First off Corey Brewer has 2 NCAA titles and 1 NBA Championship to his credentials, now that I have your attention I would like to share my opinion on the Wolves and their upcoming 2nd pick of this year's draft. keep in mind this is only one man's opinion, and I am just trying to more or less see what other Wolf fan's opinions are slash try to change the some minds.
Why are we so ready to give up the 2nd pick in a two player draft? I'm really confused by this! To say that we need to draft according to needs just about boggles my mind. We were 17-65 last year with in my opinion pretty good talent, something didn't mesh. I am big on the whole Rambis is a terrible coach thing as well, and do not think they should have been running a triangle offense, but you cannot teach defense and the Wolves had zero D. In my opinion every spot on the floor is up for grabs except for PG because of Rubio. I am not saying that Rubio is going to come in and instantly change things, but you know he is going to get a ton of exceptions because he is part of Kahn's master plan. I think that if Kahn ended his career today (a boy can dream) his legacy would consist of many mistakes and then stealing Beasley for a second round pick. From watching last years season there is no doubt that this boy can play and he is really fun to watch. I would never want to give up on him because there were flashes of pure dominance in his game and he is still really young. I also saw some brilliance from Anthony Randolph last year, which would be another Kahn move that I actually didn't SMH to mainly because I have been a huge Corey Brewer hater since about 2009. So obviously we have some talent in the area of the 3 and 4 position, and the potential is to the extreme, but are these the players that are gonna turn around the franchise? from the looks of last year, no!
Maybe the final straw for me was the Sport Science episode recently played with Derrick Williams on, in which they compared his jump shot to Kevin Durant. Or maybe I am just a firm believer that every team should draft the BPA in any sport, does not matter what the situation is. But I think passing up on D-Will will be a huge mistake for this franchise. I get that trading the pick for a "franchise player" would be more than ideal, but who is out there? Iggy? Granger? These are good basketball players, do not get me wrong, but what have they done so far for their organizations, a couple playoff appearances here and there? They are basketball players, sure, but they are not winners. And who is to say that any of these players would ever come play for (according to ESPN the Magazine) the 5th worst franchise in all of the 4 major sports organizations. I hate when people say that Derrick Williams is a PF because he is 6'9", I also hate when people call Beasley a PF they are both way to athletic for that position. They are both above average ball handlers and are both great at slashing to the basket. Anthony Randolph is PF, Kevin Love is PF but that's only because he is tiny and has zero leaping ability and would get dominated by every decent center in the league. One thing that I cannot stand about Beasley is the game has to move around him, he is nothing without the basketball. If you have ever seen Kevin Durant (6'11" SF) play basketball, he is constantly moving without the basketball. I think that Williams can be this type of player, super fast for his size, crazy leaping ability, and a very quick and accurate jump shot, not to mention his range. I also think that Beasley and Williams can play together especially with Rubio. Rubio is going to be a player that slashes to the basket and then dishes the ball to either a perimeter shooter or a big guy underneath the basket. All I know is that having 2 big targets that can play both on the perimeter and underneath the basket seem pretty intriguing to me.
All I am saying is that it is extremely worth seeing what kind of player D-Will can be, and if he can live up to his potential. So please David, draft this kid! I had to cut this short because I am in a hurry. What are your opinions on this?