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Continued: Rand: Comparing 10 years of Wild, Wolves drafts

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2008 Kevin Love (5) Tyler Cuma (23)

The Wolves picked third but swapped O.J. Mayo for Kevin Love, who developed into an All-Star. Cuma has yet to break through but is still only 23. Winner: Wolves.

 

2009 Ricky Rubio (5) and others Nick Leddy (16)

The Wolves made a mess of much of the rest of the first round, but Rubio is a pass-first point guard and fan favorite. Leddy is battling for a Stanley Cup after being dealt to Chicago in the ill-fated Cam Barker deal. Winner: Wolves.

 

2010 Wes Johnson (4) Mikael Granlund (9)

Johnson did not work out here and is now in Phoenix. Granlund debuted for the Wild as a 20-year-old last season and, while he struggled, still has great potential. Winner: Wild.

 

2011 Derrick Williams (2) Jonas Brodin (10)

Williams has been up-and-down but showed improvement a year ago. Brodin, however, sparkled as a 19-year-old rookie last season. Winner: Wild.

 

2012 No pick Matt Dumba (7)

The Wolves traded their pick for Chase Budinger, who was injured for much of 2012-13 and who could leave via free agency. Dumba is still just 18 and remains a top prospect. Winner: Wild.

MICHAEL RAND

 

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Kansas City - LP: B. Chen 1 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: C. Kluber 5
Cincinnati - WP: T. Cingrani 2 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: B. Cumpton 1
Chicago WSox - LP: J. Quintana 4 FINAL
Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer 7
St. Louis - LP: L. Lynn 1 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: B. Colon 4
Minnesota - WP: R. Nolasco 9 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: E. Bedard 7
Arizona - WP: M. Bolsinger 5 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson 2
San Diego 3 Top 8th Inning
Washington 3
Baltimore 9 Top 8th Inning
Toronto 3
NY Yankees 7 Bottom 6th Inning
Boston 2
Oakland 6 Top 4th Inning
Houston 1
Philadelphia - K. Kendrick 9:10 PM
Los Angeles - D. Haren
Indiana 80 4th Qtr 1:04
Atlanta 94
Oklahoma City 38 3rd Qtr 10:03
Memphis 51
LA Clippers 9:30 PM
Golden State
Boston 1 2nd Prd 9:46
Detroit 2
Colorado 8:30 PM
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San Jose 9:30 PM
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