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Continued: Saunders defends Wolves' decision to sell two second-round picks

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Last update: June 27, 2014 - 11:29 PM

Saunders said you can “probably count on both hands and feet” the number of impactful players taken 44th and 53rd since 2008. The number is fewer than that, but NBA champion San Antonio and much-improved Phoenix wouldn’t have been where they were last season without valuable former second-round picks.

“It’s about drafting the right guy, and we didn’t see the right guy,” Saunders said. “Now maybe you can be critical we didn’t find the right guy, but that will be determined down the road. … If we’re going to be criticized because we sold 44 and 53 that should be the least of our problems.”

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