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How many minutes a game could Cousins contribute rookie year?


I like the idea of drafting Cousins.  I honestly think high upside bigs are key to any playoff success.  I don't think the Wolves will be in the playoffs next year, but they will be well before Cousins would peak.  In 4-5 years I could see Cousins as one of the most dominating bigs in the NBA.  I'm confident he's more NBA ready than Favors.  That said I have a hard time stomaching some of the "he'll be a 20/10 guy from the get go" nonsense I see on blogs all over the net.  Immaturity aside I can't imagine Cousins wouldn't be largely limited by foul trouble, conditioning and adjusting to a 82 game season his first couple years.  So I pose the question; how may minutes do you think Cousins could honestly field per game his rookie year?  I don't mean this as an argument against drafting Cousins for long term planning, but as a chance to temper short term expectations if we do end up with either Cousins.

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