Timberwolves' Draft Buzz

Scott FillhouerContributor IJune 23, 2010

PHOENIX - MARCH 16:  Al Jefferson #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves handles the ball during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on March 16, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Timberwolves 152-114.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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With NBA Draft just one day away, the Minnesota Timberwolves still have 5 picks. This off-season is going to be one to remember....for the good reasons. The Wolves drafted 3 PG's in the first round this time last year. Look how that turned out, 15 wins. Many anticipate the Wolves drafting a wing scorer such as Wesley Johnson out of Syracuse or trading up for an Evan Turner. However, there are reports and rumors of big trades on draft day. Many involving either Love or Jefferson whom don't particularly like playing with one another.  

This highly anticipated draft with particularly low talent will surely be one to remember for the Wolves. With unhappy players, numerous cap space, and most of all draft picks. This is my reasoning for putting together the "what-ifs" and actual possibilities below. 


Wolves trade Al Jefferson, 4th overall pick, 26th overall pick to 76ers


Andre Iguodala and 2nd overall pick

*Wolves sign UFA Rudy Gay

Therefore, the Wolves select Derrick Favors with the 2nd pick and select Damien James with the 16th pick.

Projected Line-up:

PG- Jonny Flynn

SG- Andre Iguodala

SF- Rudy Gay

PF- Derrick Favors

C- Kevin Love

Key Reserves:

PF/SF Damien James

SG/SF Corey Brewer