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NBA Draft June 25th.
1Minnesota Timberwolves
Lottery luck means Minnesota can take either Okafor or Towns to solidfy the middle.
Karl Anthony Towns
2 Los Angeles Lakers
See above. Whichever elite big man is left after Minnesota picks is likely headed to L.A.
D'Angelo Russell.
3 Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia has one first round pick and a whopping five second round selections.
Jahlil Okafor
4 New York Knicks
The Lottery didn't go as they wanted, but there will still be plenty of talent available at No. 4.
Kristaps Porzingis
5 Orlando Magic
In need of perimeter scoring, power forward Kristaps Porzingis could be the best bet.
Mario Hezonja
6 Sacramento Kings
The Kings could be in good position to find the ideal Cousins compliment in Cauley-Stein.
Wilie Cauley-Stein
7 Denver Nuggets
In need of shooters, the Nuggets will have a handful of interesting options in play.
Emmanuel Mudiay
8 Detroit Pistons
Mario Hezonja or Winslow could be the way to go for a team lacking shooters.
Stanley Johnson F Arizona
9 Charlotte Hornets
Do the Hornets go with a power forward again, or go for the shooter they need?
Frank Kaminsky
10 Miami Heat
Miami's pick here depends on if Pat Riley believes Hassan Whiteside is the real deal.
Justise Winslow
11 Indiana Pacers
In need of offense and a shooter, Devin Booker would be the ideal pick here.
Myles Turner
12 Utah Jazz
Utah will be looking to add some more offense, possibly in the form of a stretch four.
Trey Lyles
13 Phoenix Suns
The Suns could be looking at a power forward, so there will be plenty of options.
Devin Booker
14 Oklahoma City Thunder
Finding a dependable backup for Russell Westbrook could be the way to go here.
Murray State guard Cameron Payne
15 Atlanta Hawks
Should Atlanta be looking to protect itself from free agency losses? (From Brooklyn)
Kelly Oubre traded to Washington for the No. 19 pick tonight and two future second-round picks.
16 Boston Celtics
Brad Stevens needs to add prospects on both ends of the floor to his stable.
Terry Rozier Louisville
17 Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks would love to add another scorer to their young stable.
Rashad Vaughn UNLV
18 Houston Rockets
Is the possible backup point guard solution out there for Houston? (From New Orleans)
Sam Dekker
19 Washington Wizards Traded to Atlanta along with 2 future 2nd rounders for Kelly Oubre.
Is there a right fit at this spot to go alongside the team's thrilling backcourt?
Jerian Grant- traded to the Knicks for Tim Hardaway Jr.
20 Toronto Raptors
The Raptors need a shakeup badly, and will be looking for a youngster that can step up.
Delon Wright Utah
21 Dallas Mavericks
Forever getting older, Dallas could use youth in the front and backcourts.
Justin Anderson
22 Chicago Bulls
Will Chicago's new coach start molding his new team with a college face he knows well?
Bobby Portis
23 Portland Trail Blazers
Do the Blazers need a contigency plan if LaMarcus Aldridge leaves via free agnecy?
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
24 Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs are always looking for shooters who can create space for LeBron James.
Tyus Jones will be traded to the Timberwolves
25 Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis might look to start replacing its aging big men with a project here.
Jarell Martin
26 San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio is always reloading from odd places. Do they go overseas again?
Nikola Milutinov
27 Los Angeles Lakers
After scoring big early, the Lakers will look to fill out the roster. (From Houston)
Larry Nance Jr.
28 Boston Celtics
The playoff berth proved that the rebuilding project is ahead of schedule.(From Clippers)
R.J. Hunter
29 Brooklyn Nets
This pick was swapped with Atlanta in the Joe Johnson trade. (From Atlanta)
Chris McCullough
30 Golden State Warriors
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:45 PM   #2
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NBA Draft June 25th.
1Minnesota Timberwolves
Lottery luck means Minnesota can take either Okafor or Towns to solidfy the middle.

2 Los Angeles Lakers
See above. Whichever elite big man is left after Minnesota picks is likely headed to L.A.

3 Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia has one first round pick and a whopping five second round selections.

4 New York Knicks
The Lottery didn't go as they wanted, but there will still be plenty of talent available at No. 4.

5 Orlando Magic
In need of perimeter scoring, power forward Kristaps Porzingis could be the best bet.

6 Sacramento Kings
The Kings could be in good position to find the ideal Cousins compliment in Cauley-Stein.

7 Denver Nuggets
In need of shooters, the Nuggets will have a handful of interesting options in play.

8 Detroit Pistons
Mario Hezonja or Winslow could be the way to go for a team lacking shooters.

9 Charlotte Hornets
Do the Hornets go with a power forward again, or go for the shooter they need?

10 Miami Heat
Miami's pick here depends on if Pat Riley believes Hassan Whiteside is the real deal.

11 Indiana Pacers
In need of offense and a shooter, Devin Booker would be the ideal pick here.

12 Utah Jazz
Utah will be looking to add some more offense, possibly in the form of a stretch four.

13 Phoenix Suns
The Suns could be looking at a power forward, so there will be plenty of options.

14 Oklahoma City Thunder
Finding a dependable backup for Russell Westbrook could be the way to go here.

15 Atlanta Hawks
Should Atlanta be looking to protect itself from free agency losses? (From Brooklyn)

16 Boston Celtics
Brad Stevens needs to add prospects on both ends of the floor to his stable.

17 Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks would love to add another scorer to their young stable.

18 Houston Rockets
Is the possible backup point guard solution out there for Houston? (From New Orleans)

19 Washington Wizards
Is there a right fit at this spot to go alongside the team's thrilling backcourt?

20 Toronto Raptors
The Raptors need a shakeup badly, and will be looking for a youngster that can step up.

21 Dallas Mavericks
Forever getting older, Dallas could use youth in the front and backcourts.

22 Chicago Bulls
Will Chicago's new coach start molding his new team with a college face he knows well?

23 Portland Trail Blazers
Do the Blazers need a contigency plan if LaMarcus Aldridge leaves via free agnecy?

24 Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs are always looking for shooters who can create space for LeBron James.

25 Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis might look to start replacing its aging big men with a project here.

26 San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio is always reloading from odd places. Do they go overseas again?

27 Los Angeles Lakers
After scoring big early, the Lakers will look to fill out the roster. (From Houston)

28 Boston Celtics
The playoff berth proved that the rebuilding project is ahead of schedule.(From Clippers)

29 Brooklyn Nets
This pick was swapped with Atlanta in the Joe Johnson trade. (From Atlanta)

30 Golden State Warriors
The Cavs pick at #24 is intriguing up until draft day.

They will probably move that pick and package it with Brandon Haywood. Sadly, David Lee is the name I keep hearing, but that's a player they don't need. There's also rumors that they will try a sign and trade with either Love or Thompson... but I would bet that happens after the draft.
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:04 PM   #3
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I plan on transforming this into the Karl-Anthony Towns Suckfest Thread over the next couple of days.

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I plan on transforming this into the Karl-Anthony Towns Suckfest Thread over the next couple of days.

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You mean Okafor, right?
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You mean Okafor, right?
I'll eat a bug if the Wolves decide on Okafor over Towns.

Okafor publicly shunning the Wolves has basically killed that idiotic notion that they should draft him over Towns. At this point it's more likely they could draft Russell over Okafor, even.
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You mean Okafor, right?
I love that a guy's draft stock has hit the shitter because he can't hit an uncontested shot at the free throw line
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Wolves Nation and NBA executives have fallen hard for Kentucky big man Karl-Anthony Towns, smitten in recent weeks and months by a 19-year-old who can dribble it, pass it and shoot it from both near and far.

Well, there is one thing that concerns some chapters in Wolves Nation: Towns’ imaginary friend, nicknamed Karlito.

Karlito supposedly sits on Towns’ shoulder and engages in conversation with a player so multitalented the Timberwolves are expected to select him first in Thursday’s NBA draft, unless, in the words of Kentucky coach John Calipari, “something crazy” happens.

But do not fret Wolves Nation: Your franchise’s future hasn’t already lost his mind.

“That wasn’t Karl,” Calipari said, laughing about a character reminiscent of Jimmy Stewart’s invisible 6-foot-3 rabbit named Harvey long ago. “That was us.”

From the beginning of last season, Calipari identified Towns — the best player on a team so talented that Calipari platooned units — as the guy he would push hardest whenever his team needed it. When Towns turned the other way one day and said something, Calipari asked if he was talking to an invisible someone. An assistant coach determined Towns had talked to “Karlito,” which left everyone laughing.

“Because he’s so respectful, he would turn away and like mumble into his shoulder,” Calipari said. “He never would have said anything about it. I said something publicly and I was joking when I said, ‘If you see him talking to himself, that’s Karlito on his shoulder.’ He just ran with it.”

Towns told the Lexington Herald-Leader he indeed talks to himself. “I don’t know if it’s self-talk [or] inner dialogue,” he said. “But I know one thing. I [will] be talking to myself. I don’t know why. I’ll be having some good conversations with myself.”

The real deal?

Towns apparently has a lot to say and so much to do, even beyond a career arc that has him poised to join the rare air of No. 1 overall picks. That list includes everyone from Magic Johnson, Hakeem Olajuwon, Tim Duncan and LeBron James to Michael Olowokandi and Kwame Brown as well as two current Wolves players, NBA Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett, too.

Towns is a teenager who visits hospitalized children unannounced, who volunteered at a New Jersey home for autistic children after he was moved to do something following the Newtown, Conn., school shootings, who gave a needy Bahamian child the socks off his feet during the Kentucky team’s tour there last summer.

He impressed Wolves basketball boss Flip Saunders at both ends of the court with two pre-draft workouts and owner Glen Taylor with his polite manners and thoughtful answers during a visit with his father and agent to Minneapolis and the team’s new practice facility last weekend. That apparently finalized the team’s decision. The Wolves are the only team for which Towns worked out.

“You know what, it’s almost like it’s fake, isn’t it?” Calipari asked. “It seems fake and it isn’t, I can tell you. I tell everybody: He’s one of the nicest kids, so intelligent, so smart. He is a real kind, nice soul and what you see is who he is, all the time.”

The son of a high school basketball coach, Towns will be chosen ahead of players who had more decorated collegiate careers almost as much because of what he didn’t show last season than what he did.

At Calipari’s command, Towns played all last season near the basket — displaying a nice baby hook with each hand and defensive potential — in part so he could prove to NBA scouts he was strong enough and tough enough to play there. By doing so, he is following in a line of recent UK big men — Anthony Davis, Nerlens Noel, DeMarcus Cousins, Terrence Jones and Patrick Patterson, among them — who have progressed to NBA success.

In those two pre-draft workouts, he impressed Saunders with his ball-handling and NBA three-point shooting range, unusual gifts in a player who’s pushing 7-foot but who measures a bit over 6-11 but who Calipari estimates plays bigger than a 7-footer because he has a massive wingspan and no neck.

“When he puts a shirt with a collar on, it goes to his ears,” Calipari said.

K.A.T., 1.0

Towns has the kind of defensive mobility and shot-blocking instincts that NBA scouts expect will allow him to play both power forward and center, and alongside Gorgui Dieng and Nikola Pekovic at times. Those offensive multiple skills just might have reminded Saunders of a young big man he watched work out long ago, a guy named Kevin Garnett.

“I knew he had some perimeter skills, but I didn’t know he had the ability to shoot the ball as effortlessly and with as much range as he does,” Saunders said. “No question KG was the first player his size to do those things. He could guard out on the floor, run the floor, shoot the ball. There have been more who have come: [Anthony] Davis at New Orleans is similar and K.A.T. is along those lines. He’s able to do a lot of different things and be good at a lot of them. Sometimes players are good at a couple different things, but not a lot of them.”

Calipari chuckled last week when reminded that, like what was once said of Dean Smith and Michael Jordan long ago, he might be the only guy around who can hold Towns under 20 points a game. He reminds that players such as Towns come to Kentucky to get better and contend for a national championship, both of which he did.

“He got a lot better,” Kentucky teammate Aaron Harrison said of a player who played for his New Jersey high school junior varsity team in the fifth grade and played for the Dominican Republic national team at age 16. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen anybody get that much better in a season.”

So much better that Calipari doesn’t want to compare Towns to NBA players past or present, even if you’re talking future Hall of Famers or current All Stars.

“You can say Tim Duncan, you can say [LaMarcus] Aldridge,” Calipari said. “But he could be the one they’re talking about five years from now. Is somebody like Karl Towns? I think he could be that good. Karl is 19. In five years, he’s going to be 24. What? What? You know what I’m saying? I think he’s ready for the moment.”

Towns agrees.

“I don’t want to be a 2.0 of somebody,” he told reporters at last month’s draft lottery. “I want to be the first version of someone, the first Karl Towns.”
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1. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
Karl-Anthony Towns, PF, Kentucky: Towns is an ideal power forward prospect for this league -- somebody who is big enough to guard bigs but skilled enough to step away from the basket and stretch the floor with a jumper. With proper minutes at Kentucky, he would've been a legitimate National Player of the Year candidate. With proper health in Minnesota, he could develop into a perennial All-Star.
2. LOS ANGELES LAKERS
Jahlil Okafor, C, Duke: If it's possible to somehow package this pick with a player or two and lure DeMarcus Cousins from Sacramento, I guess the Lakers should probably do that, if only because A) Cousins is a top-10 talent right now, and B) it might give the Lakers a chance to win in what will likely be Kobe Bryant's final season. Short of that, they should just take Okafor, who could become the next great Lakers center within three years while returning the presence of the dominant big to the NBA.
3. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
Kristaps Porzingis, PF, Latvia: People keep asking if I think the Sixers would really draft another frontcourt international prospect in the lottery. My answer: Why not? There's a growing number of people who seem to genuinely believe Porzingis is one of the top three talents in this draft. And, if that's the case, there's nothing silly about taking him in the top three.
4. NEW YORK KNICKS
D'Angelo Russell, SG, Ohio State: New York fans were devastated when the Knicks fell out of the top two on lottery night. But being able to grab Russell with the fourth pick would ease the pain significantly. He's a dynamic combo guard with great vision who can also shoot, and his instincts are top-shelf. Nobody should be surprised if Russell becomes the best pro from this class even if he won't be the top pick.
5. ORLANDO MAGIC
Justise Winslow, SF, Duke: Label me intrigued by a 1-2-3 combination of Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo and Winslow in Orlando. That's the type of young core that could do big things in the Eastern Conference in the next three years -- especially if Winslow turns into the star so many believe he has the potential to become.
6. SACRAMENTO KINGS
Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, China: Mudiay was, this time last year, projected by some to be either the first or second pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. So the idea that he could be available here is excellent news for Sacramento. The cast of characters surrounding Mudiay is a little bit of a concern, if only because they haven't handled his career well to date. Still, Mudiay is an undeniable talent, and the Kings would be wise to scoop him up if he's on the board.
7. DENVER NUGGETS
Willie Cauley-Stein, C, Kentucky: Cauley-Stein slipping in some mocks seems, to me, like little more than the result of draft-week positioning. At worst, he's an athletic, rim-protecting big who can switch pick-and-rolls. Anybody who has him falling too far is simply over-thinking things. And, no, I don't care that Denver already has some young bigs on the roster. That's not the type of thing that would make me pass on Cauley-Stein.
8. DETROIT PISTONS
Mario Hezonja, SG, Croatia: Hezonja's decision to remain in the NBA Draft should lead to two international players going in the top 10. He's a good athlete who can really shoot it -- a prospect who can provide much-needed help on the wing for Detroit.
9. CHARLOTTE HORNETS
Devin Booker, SG, Kentucky: Booker's natural shooting ability was evident in one season at Kentucky and will allow him to stick in the NBA for at least a decade (barring injury). There's never been a time when shooting was more valued than it is these days. Booker will benefit from that. And Charlotte definitely needs shooting.
10. MIAMI HEAT
Frank Kaminsky, C, Wisconsin: Kaminsky is tall and skilled. He can shoot. He can rebound. So I really don't know what's not to like here. Yes, the Heat already have Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside in the frontcourt. But Kaminsky can play with either, and he'll be ready to contribute as a rookie.
11. INDIANA PACERS
Cameron Payne, PG, Murray State: Mid-major recruits who become lottery picks after just two years of college are incredibly rare bordering on nonexistent. So it's amazing what's happening with Payne. Oklahoma City is an obvious option if he slips. But Payne makes sense for the Pacers, too.
12. UTAH JAZZ
Stanley Johnson, SF, Arizona: Johnson would be the best player available at this point and an absolute steal for the Jazz. He doesn't necessarily fit a need in Utah. But the Arizona star would be hard to pass on here.
13. PHOENIX SUNS
Myles Turner, C, Texas: There's no reason for a 7-foot, 19-year-old who can block shots and make jumpers to slip any farther than 13, and I won't be surprised if Turner actually goes higher. There's some questions about whether he can shed a reputation of being soft. But his talent is intriguing toward the bottom of the lottery.
14. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER
Kelly Oubre Jr., SF, Kansas: Oubre projects as an athletic perimeter defender with star potential. If he falls this far, Oklahoma City would be wise to scoop him up in an attempt to keep stocking talent in pursuit of a championship.
15. ATLANTA HAWKS
Kevon Looney, PF, UCLA: Paul Millsap is a free agent, meaning the Hawks might need a power forward. So taking Looney makes sense because he's A: immensely talented, and B: a future frontcourt starter.
16. BOSTON CELTICS
Sam Dekker, SF, Wisconsin: Dekker has an NBA body and certain NBA skills. The only question is whether he can consistently play at a high-level and shoot well from the perimeter, and those are big questions with no clear answers. Either way, he's a 6-9 athlete with the potential to develop into a 6-9 athlete who can stretch the floor with his jumper, and that's enough to keep him in the top 20 of this draft.
17. MILWAUKEE BUCKS
Bobby Portis, PF, Arkansas: The reigning SEC Player of the Year was never the best prospect in the SEC. But he averaged 17.5 points and 8.9 rebounds as a sophomore, and now he'll be the first Razorback selected in the first round since Ronnie Brewer went 14th overall in 2007. Barring injury, I think, Portis will be in the NBA for a decade based on his measurements and motor.
18. HOUSTON ROCKETS (VIA TRADE)
Jerian Grant, PG, Notre Dame: Grant will turn 23 before the 2015-16 season begins. So he's older than most prospects, which might hurt him with some franchises. Regardless, this dynamic playmaker is capable of adding athleticism to anybody's backcourt, including Houston's.
19. WASHINGTON WIZARDS
Tyus Jones, PG, Duke: Jones isn't an exceptional athlete, and he's small. But he really knows how to run a team, totally understands when to push and when to pull, loves to take and make big shots, and there's just always going to be a place in the NBA for guys described that way. Beyond all that, I'm told Jones was, predictably, super impressive in interviews at the combine. Playing behind John Wall seems like a good spot to start his NBA career.
20. TORONTO RAPTORS
Trey Lyles, PF, Kentucky: Lyles spent much of his one year in college overshadowed by teammates -- specifically Towns and Cauley-Stein. But he's still an elite prospect with lots of potential. For those reasons and more, it's difficult to see Lyles going outside of the top 20.
21. DALLAS MAVERICKS
Justin Anderson, SF, Virginia: The Mavericks only have a small handful of players guaranteed to return next season, meaning they need a guy who can play immediately. Anderson checks that box. He has an NBA body, understanding of defensive principles and a shot good enough to make opponents guard him out to the 3-point line.
22. CHICAGO BULLS
Rashad Vaughn, SG, UNLV: Vaughn was an elite prep player who, after one year of college, still has so much room to grow. He's only 18. So the former UNLV standout is totally worth a gamble somewhere in the 20s even it's likely he'll spend some time in the D-League.
23. PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
Montrezl Harrell, PF-C, Louisville: Harrell is not and will never be LaMarcus Aldridge -- if only because he's about four inches shorter. But a lot people are predicting the Blazers will lose their All-Star power forward in free agency. So selecting Harrell could add a talent and fill a need.
24. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
Delon Wright, PG, Utah: Wright isn't young, which might hurt him. But a team already competing for a title and drafting at the bottom of the first round shouldn't care much about that because they'll be getting a 23-year-old rookie who could theoretically help next season.
25. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
R.J. Hunter, SG, Georgia State: Hunter shot it poorly this season. But NBA scouts saw him enough last summer -- specifically at the LeBron James Skills Academy in Las Vegas -- to know he's a pure shooter with size and NBA range. Every team (except maybe the Warriors) needs more shooters. And it's possible nobody needs more shooters more than the Grizzlies.
26. SAN ANTONIO SPURS
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, SF, Arizona: Hollis-Jefferson is one of the best athletes in the draft and capable of becoming an elite perimeter defender in the NBA. Every championship team needs a guy like that. So he makes a lot of sense for the Spurs.
27. LOS ANGELES LAKERS
Christian Wood, PF, UNLV: With two first-round picks, why not swing for the so-called fences on a talent like Wood who would go in the lottery if not for red flags? That's what I'd do. Because Woods' potential is enticing.
28. BOSTON CELTICS
Jordan Mickey, PF, LSU: Mickey reportedly helped himself at the combine -- perhaps enough to sneak into the first round and secure a guaranteed contract. He'd be a nice piece for a Celtics team still building.
29. BROOKLYN NETS
Terry Rozier, PG, Louisville: Rozier was not a preseason All-American like his more celebrated teammate above. But he was Louisville's best player down the stretch. He should be able to get into the lane consistently at the NBA level.
30. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
Chris McCullough, PF, Syracuse: McCullough remains a compelling prospect even though he was mostly injured as a freshman. At this point, for a team already built, he's worth the gamble for the Warriors.
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If the Lakers get Cousins and Randle can come back in good shape from his injury, the Lakers front court will be dangerous. Too bad the back court and depth will still be ass though.


...unless Randle is apart of the trade package for Cousins.
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If the Lakers get Cousins and Randle can come back in good shape from his injury, the Lakers front court will be dangerous. Too bad the back court and depth will still be ass though.


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http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13...vailable-trade

The Minnesota Timberwolves have made former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett available via trade in advance of Thursday's NBA draft, according to league sources.

Sources told ESPN that the Timberwolves, who are widely expected to make Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns the No. 1 overall selection Thursday night, are trying to find a new home via trade from Bennett, who unexpectedly went No. 1 overall in 2013 and was acquired by Minnesota last summer from Cleveland in the Kevin Love trade.

The Cavaliers sent Andrew Wiggins and Bennett to Minnesota for Love while also surrendering a future first-round pick to the Philadelphia 76ers, which landed then-Sixer Thaddeus Young with the Wolves as well.

In February, Minnesota swapped Young for Kevin Garnett to bring home the most famous player in franchise history.

A shoulder injury coming out of Nevada-Las Vegas and other ailments plagued Bennett throughout his rookie season in Cleveland, but he made minimal progress after moving to the Wolves, who were hopeful that the change of scenery would spark a change in fortunes for the 6-foot-8, 245-pounder.
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