5 Free agents who should no longer be on Timberwolves' radar after the NBA Draft

With the conclusion of the NBA Draft, Minnesota will no longer need to pursue these free agent targets.
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2. Lonnie Walker IV

Shannon Jr. was previously compared to Burks, but a more apt comparison may even be Lonnie Walker IV. Both players are great athletes who can get their shots off from anywhere on the floor. Although, as it's already been prefaced, drafting Shannon Jr. would make signing Walker IV redundant.

The Wolves already roster a 6-foot-5 guard who will receive 20-plus minutes per game in Alexander-Walker. What differentiates Alexander-Walker from numerous other young guards is his defensive versatility and sky high-motor.

Walker IV performed quite well on defense a season ago. The Nets were better defensively with the 25-year-old on the floor. He also held his own defensively, forcing his opponents to shoot nearly four percent worse when he was the primary defender.

However, Walker IV's defensive performance may have been an aberration. He's only spent one season with a positive differential on the defensive end. Furthermore, the two-guard has never averaged more than one "stock" per game.

Walker IV's scoring ability is what will keep him around. If his defense continues to flourish, he'll easily be a rotation player—especially if he starts rebounding or passing with higher frequency. As it stands, Walker IV is too similar to Shannon Jr. and Alexander-Walker to warrant a spot in the reserve unit. All three players are nearly 6-foot-6 and none are the most efficient outside shooters.