Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What Should Minnesota Do Now?

Lots of trades went down yesterday. Here is the info on the big Timberwolves trade and the Spurs deal (a small trade was Oberto to Detroit for Amir Johnson). As an NBA fan, all this action made me very happy. With all that said, the Timberwolves now have the number five and six picks. What should they do with them?

They could trade the picks and try to get a higher pick in the draft. Lots of people have talked about them getting the number two pick for the fifth and sixth, in order to secure Ricky Rubio. They could also package the picks with some players to get some veteran help. The only other option is to keep the picks and bring in two rookies next season.

I'm torn between two of the options. I would like to see them trade up, if they can get a veteran or two in the process. I would also like to see them keep the picks and stay young. They are still very far from winning anything, why not add some solid rookies to the mix.

Since I'm not a GM, I don't know what kind of deals are out there. All I know is that Minnesota fans are pressing right now. They know they need a great guard that can lead their team. That's why, if they do end up trading up, they should grab Ricky Rubio.

This guy is a high risk, high reward player. You never know what you get from overseas players. He could be ready to contribute today, or he could turn out to be a project. Isn't that a risk Wolves fans can take at this point? The team is not in a good place right now. At times, when I would browse around League Pass during commercials, I saw a dead Target Center.

It was a sad sight. Professional basketball being played without a lot noise from the fans. That's why Rubio could make sense. He'll have plenty of minutes to adjust to the NBA game. All of those minutes will be plenty enough for the team to evaluate him and plan their future accordingly.

Put simply: the new Timberwolves GM is going to look like an idiot or a genius by the end of draft night. Any bad moves will get you on the bad sad of Sota', so look out!

What do you want Minnesota to do with their draft picks?