Timber-Wolf: Getting The Top Three Picks For The Minnesota Timberwolves

Timber WolfAnalyst IIMay 3, 2010

SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 27:  John Wall #11 of the Kentucky Wildcats walks towards the bench against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the east regional final of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Carrier Dome on March 27, 2010 in Syracuse, New York.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Ha ha, this is merely for fun, seeing that there's hardly any news going around the world about the Minnesota Timberwolves, but I'd like to point out that this scenario is possible if other teams cooperate.

The 2010 NBA draft features a much deeper draft than the last years, featuring a plethora of big men, great wing players, and one soon to be elite point guard in the NBA, John Wall.

Currently, I would guess that just about everyone's draft board would go in this order as far as the first three picks..

1) John Wall: A 6'4'' point guard with incredible athleticism and speed. He has above average court vision even for NBA point guard standards. Comparison: Russell Westbrook with better court vision/fundamentals

2) Evan Turner: A 6'7'' combo guard that truly puts the term "combo guard" to use. A player that can play three positions, shoot the ball, create opportunities for himself and others, and defend his position(s) well. Comparison: Brandon Roy 2.0

3) Demarcus Cousins: a 6'11'' big man that puts pressure on defenders with post moves, incredible intensity, and fundamentals that is unrivaled for someone his age. Comparison: Taller, better defending Al Jefferson

The Minnesota Timberwolves have a need for all three of their respective positions, and I came across some type of thought process on what it would take to pull off something that's never been done, and grabbing the first three picks in the 2010 NBA draft.

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Here's how it goes. The draft board would have to look something like this:

  1. Minnesota Timberwolves
  2. Sacramento Kings
  3. New Jersey Nets

This would put the Wolves in position to draft John Wall. Getting the second pick would be the objective at hand first.

I'm thinking that the Sacramento Kings would love to have a point guard and a big man that could truly play with Tyreke and spread the floor for him. I'm thinking that the Wolves would trade the draft rights to Nikola Pekovic, Kevin Love, and Jonny Flynn for the No. 2 pick, and maybe a fill in young player. I'm not sure if the Kings go for this, however it's possible.

The next thing would be to get the third pick from the New Jersey Nets. They would more than likely want to get their point guard of the future. I say trade Ramon Sessions, the 23rd and 45th overall pick, and the draft rights for Ricky Rubio to the New Jersey Nets, and more than likely he might buy himself out of his contract seeing as he would be in a larger market in New York, and would get endorsement deals.

This is a HUGE price to pay.

The Wolves lose Jonny Flynn, Kevin Love, Nikola Pekovic, Ramon Sessions, Ricky Rubio, and two later draft picks to get Evan Turner and Demarcus Cousins.

If you look at it from a future standpoint, the Wolves probably win in the long run. You have a trio of John Wall, Evan Turne,r and Demarcus Cousins to go along with Al Jefferson and Corey Brewer as your starting five.

If I knew that this is what it would take to garnish all three picks in the 2010 NBA draft, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

I would miss Kevin Love like hell, Jonny Flynn would be missed regardless of what you want to say, and I sure as hell wouldn't like seeing Ricky Rubio make sick dishes to Brook Lopez.

But the trio that the Wolves would possess would be so phenomenal that I'd probably get over it within a few days.

Thanks for reading!


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