Mar 22, 2013; Dayton, OH, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack guard Lorenzo Brown (2) drives to the basket against the Temple Owls during the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at University of Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NBA Draft Results: Minnesota Timberwolves Live Draft Grade


Draft Grade: B-

With the #52 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, the Wolves selected Lorenzo Brown, point guard from North Carolina State. Brown is a big guard at 6′ 5″, and is an impressive player as far as creating and initiating the offense, averaging 7.2 assists per game with North Carolina State in 2012-13.

Brown isn’t a great shooter, and it’s an interesting pick for the Wolves, as J.J. Barea or Luke Ridnour (one will be traded) will be the back-up point guard for the Wolves in 2013-14, and Brown will likely end up as the third-string point guard, if he even makes the team. It’s difficult to see why Minnesota traded Malcolm Lee away to Golden State for hardly anything at all and took on another point guard, rather than keeping a big, defensive two-guard in Lee.

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