The Minnesota Timberwolves have won the NBA Draft Lottery. They now receive the No. 1 pick. Here are the top draft picks for the Minnesota Timberwolves:
Edwards is a 6’5, 225lbs shooting guard from Georgia. He is arguably or already the best player in the 2020 NBA Draft. Edwards is projected to be the No. 1 pick in several mock drafts. He averaged 19.1pts, 5.2reb, and 2.8ast. Edwards is a phenomenal athlete that plays on the offensive and defensive end.
Additionally, Edwards averaged 0.6blk, and 1.3stl. He’s not the best defender but with his athleticism he can easily become a solid player on defense which is exactly what the Timberwolves need.
Finally, Edwards shot 29.4% from the 3, but that doesn’t mean he can’t improve his shooting. For instance, he shot 40.2% from the field in his 1 year career with Georgia. Edwards has a very bright future and is believed to be the best draft choice for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He’s a great scoring option to have alongside De’Angelo Russel, Karl-Anthony Towns and Malik Beasley.
Ball is another great choice for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He averaged 17.0pts, 7.6reb, and 6.8ast. Lamelo is an amazingly good playmaker that the Wolves could use, that could make up for a deadly backcourt with De’Angelo Russell.
In addition, Lamelo did not have a very good shot percentage; which was .375% from the field and .25% from 3. He can improve that but who knows how he’ll adapt to the NBA. Although, Lamelo is one of the most, if not the most pro-ready player in the draft. Considering that he’s been playing in one of the best leagues in the world.
To add on, Lamelo Ball is a great choice and will definitely help and upgrade the backcourt for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Especially with his elite playmaking ability, he can set up great shots for players like Karl-Anthony Towns, De’Angelo Russell, and Malik Beasley.
Vassell is a great piece to add through the draft. Although, he’s not worth being the No. 1 pick. He’s more likely to fall between 7 and the end of the lottery (14).
In fact, trading trading up with the 17th pick in the draft (via Nets) would be the best option. Devin Vassell is a 2-way wing that helps out the Timberwolves shooting as well as on the defensive end. He averaged 12.7pts, 5.1reb, and 1.6ast in his final season at Florida State.
For example, he shot 49% from the field and 41% from 3 while also having 1.4stl and 1.0blk. He’s a great 3&D player and also a reliable shooter/clutch defender to have in the clutch for the Timberwolves to acquire.
For the 17th pick:
Tyrese Maxey is a 6’3, 198lbs shooting guard out of Kentucky. He was the key piece on the team and his clutch ability will be needed on the Wolves. He needs work on his shot, but he’s a phenomenal player.
For instance, he shot 29.2% from 3 which isn’t great but also had a solid 42.7% from the field. He averaged 14pts, 4.3reb, and 3.2ast. He’s a solid scorer the wolves could use alongside De’Angelo Russell in the backcourt. Futhermore, he averaged 0.4blk and 0.9stl on the defensive end which isn’t horrendous but it could still use some work.
There’s a lot of talent on the offensive side in this draft and Tyrese Maxey will be a steal if the Wolves draft him.