The Minnesota Timberwolves have not been able to draft well for some time. The David Kahn era in the franchise’s history is not a bright one and his mistakes are still being danced around to this day. But the Wolves fired him and brought in former head coach Flip Saunders to try and right the ship and boy did he put in work during pre-draft workouts to try and find the guy he thinks can take Minnesota to the next level.
So with the ninth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Trey Burke from Michigan.
It was a topsy turvy draft to start with as there was much uncertainty over what the Cleveland Cavaliers would do and how that would effect the rest of the order. But things went pretty much as the Wolves has planned it and they seem to have gotten their man at ninth overall.
With Kevin Love staying with the team despite all the animosity he feels towards management, Minnesota is hoping that bringing in Saunders and keeping head coach Rick Adelman as well as adding viable pieces for the future that makes Minnesota a contender, can keep Love happy enough that he gives it his all, stops talking so much about his contract and starts helping the Wolves win.
Ricky Rubio is the true star of the team though it seems and regardless of how important one player is or another, the Wolves needed help at guard and needed another scoring option to throw on the court with Love and Rubio. Burke appears to be that guy and already the Wolves look to have drafted better than they have in years and it appears as though this season could be the season they put it all together.