Timberwolves stay put in NBA draft lotteryPosted by Inside Hoops
The Wolves’ most glaring need is shooting guard, so they’ll take a shooting guard, right?
Not so fast.
Oh, the Wolves will have their options, even after the top shooting guards — Kansas’ Ben McLemore and Indiana’s Victor Oladipo — go top 5 probably.
They could choose Lehigh’s C.J. McCollum, who’s a great shooter but is point-guard sized at 6-3, or Georgia’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who would fill Wolves need for both shooters and real 2-guard size.
But don’t be surprised if the Wolves end up going for a shotblocker — Maryland center Alex Len if he drops that far, or maybe 7-2 French center Rudy Gobert — for a team that lacks a rim defender.
The Wolves could go that route if they think they can add a veteran shooting guard through a trade (Boston’s Courtney Lee perhaps?) or free agency (J.J. Redick, O.J. Mayo and Kyle Korver all will be on the market, but can the Wolves afford any of the three).
Reported by Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Blog)