The NBA Draft is going crazy, and the event hasn’t even started yet. We’ve already had a few major trades, and per Adrian Wojnarowski, the Minnesota Timberwolves just made a big jump into the top 10.
Minnesota is coming off of a pretty disappointing year. The team is in big need of a point guard, and could address that need with the sixth pick.
The team has reportedly traded up with the Phoenix Suns, sending the No. 11 pick and forward Dario Saric in return.
With the trade, point guards Darius Garland and Coby White could be the targets for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Woj dropped his bomb on Twitter moments ago.
Minnesota president Gersson Rosas tried to get to No. 4, No. 5 and finally moved up to No. 6. https://t.co/92ro1J5uP3
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2019
Earlier, his former understudy Shams Charania reported that the top three picks are set in stone: Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, and R.J. Barrett.
Earlier this evening, the Atlanta Hawks jumped up to No. 4. It sounds like Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter is the favorite to be selected there, as the team invested in point guard Trae Young last season with a big first round trade.
The Cleveland Cavaliers sit at No. 5, and took Collin Sexton in the first round last season, so it is unlikely they go point guard. That means the Wolves could very well have their pick between the two prominent point guards not named Ja Morant. At worst, one of the two should be available.
Buckle up everyone, it is going to be a wild night in the Association.