Minnesota Timberwolves Lead Up To Draft

Jordan McKittrickContributor IJune 24, 2009

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With the trade that has or is suppose to be going down with the T'wolves and Wizards where the Wolves trade Foye and Miller to the Wiz for the No.5 pick, Thomas, Perechov, and Songaila.  I am going to take a look ahead to the draft and see what is around the corner for them.  The Wolves are looking to trade up in the draft to No.2 or No.3, in the idea of trying to get Rubio.  So the trade that I can see happening is the No.6, No. 18, and Craig Smith to Memphis for the No.2 pick.  With that happening I see the Wolves taking Rubio with the No.2 pick and with the No.5 pick taking Tyreke Evens.  If this would happen the moves would have the back court of the future for their team.  The reason why I am saying they are going to take Evens is that he has impressed them in his workout more than what Curry had done.  With the No.28 pick they will be looking to add front court help and I see a Dajuan Summers adding some great bulk that they need.  With trading Foye and Miller they will still need some help in the back court and with the free agents that are possibly not getting resigned with the second round pick I see them taking with the No.45 pick Jodie Meeks and with the No.47 pick I see them taking Vyacheslav Kravtsov.  Excluding the free agent market that starts July 1st, their starting lineup in my vision would be

PG - Ricky Rubio

SG - Tyreke Evens

SF - Corey Brewer

PF/C - Kevin Love

PF/C - Al Jefferson (Pending surgery results)

6th man - Ryan Gomes

7th man - Jodie Meeks

8th man - Sebastian Telfair

9th man - Vyacheslav Kravtsov

Their team will be really young but as of right now this is what the Wolves need.  They are going nowhere fast and need to have a shake up just like they cut their ties with McFail.  He had one great move as the Wolves GM and that was taking a chance on Garnett.  Other than that we have had to deal with bad move after bad move for 15 years.  So far Kahn has been doing a better job and he is ready to shake the roster up by saying everyone on the team is available except for Love, Jefferson, and Brewer. 

Team record for 09-10 season - 28 wins -54 loses