Wolves’ recent draft disasters
Derrick Williams (below)
Drafted: Second overall out of Arizona in 2011.
As a Wolf: It took the team two-plus seasons to decide the college standout plays the same position as star Kevin Love, a “stretch” power forward spot, after an experiment at small forward in Rick Adelman’s system failed.
Traded: On Tuesday to Sacramento for veteran Luc Mbah a Moute.
Since the trade: He ate breakfast Tuesday and flew west for a physical examination with his new team.
Drafted: Fourth overall out of Syracuse in 2010.
As a Wolf: Athletic shooter didn’t make many of them during two disappointing seasons, especially considering he was taken six slots before Indiana took Paul George 10th overall.
Traded: Sent to Phoenix with the team’s 2014 protected first-round pick so the Suns would take on Johnson’s contract and the Wolves could then sign free agent Andrei Kirilenko.
Since the trade: He’s starting at small forward for the Lakers on a minimum-scale contract after a ho-hum season with Phoenix last year.
Drafted: Sixth overall out of Syracuse in 2009, one pick after the Wolves selected Ricky Rubio.
As a Wolf: Then-GM David Kahn was smitten by Flynn’s “charisma,” but a hip injury limited him to only 134 games played during two seasons with the franchise.
Traded: Packaged to Houston with the 20th overall pick and a second-rounder in a complicated series of 2011 draft-night moves that brought the team cash, now-gone Malcolm Lee and rookie Gorgui Dieng.
Since the trade: Signed with team in China this fall but was soon cut because of that hip injury.
|Cincinnati - WP: A. Simon||4||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Samardzija||1|
|St. Louis - M. Wacha||6:05 PM|
|Washington - G. Gonzalez|
|Milwaukee - K. Lohse||6:05 PM|
|Pittsburgh - C. Morton|
|Toronto - D. Hutchison||6:05 PM|
|Cleveland - J. Masterson|
|LA Angels - J. Weaver||6:08 PM|
|Detroit - D. Smyly|
|Atlanta - A. Harang||6:10 PM|
|NY Mets - J. Niese|
|Baltimore - C. Tillman||6:10 PM|
|Boston - J. Lackey|
|NY Yankees - H. Kuroda||6:10 PM|
|Tampa Bay - E. Bedard|
|Seattle - C. Young||6:10 PM|
|Miami - N. Eovaldi|
|Chicago WSox - F. Paulino||7:05 PM|
|Texas - M. Perez|
|Minnesota - R. Nolasco||7:10 PM|
|Kansas City - J. Vargas|
|Philadelphia - J. Pettibone||7:40 PM|
|Colorado - T. Chatwood|
|Houston - J. Cosart||9:05 PM|
|Oakland - S. Gray|
|San Francisco - M. Cain||9:10 PM|
|San Diego - T. Ross|
|Arizona - W. Miley||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - Z. Greinke|