9 Lingering Questions From Draft Night



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How was Kevin Love not traded on Draft night?

I think LaVine would’ve been a great fit 10 seasons ago when a 28 year old KG was leading his Wolves team to the Western Conference Finals, but ‘Sota is a mess. Kevin Love is leaving either this season or the following no matter what. It’ll be interesting to see if Minnesota can push that record setting 10 straight lottery picks to 14, 16, 18, maybe 20?! LaVine is a phenomenal athlete and can probably win them a dunk contest (unless Andrew Wiggins enters), but without addressing the upcoming Kevin Love absence, a dunk contest might be all Rubio and the boys win in the next 10 seasons.

The “should’ve happened trade”:
Chicago Bulls receive: Kevin Love
Minnesota Timberwolves receive: Taj Gibson, Jimmy Butler, the rights to Nikola Mirotic, Ronnie Brewer, Nos. 16 and 19 picks (Possible trade according to NBA Trade Machine)

Minnesota could’ve used their 13th overall selection on Adreian Payne who’s a stretch 4 similar to Love. Payne is more athletic and has a high ceiling who’s jump shot is much improved, but Love is a phenomenal shooter from anywhere on the floor. Payne is a better back-to-basket player and defender, but Love is a better rebounder/passer. Payne could’ve been a great fit for MN who ranked 26th in opponent points per game.

Saunders would have a big man rotation of Peković, Gibson, and Payne which would be very tough to stop, along with guards of Rubio, Martin, Butler, Budinger, and Gary Harris/Zach LaVine/James Young (my projected available at #16 pick). At small forward there is Corey Brewer, Shabazz Muhammad, and Rodney Hood/Kyle Anderson/Cleanthony Early (my projected available with #19 pick).

Somewhere in a parallel universe there is a Minnesota Timberwolves team that is dominating a basketball league because they know how to draft correctly. Minnesota could have so much talent on their roster to choose from and with how talent thirsty they are that isn’t a bad thing.

Answer: The Minnesota Timberwolves team management is arguably the worst in sports, especially if you consider their drafting history. Literally google the 2009-2014 NBA Drafts and look at some of the players MN could have. When you think “Wow, what idiots!!” than you understand what I’m referring to.



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1 Comment

  1. Quzani

    February 14, 2016 at 12:34 am

    God does give us weaknesses so we can be hmbule and ask him for help after we tried to gain streghnth on our own. He want’s us to try and not sit back and wait for the blessing to happen. Nice blog topic. I myself need to ask for help more and soften my heart and stop being stubborn thinking I can accomplish something by myself with out any help.

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