The Timberwolves will opt out of trading the second overall pick and take Enes Kanter, filling their void at center.
Despite his excellent mid-range jump shot ,Enes Kanter should in no way be described as a “soft European player." Rather, Kanter is a tough and physical center/power forward who loves to bang down low with his great post game and his plethora of post moves to beat his defender.
He is also an excellent rebounder along with his good ball-handling and passing skills. Not to mention the fact that he has great length, his official draft combine measurements yielded a wingspan of 7’1.5" and his standing length was a whopping 9’1.5".
The biggest knock on Kanter would have to be his lack of athleticism and leaping ability; however, he is able to make up for this in part with his high basketball IQ. Aside from that, health could be an issue with Kanter.
How Enes Kanter helps Minnesota:
With the successful signing of Ricky Rubio, Minnesota can now move on fill the other big hole in its starting rotation, center. Enes Kanter adds toughness and scoring and gives Minnesota an excellent young core of Kevin Love, Michael Beasley, Ricky Rubio and Enes Kanter.
Do expect Minnesota to...pursue veteran role players this offseason.
Do not expect Minnesota to...be in the draft lottery next year.