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If the Minnesota Timberwolves want to run (first in the league) and improve on defense (last in the league), then grabbing Kyrie Irving is the right thing for them.
The reality of this occurrence is stronger for no other team, as Minny holds the pole position for the top pick in the draft.
The reason they're this far down the list is because Minnesota has point guards who can contribute and the rights to another impact player in Ricky Rubio. They have three point guards already, so adding another, even one as special as Irving, is probably at the expense of the team's other needs.
They will probably take Irving with the No. 1 pick should they get it, but why they should concentrate on improving at the wing positions, where Wayne Ellington, Wes Johnson and Martell Webster rule.
Why not go Derrick Williams?
Adding Irving would free up GM David Kahn to trade Flynn and possibly Rubio and not have to worry about the state of his backcourt.
This is why the Irving pick, though overkill, is likely for Minnesota: he is a no-brainer No. 1 pick in this draft and allows them to improve greatly in other areas with ancillary moves after the draft.