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NBA Draft 2013: Minnesota Timberwolves Looking For Shooting Guards

Jan 16, 2012; Washington , DC, USA; Washington Wizards head coach Flip Saunders reacts during the first half against the Houston Rockets at the Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Timberwolves own four picks in the 2013 NBA draft, and general manager Flip Saunders will look to plug the most glaring hole of the roster – a shooting guard that has perimeter range. According to Star Tribune, the Timberwolves will be looking to add some shooting guards to the roster:

 Saunders says he will look to fill both needs through every avenue, namely Thursday’s draft, trades or July free agency, provided the team has any money left under the NBA’s punitive luxury tax after signing unrestricted free agent Budinger and matching any big-money offer restricted free agent Pekovic gets.

He will start by trying to upgrade at shooting guard, a position where Ridnour for most of the past two seasons has been asked to defend players six inches taller and 50 pounds heavier than he is.

The Wolves hoped that Brandon Roy would be the answer to the team’s problems at the two-guard spot, but that project failed miserably, as Roy only played in five games last season after his knees gave up on him once again.

 

Topics: 2013 NBA Draft, Flip Saunders, Minnesota TImberwolves

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