Wolves Looking For Shooting Guard In Thursday’s Draft
The NBA draft is tonight and new Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders has two first round picks to use. Saunders has been doing his due diligence both at home and abroad and is believed to be looking for a shooting guard that can help spread the floor.
The Timberwolves were the worst team in the league in 3-point shooting last season and need a big guard to play alongside Ricky Rubio and knock down open jumpers.
The Wolves’ two choices in the first round on Thursday night are No. 9 and No. 26.
Saunders has openly discussed his affections towards Indiana’s Victor Oladipo, who many experts believe will go in the top three picks. The Associated Press reports that the wolves have contacted several teams above them in hopes of moving up to get Oladipo. If the Wolves can’t swing a deal, Georgia’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Lehigh’s C.J. McCollum are two other possibilities. The draft will be televised on ESPN tonight