The Minnesota Timberwolves had the worst record in all of basketball this season, and their 17-65 clip has given them the best chance to land the No. 1 pick overall.
With a 25 percent shot (250 out of 1,000 balls), this draft will feel like an absolute waste if we are not able to snag Kyrie Irving.
It's a possibility, but as Minnesota sports fans we shouldn't count on it.
In any case, Irving is an excellent point guard, a guy who could easily be given the keys to the offense from the moment he steps into the Target Center.
The 6'2", 180-pound Irving is an upgrade at the point guard position in many aspects for the T-Wolves. His ball-handling is tremendous, as is his ability to fit the ball into very tight corridors.
Irving is the definition of a true point guard, and I'm not entirely sure his durability should be an issue heading into the draft. Chances are if he is recovered there's no way his stock should fall.
He can shoot lights out, a true testimony to his all-around game. His jump shot has great form, and he will be able to adjust to the NBA three-point line with ease.
Lastly, he is a huge upgrade over Luke Ridnour and Jonny Flynn defensively. As soon as he becomes a part of the roster, he will immediately become the team's best perimeter defender. As you can tell, I'm a big proponent of the Wolves acquiring defense because, well, let's just face it—we had none last year. When Wesley Johnson and Darko Milicic are your best players on that side of the ball, there is definitely room for improvement.
If the ping-pong balls roll our way, there is no chance we pass up this guy, even if that means sacrificing the rights of Ricky Rubio. Rubio is good, sure, but he's no Kyrie Irving.
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