NBA Draft 2013: Minnesota Timberwolves Select Andre Roberson

Mar 22, 2013; Austin, TX, USA; Colorado Buffaloes forward Andre Roberson (21) drives up court against Illinois Fighting Illini forward/center Nnanna Egwu (32) and guard D.J. Richardson (1) during the second half of the second round in the 2013 NCAA tournament at the Frank Erwin Center. Illinois won 57-49. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

 

The Minnesota Timberwolves had quite the eventful draft leading up to the No. 26 overall selection in the 2013 NBA draft, but elected to trade the pick to the Golden State Warriors, which ended up being Andre Roberson of Colorado.

The trade should not come as a surprise considering the Timberwolves had already made a few other selections. Chad Ford had news of the trade first:

 

 

Here’s NBA.com’s take on Roberson:

Roberson has been projected as a second-round draft pick. It would be easy to focus on what Roberson isn’t, but better to point out that he’s got skills NBA teams can use. He’s a big-time rebounder because he’s got next-level athleticism and also length to go with a will to track down loose balls. He’s also an aggressive defender and plays hard all the time.

 

Remember, Roberson is headed to Golden State if everything works out—which it should. The Warriors didn’t have a pick in the draft before the trade, so it’s clear the team had a big need for Roberson.

 

Update

Or not. Roberson is actually headed to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

 

 

So there’s that.

 

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Topics: 2013 NBA Draft, Andre Roberson, Minnesota TImberwolves

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  • Cyril

    So who does MN get ?

    • paul Paulson

      I am wondering too. Is it just an undisclosed amount of cash?

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