I think this is the best option for the wolves and the safest option. As we saw the Wolves take OJ Mayo and later get Kevin Love, Mike Miller, and get rid of long term contracts. Draft Williams, then whoever the Wolves are targeting later Burks, Kanter, Biyombo, etc. then trade once the picks are made.
The draft is always unpredictable teams will reach for who they really want and each team grades each player differently. For example the Thunder taking Westbrook and Harden higher than others thought, while the Wolves taking Flynn higher then most would have. Its a guessing game to know what each team is thinking.
Thats why we take Williams then see how the top 15 picks pan out. Say the Wolves take Williams at 2 and they want Biyombo he falls to pick 13 for the Suns, could we entice the Suns to trade us Nash and Biyombo for D-Will??
Thats just one scenario we can all sit here and give out our mock drafts and then draft night someone goes really high nobody expected and somebody drops out of the top ten that was supposedly a lock.
Draft D-Will at 2 then see how the draft pans out, im not going to credit Mchale because I dont know if this was his thinking but he made a nice deal getting Kevin Love and I think we could all agree, and agree that we wouldve been irate if we took Love over Mayo at pick 2.
Vote on the poll and let me know if you remember other times teams have drafted high then traded to get the guy they covet and other assets.
What should the Wolves do for the player they covet?
Reach at #2 (12 votes)
Trade down pre draft (13 votes)
Draft D-Will or trade #2 for vet and assets (55 votes)
Draft D-Will then make trade after the player they want has been selected (74 votes)
154 total votes