-pound shooting guard who has played five seasons of collegiate basketball.  He has solid skills, but he has struggled at improving and developing his game. In fact, in terms of scoring accuracy, his best season was his first year at college, and he never bested that production in any of his next four seasons.

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What I do like is the fact that Kalscheur is another combination guard who can help the Timberwolves’ backcourt in any number of ways. Unfortunately, that level of versatility is in high demand in the NBA right now, and Kalscheur has been quite popular on the workout circuit:

While he is a popular name being mentioned in a number of NBA teams’ draft plans, he is even more popular among Minnesota Timberwolves fans:

It’s always incredible to witness a young man’s appreciation to work out for his hometown team. And it folds directly into the Timberwolves’ plans for this draft. Keep in mind that before the Timberwolves enter the draft, their criteria have already been stated publicly. The Timberwolves want a self-starter, a young man whose work ethic and willingness to put time in the gym leaves no room for doubt. And Gabe Kalscheur is clearly the type of prospect who will take an opportunity to compete for the Timberwolves as far as he can.

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That is something that bears some mention. After all, there is still a business side to the NBA, and nothing fills the seats quite as quickly as landing a hometown hero. Will Gabe Kalscheur be drafted by the Timberwolves? There may be more talented players available, but I would argue none will be as popular.