Hold or deal? T-wolves mulling options entering draft

ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 21, 2018 07:20 AM
Hold or deal? T-wolves mulling options entering draft
FILE - SHANGHAI, CHINA - OCTOBER 07: Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors shakes hands with Tom Thibodeau of the Minnesota Timberwolves during fan day as part of 2017 NBA Global Games China on October 7, 2017 at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are taking a pair of picks and a flexible approach into the NBA draft.

The Wolves own the 20th overall selection in the first round as well as the 48th overall choice in the second round on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time).

In a draft that’s considered deep in wing players, the Wolves could stay put and use one or both of those picks at a position where defense and three-point shooting are critical and depth is needed behind Jimmy Butler and Andrew Wiggins. Cap space would help, too, so trading out of their spot to seek salary relief would not be a surprise, either.

President and coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) that “all options are open right now.”

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