Saturday, May 25, 2013
Why Wolves want to move up
By Nick Borges
The Minnesota Timberwolves need to upgrade the talent at shooting guard and they are reportedly targeting Indiana's Victor Oladipo.
From Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN: "Look for new Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders to engage Charlotte, holders of the No. 4 pick in next month's draft, in trade talks. According to league sources, Saunders is a big fan of Indiana guard Victor Oladipo, and the only way to get him is to move up from the ninth-spot."
Any team wanting Oladipo must speak with the Bobcats because he is not going to get past the Phoenix Suns who have the No. 5 selection in the draft. Charlotte could draft him at No. 4, but he may not be the best fit.
According to Wolfson, the Wolves may take UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad with the No. 9 pick if they can't move up. ESPN.com's Chad Ford has Minnesota selecting Lehigh's C.J. McCollum in his Mock Draft 3.0.