NBA Draft 2016: 5 players Minnesota Timberwolves need to target

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These five players should be targets for the Minnesota Timberwolves with the No. 5 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft

When you talk about bright futures in the NBA, there’s no team that’s more defined by that characteristic more than the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Wolves have the top pick from the past two NBA Drafts in Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns, a potential mid-first round steal in Zach LaVine, and then other assets such as Ricky Rubio, Gorgui Dieng, and so on.

The general consensus around the league is that the Timberwolves aren’t far off from being a playoff-relevant team in the NBA. Give them a year or two more of experience working together in addition to some smart moves by the front office and they could be sitting pretty. One such smart move that they have to make is in the 2016 NBA Draft.

Minnesota occupies a bit of an odd space in the 2016 NBA Draft considering that they have the No. 5 overall pick and have options there, but don’t have any other selections. In a draft where teams are either not picking or feel like they are going to be making a selection with every other pick, the Timberwolves have just the one.

What’s good for the Wolves, though, is that they have a variety of options with the No. 5 pick in regards to players that could indubitably help them in their plight of building a contender through the draft.

Having that in mind, these are the five players that the Timberwolves should be targeting with the No. 5 pick in Thursday’s draft.

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