NBA Draft 2016: Minnesota Timberwolves Draft Picks, Holes & Needs

One of the up and coming teams in the NBA is the Minnesota Timberwolves. While the team went just 29-53 during the 2015-16 season, the talents of Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine are showing through. As the NBA Draft arrives on June 23, Minnesota has the No. 5 overall pick with a chance to improve even more on their young roster and begin making steps towards making the playoffs sooner than later.
The team is only losing two players from this season’s roster and neither one had a major impact on what the Timberwolves were this last year. Wiggins averaged 20.7 points while Towns averaged 18.3 points and 10.5 rebounds a game. LaVine is one of the highest flyers in the whole NBA and continues to improve along with the veteran leadership Ricky Rubio is showing now. This team appears to be just one player away from really making a huge impact.
The No. 5 pick will allow the Timberwolves to get another young superstar and many experts are pointing at Kentucky guard Jamal Murray. Murray could easily be the top player in this year’s draft but is still expected to slide to Minnesota’s spot. It may be a decision that the teams above the Timberwolves learn to regret. Murray is NBA-ready and is another scoring machine out of Lexington. Minnesota is going to make it very close to the playoffs this coming year with the right pick at No. 5 overall.

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