NBA Draft 2011: Are the Minnesota Timberwolves Looking to Swap the 2nd Pick?
If the Minnesota Timberwolves are Looking to Trade the 2nd Overall Pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, they Will Have Interest From Other Teams
Whether or not you believe it, the Timberwolves are looking to trade the second pick and are talking to teams everyday. Too many teams have interest in Derrick Williams. The difficult idea is that there are questions surrounding him.
It has been no secret that the Cavaliers, as well as others, want to trade up to get Williams. They must feel that Williams can play small forward and be very productive. The numbers speak for themselves. Williams averaged 19 points and eight boards a game, while shooting a remarkable 57% from downtown. It is easy to project those statistics to small forward, but there is something that cannot be measured. Williams ball handling is sub par. It's bad enough that scouts are arguing his position, between a small forward and power forward.
The team that takes the risk on Williams will view him as a small forward. Minnesota will ask for a lot in return. A top pick in this draft and a veteran player might be enough to pull the pick away from their grasp. If they truly thought Williams was a small forward, they wouldn't be talking about trading the pick. Instead, they most likely view him as a power forward, where they already have all-star Kevin Love settled in at the position.
This is going to be lots of rumors and noise leading up to the draft. Most of it will revolve around Minnesota and the second pick. I believe they are going to trade it. Who is going to offer the most in order to get it?
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