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:
Warriors have bought the 26th pick from Wolves
— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 28, 2013
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.
Or not. Roberson is actually headed to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Golden State is buying 26 from Minny and taking Andre Roberson and trading him to Oklahoma City for No. 29 and cash.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 28, 2013
So there’s that.
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