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Free Agent Shooting Guards - Shannon Brown?


Looking at this season, I think that most fans can agree that in an ideal world, David Kahn would make a great trade so that the Wolves would balance out their roster. In that perfect world he would trade a combination of Webster, Darko and Jonny Flynn's ghost for a young shooting guard and center who would become all stars. Sadly, we don't live in NBA 2K11.

In the real world, I just don't see any of the top centers(Gasol, Nene, Jordan) even giving the Wolves a passing glance in free agency, and I would be really surprised if Kahn can pull off a trade that will really balance out the roster. Honestly, I am excited to see what Adelman can do. I wonder how much he will really play Randolph and Love at the 5.

I think it is much more realistic that the Wolves will try to use their limited cap space on a shooting guard. Here are my top picks. Let me know what you think in the comments.

1. Arron Afflalo - My #1 choice for many reasons. He's a young two-way player who can shoot the 3, and also be counted on to guard the other teams best wing. From what I've seen and read, he looks like a team player who could potentially develop into a team leader. The fact that he is a restricted free agent throws a big wrench in things, but I'd love to see him in a Wolves jersey.

2. Shannon Brown - My #2 choice, and a name that I haven't heard mentioned for the Wolves. He's entering his prime, is athletic as hell, and has improved his game quite a bit over the past years. He has the ability to space the floor by hitting 3's, can take it to the rim, and I'd love to see a couple seasons worth of alley-oops from Rubio to him. To me, he's the kind of guy the Wolves should target. Does anyone have any ideas which teams he has been linked to?

3. Brandon Roy - If Portland decides to use their amnesty option on him, I wouldn't mind seeing the Wolves try to pick him up for 20 - 25 minutes a game.

4. Marcus Thorton - Young, athletic, and can fill it up. Questionable defense, but has a ton of upside.

Any other ideas?

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