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Michigan's Nik Stauskas to Wolves in latest ESPN NBA mock draft

Posted by: Michael Rand under Wolves news Updated: April 22, 2014 - 3:18 PM

Just when you thought we were getting close to the end of mock draft season (with the NFL), it's time to start thinking about the NBA.

The draft is roughly two months away, and as long as the Suns don't leapfrog the Wolves in the lottery, a prospect that has a 5 in 1,000 chance of happening, Minnesota will have the No. 13 overall pick in the draft. (If somehow the Wolves get jumped, which would be just their luck, they lose their pick because they fall to No. 14 in the draft order and the pick, part of a long-ago trade, is top-13 protected).

In any event, the draft is one place the Wolves can try to improve their roster. With 12 players under contract for next year, this will be one of their best places to add a piece beyond getting creative with a trade (which also means subtraction).

As such, here is where ESPN.com has the Wolves going with that No. 13 pick:

Nik Stauskas, Michigan, 6-6 shooting guard: The Wolves' biggest need right now continues to be shooting. Stauskas is one of the true elite shooters in the draft. He has unlimited range, a super-quick release, and as a bonus, he can play point guard in a pinch.

That would work for us. Your thoughts, please, in the comments.

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San Diego - LP: J. Lane 0 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: E. Santana 2
Washington - LP: R. Soriano 6 FINAL
Miami - WP: M. Dunn 7
Philadelphia - LP: A. Burnett 1 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: B. Colon 7
Milwaukee - LP: K. Lohse 1 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi 2
Toronto - WP: R. Dickey 14 FINAL
Boston - LP: C. Buchholz 1
Arizona - WP: O. Perez 2 FINAL
Cincinnati - LP: J. Hoover 1
Colorado - LP: Y. Flande 1 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: T. Wada 4
NY Yankees - LP: D. Phelps 2 FINAL
Texas - WP: Y. Darvish 4
Oakland - LP: J. Chavez 3 FINAL
Houston - WP: B. Oberholtzer 7
Pittsburgh - WP: V. Worley 5 FINAL
San Francisco - LP: M. Bumgarner 0
NY Giants 8/3/14 7:00 PM
Buffalo
Los Angeles 3 FINAL
Seattle 0
Winnipeg 7/31/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Toronto 8/1/14 6:00 PM
Montreal
Brt Columbia 8/1/14 9:00 PM
Calgary
Saskatchewan 8/2/14 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Indiana 73 FINAL
Los Angeles 77

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