The Draft: Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves have not had very much luck with their top ten draft choices since 2006. It has been eight straight drafts where the Timberwolves have drafted this high. Now, it finally looks like that streak will come to an end.

In 2006 Randy Foye was drafted seventh overall out of Villanova. He played with the Timberwolves until 2009 when he moved to Washington. Foye then moved around between the Clippers, Jazz, and is currently with the Denver Nuggets. In his career Foye has averaged 11.5 points and three assists per game.

Corey Brewer was selected seventh overall in 2007 after winning back to back national championships at Florida. He is currently in his third stint with Minnesota and he has also played with the Mavericks and Nuggets. Brewer has averaged 9.8 points per game throughout his career.

Corey Brewer

Corey Brewer

In 2008 UCLA freshman star Kevin Love was drafted fifth overall and was traded on draft day to Minnesota where he is currently one of the best in the game. He has averaged 18.6 points and 12.3 rebounds per game in his career.

In 2009 the Timberwolves selected fifth and sixth overall. The fifth pick was traded to them from Washington while the sixth pick was their own. Ricky Rubio went fifth while Jonny Flynn went sixth. Rubio was still on contract with an international team and couldn’t start playing in Minnesota until 2011. He has averaged 10 points and 7.9 assists per game in his career.

In 2010 Minnesota took Wesley Johnson from Syracuse fourth overall. It didn’t work out too well. He played for Minnesota until 2012 when he was traded to the Suns. He currently plays for the Lakers and he has averaged eight points and three rebounds in his career.

Derrick Williams was the second overall draft choice in the 2011 NBA Draft. He played for Minnesota until this season when he was traded to the Kings. He’s averaged 10.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in his career.

In 2012, the Timberwolves owned the tenth overall pick, but it was traded to the New Orleans Hornets.

It was sort of the same story in 2013. The Timberwolves owned the ninth overall pick, but they traded it to the Jazz for the 14th and 21st overall picks.

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