RandBall: ESPN's NBA mock draft shows the Wolves taking ...
- Blog Post by: Michael Rand
- April 9, 2013 - 5:57 PM
The NFL draft hasn't even happened and already it's time for the NBA mock drafts? Better believe it. The NCAA tourney is over, which means players are declarin' left and right for the draft. Ben McLemore of Kansas is going to have more than $20 in his pocket. He's going pro. Victor Oladipo of Indiana? Same thing. As such, mock drafts are here. And even though some players haven't made their intentions known yet, here is who ESPN's Chad Ford has going to the Timberwolves at No. 10:
Gary Harris, freshman SG, Michigan State: I think it's pretty likely that Harris decides to stay in college another year and undergo shoulder surgery. However, if he does end up declaring, he's a very good fit for a Timberwolves team that still is searching for a long-term solution at shooting guard. The team is shooting just 30 percent from beyond the arc this year and getting a player like Harris who can really knock down shots is a priority.
McLemore and Oladipo would be BETTER fits, but they are projected to go No. 3 and No. 5 overall, respectively (insider required).
But Harris can shoot. He would work.
As long as the Wolves don't wind up with Cody Zeller or Shabazz Muhammad, it should be a winning night.
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