The Wolves need a traditional-sized shooting guard. Here are the top ones in the draft:

Victor Oladipo

Indiana, 6-4¼, age 20

Draft range: Top 5

Comment: Freakishly athletic, great motor and defender, but will he shoot and score well enough to become a big star?

Ben McLemore

Kansas, 6-4¾, age 20

Draft range: Top 5

Comment: Fluid athlete and effortless three-point shooter who has been compared to longtime NBA sharpshooter Ray Allen, but can he assert himself enough to reach All-Star status?

C.J. McCollum

Lehigh, 6-3¼, age 21

Draft range: 6 through 12

Comment: Explosive scorer with great shooting range, but perhaps more a scoring point guard than full-time shooting guard. Is he, dare we ask, the next Steph Curry?

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Georgia, 6-5½, age 20

Draft range: 9 through 15

Comment: Prototypical-sized shooting guard who has a quick shot with deep range and also can and will defend. He has been a fast riser up draft boards, probably all the way to No. 9.

Shabazz Muhammad

UCLA, 6-6½, age 20

Draft range: 7 through 16

Comment: Natural left-handed scorer who overpowered opponents as a prep star, he is perhaps the draft’s most polarizing player. Like Russian prospect Sergey Karasev, he’s also more small forward than shooting guard.


Names for Wolves to consider at No. 26: California’s Alan Crabbe, Providence’s Ricky Ledo, North Carolina’s Reggie Bullock, Michigan’s Tim Hardaway Jr., Georgia Tech’s Glen Rice Jr., New Mexico’s Tony Snell, Kentucky’s Archie Goodwin, Spain’s Alex Abrines.