Hope you enjoyed this dunk T'Wolves fans. It may have to sustain you through the harsh, and I mean harsh, winter.
After giving up franchise cornerstone Al Jefferson for nothing and passing on potential superstar DaMarcus Cousins, the Wolves are a lost cause. GM David Kahn has been the butt of more jokes than Carrot Top and Flavor Flav combined. The ineptitude with which he has performed his job is staggering.
Wait Minnesotans (or is it Minnesotites?), step back from that ledge, there is a silver lining. Another year of tanking makes Kahn's exodus more likely, provides you with a high draft pick, and brings Ricky Rubio even closer.
Now, even with Johnny Flynn under contract and Rubio playing overseas, it is foreseeable that the Wolves would take another point, and not only because Kahn loves to draft in threes. Kahn has stockpiled big men (Kevin Love, Michael Beasley, and ugh...Darko) as well as swingmen (Corey Brewer, Wesley Johnson, and Martell Webster).
They have depth at any position, albeit with substandard players. This allows them to take the best player available and that is definitely Irving.
The Duke commit may just be some sort of Chris Paul reincarnation with his combination of elite quickness, floor awareness, and ability to finish at the rim.
Irving is a true point guard who happens to have a silky smooth jumper. Defensively, he is the type of player that keeps you up at nights. He is so quick that he can play inside your jersey, yet still stay in front of you. His hands are always moving, and despite a high motor, he manages to constantly play under control.
And who knows? Add Rubio and Irving than subtract Kahn; you may just have a winning formula.