2011 NBA Draft: The Indiana Pacers Make an Offer for the No.2 Pick
The Minnesota Timberwolves hold a plethora of options with the No.2 overall selection in the NBA Draft. Among the latest now include the Indiana Pacers.
Yahoo! Sports is reporting today that the Pacers made an offer to Minnesota move up to the No.2 pick.
With an eye on drafting Arizona's Derrick Williams, the Indiana Pacers have discussed a package including center Roy Hibbert and the 15th pick for the Minnesota Timberwolves' second overall pick, league sources said. Nevertheless, the overture hasn't gained traction in Minnesota.
The Pacers are one of the youngest teams in the league and adding Derrick Williams to their already uber-young roster would give them a much-needed low post presence. This kind of deal would show Pacer's star Danny Granger that the franchise is serious about building a championship club around him.
However, while Roy Hibbert is an improving, good young NBA center, it appears that the Timberwolves have better offers on the horizon for the pick. This deal would drop them out of the lottery picks and create a logjam of developing big men in the rotation.
The bottom line is Minnesota won't make this deal because they would rather have Derrick Williams' potential over Roy Hibbert's. Make no mistake: this will not be the last phone call Minnesota GM David Kahn receives regarding the team's top draft choice.
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