Keys To the Wolf Den: John Wall a Problem or Problem Solver?

Timber WolfAnalyst IIDecember 23, 2009

LEXINGTON, KY - DECEMBER 21:  John Wall #11 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates during the game against the Drexel Dragons at Rupp Arena on December 21, 2009 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Ricky Rubio, Jonny Flynn, and Ramon Sessions.

All great point guards in their own respect, and all are currently involved with the Timberwolves.

Watching Jonny Flynn go through swings of progression and regression makes me question, "Do the Wolves take John Wall if they get the No.1 pick?"

Jonny Flynn takes two steps forward and one step back, and it seems like there are either only bright spots, or none at all.

Ramon Sessions is a very capable backup point guard, yet he's a starting caliber guard that has scored 44 points in a game, had a 20+ assist game, and had a triple double, yet doesn't generate the franchise enough to consider him as "the future."

John Wall has size, athleticism, a very cool calm collected demeanor, and most of all, raw skill and pure talent.

The reason why I bring up the subject is that it's apparent that the Wolves aren't going to place any better than third or fourth worst record in the league, putting them in prime position to win the lottery next season. John Wall is the consensus No. 1 pick, and if the Wolves do get the pick, David Kahn would have to take him right?

On one hand, you have Ricky Rubio's contract and two starting-caliber point guards that are currently on the roster that can thrive. On the other hand, you can have a point guard that's in the same class as Derrick Rose coming into the league at the age of 20, and a point guard that's nearly in the same class of marketability of Ricky Rubio.

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David Kahn has made strides about the Wolves not making the playoffs in one or two years, and while that is very possible seeing that it takes 46+ wins to get into the playoff's in the West, there is no reason as to why the Wolves cannot get there.

Picture the Wolves getting John Wall, the next sequence of transactions would go something like this:

  1. Trading Jonny Flynn and filler for an all-star caliber player like Kevin Martin.*
  2. Trading Ramon Sessions and Ricky Rubio for another all-star caliber player.*

*- Give suggestions in comments box on what players...

Ultimately, it's not a complete evaluation of John Wall, but it's to wake up the eyes of Wolves fans.

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