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.
|Los Angeles - WP: H. Ryu||5||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: E. Volquez||2|
|San Francisco - WP: G. Kontos||7||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - LP: C. Lee||4|
|Texas - WP: M. Mikolas||4||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - LP: S. Greene||2|
|Boston - WP: J. Lackey||14||FINAL|
|Toronto - LP: D. Hutchison||1|
|Miami - WP: B. Morris||3||FINAL|
|Atlanta - LP: S. Simmons||1|
|Cincinnati - LP: M. Latos||2||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - WP: W. Peralta||5|
|Cleveland - LP: B. Shaw||3||FINAL|
|Minnesota - WP: C. Fien||4|
|Kansas City - LP: J. Guthrie||1||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - WP: C. Sale||3|
|Washington - WP: D. Fister||7||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: F. Morales||2|
|Detroit - WP: J. Verlander||4||FINAL|
|Arizona - LP: R. Delgado||3|
|Baltimore - WP: B. Norris||4||FINAL|
|LA Angels - LP: M. Shoemaker||2|
|NY Mets - LP: J. Niese||2||FINAL|
|Seattle - WP: R. Elias||5|
|Calgary||7/24/14 8:00 PM|
|Winnipeg||7/25/14 9:00 PM|
|Ottawa||7/26/14 6:00 PM|
|Toronto||7/26/14 9:00 PM|