Wednesday, June 1, 2011

2011 NBA Mock Draft: Which Teams Should Consider Trading with Timberwolves?

2011 NBA Mock Draft Discusses Minnesota Timberwolves Trade Options 

It's no secret the Minnesota Timberwolves love to make moves on draft day. For the past few years the Timberwolves have made multiple deals. This year most likely won't be any different.

Minnesota is one of seven teams with two first round draft picks. They have the No. 2 pick and the No. 20 pick. It is expected that there will be a few draft day trades, and the Timberwolves are of course being mentioned as a team looking to move back. 

In fact, the Timberwolves are the most talked about team in regards to draft day trades. With that said, which teams should give them a call? 

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The Timberwolves would like a second round pick for this year, which means they will probably move back. A lot of this will depend on who is drafted No. 1 overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers. If Kyrie Irving is still available then there is no way the Timberwolves will trade the No. 2 pick. 

However, just about everyone is projecting the Cavs to draft Irving, which means the Timberwolves will likely be trading back. If that is the case then the Cavs, Utah Jazz, or Washington Wizards are all in play to trade with Minnesota. 

All of those teams have two first rounds picks to strike up a deal with the Timberwolves. The Cavs have two second round picks as well, so if they really wanted to move up and get the top two players in the draft then they could. Will Dan Gilbert pull the trigger? 

The Jazz would jump up to prevent teams from drafting Enes Kanter or Derrick Williams. I think they should stay put, but Utah is exercising all their options at the moment. Trading up is a possibility, but in my eyes not a wise one. 

The Wizards really want Kanter. Newsflash though, the big man won't be there at No. 6. Knater wants to play with John Wall and together they would team up well with Jordan Crawford and JaVale McGee, but the Wizards have to move up to get him.  

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