Timberwolves Trying to Trade Up to 4-Pick in Thursday’s Draft

Former Vanderbilt Commodore Darius Garland thinks he's the best point guard in the NBA draft. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Wake up Timberwolves fans… we have some headlines that caught even my attention late this morning:

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Yes, you read that right. It was confirmed moments after I saw it by our guy, Darren Wolfson, who also mentions the Wolves looking into the 5 and 6 picks too. So yes, the Minnesota Timberwolves are trying to trade up as many as 8 spots in this week’s draft, in order to get their hands on Darius Garland, PG out of Vanderbilt.

It makes a lot of sense (almost too much sense) as Yahoo Sports points out here, after the Knicks pick at 3 (supposedly RJ Barrett), the draft gets wide open and neither the Pelicans nor the Cavaliers at 4 and 5 are looking to take a PG…. and the Wolves need one badly. Even the Suns, who need a PG even worse than we do, have had major interest in Tyus Jones and other veteran PG’s around the league.. *cough — Jeff Teague — *cough.

Garland is fucking good too.

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Special note to Gersson Rosas…. you make moves like this actually happen and find some hope for Wiggins (or in a perfect world, a decent trade) and you might just have me believing in something over there…. maybe.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan

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