Apr 7, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard/forward James Young (1) drives the baseline defended by Connecticut Huskies guard/forward Niels Giffey (5) in the first half during the championship game of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Mens Division I Championship tournament at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft Combine 2014: Timberwolves to meet with James Young, Aaron Gordon


The Minnesota Timberwolves will likely end up with the No. 13 overall pick in the NBA Draft this year, unless somehow the Phoenix Suns win the lottery and land in the top 3 picks. In that scenario, the Wolves would move bcd to No. 14 overall and lose their pick which is only top-13 protected.

But as depressing a place the basketball boneyard known as Minnesota is, there is hope that the first-rounder this year will be retained or possibly even result in a higher pick. No matter where they’re picking, the Wolves are doing their homework on prospects they covet and have already lined up Draft Combine interviews with Kentucky’s James Young, Arizona’s Aaron Gordon and Michigan State’s Gary Harris Jr.

It’s unlikely that Harris slips out of the top-11 picks but both James Young and Aaron Gordon could be in play at No. 13 overall. Gordon is fluctuating on draft boards as he changes from a mid-lottery pick to a late lottery pick from week to week. Young will almost certainly be there for the Wolves to take him but there’s no guarantee that the team won’t find someone else they covet in the draft.

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