Rather than one player, the Timberwolves, who have the No. 3 pick in the June 26 NBA draft, are focusing on a handful of players and plan to take the best overall rather than choose for position. The Wolves also are considering trading down several spots in the draft if they can acquire a veteran player as well as a first-round pick.
Most likely, however, the Wolves will keep their No.
3 pick. It’s likely they will choose a young European with one of their
second-round picks and have him develop overseas for at least a year.
Former Gopher Mychal Thompson, now an analyst
for the Los Angeles Lakers, said the Minnesota Timberwolves should take
UCLA’s Kevin Love with the third pick.
Fred Hoiberg hasn’t talked to Sam Maresh yet. But he hopes to. And if he does, his message will be simple:
"Think of yourself as lucky. You’re going to get through this. You’ll be OK."
Maresh, the prized Gophers football recruit from Champlin Park High
School, needs surgery to replace or repair his aortic valve. It will
not be an easy next few months for the young man. Hoiberg knows,
because he’s been through it.
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team and
GlobalWide Merchandising & Marketing (GMM) have reached a multi-year
partnership for GMM to become the Wolves’ preferred vendor for all premium and
promotional products. GlobalWide, an official NBA licensee, has been a leader
in the promotional and merchandise marketing business for more than 20 years.