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Report: Wolves looking at Dunn, then Hield at 5

The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Hield is the likely selection if the Wolves keep their pick.

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The Timberwolves' priority after Kris Dunn had not been clear through the days leading up to the draft, but more and more signs today have pointed to Tom Thibodeau and the new front office favoring Oklahoma's Buddy Hield with the fifth overall pick in tonight's draft, and Woj's report above is the clearest signal yet. The Wolves have been mentioned in trade discussions with several teams, so this is by no means set in stone, but if the pick is kept, the priority seems clear now, with Hield a higher priority than Jamal Murray and (possibly) Dragan Bender.

For more on the case for the Wolves to draft Hield, click here. It's good to have the clarity of Woj's report, but all of the rumblings around the league suggest nothing is going to be certain for quite a while yet tonight.