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14. Lazar Hayward, SF
Let me say this right now—Lazar Hayward could flourish if put in the right situation.
Are the Minnesota Timberwolves "the perfect situation" for the former Marquette standout? I don't think so. But you never know—we've seen other Golden Eagles (hint, hint, Wesley Matthews) turn around their careers for the better by making a change of scenery.
13. Brad Miller, C
If the Timberwolves had acquired the Brad Miller of seven years ago rather than the present, I'd say our center situation would be fixed.
But alas, Miller is as mediocre as they come nowadays. He still could become a 15-minute guy off the bench if Nikola Pekovic spontaneously combusts, though. I'd set the odds on that happening at 10-to-1.
12. Wayne Ellington, SG
I want to put Wayne Ellington a little higher than this. I really want to.
After all, who would've thought the former Tar Heel would be the 12th man for the worst team record-wise in the association?
Ellington's shot is solid, but that's about all there is to take away positively from his game. He lacks instinct, and could become a better overall player if he works hard during the lockout.
11. Nikola Pekovic, C
Talks over the summer have Anthony Randolph possibly pinned to start at center for the Pups whenever this dreadful lockout ends (you know it's a boring period when I've resorted to ranking players on the NBA's worst team). Nikola Pekovic will most likely be the one to bear the biggest load in that situation.
For now, I'll place him here.