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    could anyone post some stuff like espn mock drafts because they are all "insiders" or just say who you think the timberwolves will draft with their 6th pick in the draft this yeaR? thanks... or just any general discussion on the wolves would be cool.

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    1. Raptors LaMarcus Aldridge C/PF Texas
    No one is quite sure what Toronto will do with this pick. Some are saying the Raps have locked in on Italy's Andrea Bargnani, the latest "next Dirk Nowitzki" on the European scene. Others say the team likes everyone from Adam Morrison to Brandon Roy to Marcus Williams. And several rumors have the Raptors trading down in a number of scenarios. Meanwhile, Chris Bosh — unquestionably the franchise player in the T-Dot — has been working out with Aldridge in their hometown of Dallas, and the two have become even closer friends than they were in high school. Bosh has gone on record vouching for LaMarcus and saying the Raptors need a big man. Even if Aldridge doesn't kill in his workout for Toronto this week, Bosh's vote will hold significant weight, especially if brand-new president/GM Bryan Colangelo doesn't want to risk immediate beef with his star player. And besides the political stuff, the Raptors simply need a center. After trading lottery bust Rafael Araujo to Utah last week, Toronto's center situation consists of Loren Woods and … well, no one else.

    2. Bulls (from Knicks) Tyrus Thomas PF LSU
    We've read reports that Tyrus himself is saying the Bulls made him a promise they would take him at the second spot. While Thomas' offensive game doesn't go far beyond tip-ins and alley oops, between him and Tyson Chandler, plenty of opponents' layups will be sent packing in Chi-town.

    3. Bobcats Rudy Gay SF UConn
    The 'Cats need scoring and athleticism. With Morrison, Roy and Gay likely available at this spot, we hear the 'Cats are leaning toward Gay, the super-athletic and multi-talented three. While Rudy has to answer questions about his passion for the game, Roy hurt his chances when he pulled out of a workout in Charlotte against Gay because he was suffering from jet lag.

    4. Trail Blazers Adam Morrison SF Gonzaga
    Had the Blazers landed the No. 1 pick, Morrison would have been their guy. So if Morrison falls to No. 4 (assuming Portland doesn't trade up), they would feel like they had hit the lotto. In addition to the 15-18 points a night Morrison could realistically put up as a rookie, he already has a local fan following and would automatically become Portland's most marketable player.

    5. Hawks Shelden Williams C/PF Duke
    The Hawks still need a point guard (we all remember the Chris Paul mistake), but the front office is reportedly looking toward the frontcourt. We've been hearing for weeks that Atlanta loves Williams, one of the best defenders in the college game, and now it's being reported that Shelden has canceled his scheduled workouts for teams picking after No. 5, including the Timberwolves, who pick sixth. Sounds like someone has been made a promise.

    6. Timberwolves Brandon Roy SG Washington
    The Wolves have many needs, and in such cases it's never a bad idea to just take the best player available. Roy is a smooth, polished athlete who can play the two or the three and contribute right away. He has Rookie of the Year potential.

    7. Celtics Andrea Bargnani SF/PF Italy
    Boston would probably be better served grabbing a point guard or a center here, but we just don't see Danny Ainge being able to pass up on Bargnani's potential to be a Dirk Nowitzki-type talent. At 6-foot-11 with a solid outside stroke and one-on-one skills (we hear), Bargnani is a 20-year-old phenom/project worth gambling on for some teams. With a nearly playoff-caliber roster, Boston is one such team.

    8. Rockets Marcus Williams PG UConn
    With the injuries and retirements they've endured in recent years, the Rockets could use some backcourt help. Williams is the best PG in the college game, and he has the vision, passing and crunch-time ability to be a star.

    9. Warriors Rodney Carney SF Memphis
    The Warriors have two need areas: center and small forward. The best center available at this spot is Bradley sophomore Patrick O'Bryant, but this team (and their suffering fans) don't need another project, which even O'Bryant calls himself. Carney is the best athlete in the draft and ready to play now. If everyone (read: Baron Davis) stays healthy, the Warriors could have a Kidd/Vince/Jefferson-esque trio on their hands with Davis/J-Rich/Carney.

    10. Supersonics Cedric Simmons PF N.C. State
    Word out of Seattle is the Sonics are really trying to trade this pick, as the team is satisfied with its two-deep rotation. But if they can't swing a trade, the Sonics still need defense and rebounding; on numerous occasions we saw them get destroyed on the glass last season. And just in case Chris Wilcox doesn't re-sign, Simmons would be a good insurance pick.

    11. Magic J.J. Redick SG Duke
    You want to increase Dwight Howard's point production? Put one of the five best shooters in the world on the perimeter and watch things open up for Dwight inside.

    12. Hornets Patrick O'Bryant C Bradley
    The Hornets need to get big. O'Bryant is 7-2 and has skills. He's raw offensively, but that's nothing Chris Paul can't help.

    13. 76ers Ronnie Brewer SG/PG Arkansas
    Philly could use a point guard, defense and rebounding. We also read an article recently where GM Billy King said he's been watching the playoff showings of Dwyane Wade and LeBron and thinks his team needs more "6-6 to 6-8 athletes." Brewer is 6-7 and athletic, with potential to play both backcourt positions, and he can play D on top of that. Pretty much everything Philly is looking for other than a rebounder.

    14. Jazz Saer Sene C Senegal
    When Sene worked out for the Jazz, none other than invited guest Karl Malone gave the kid his stamp of approval. Sene is raw — he literally didn't start playing until a couple of years ago — but he's shooting up the draft board with his speed, length, athleticism and potential.

    15. Hornets Randy Foye SG/PG Villanova
    Every year someone drops farther than they should, and Foye could very well be that guy. While he has Top-10 talent and Top-3 heart, Foye's size and questions about whether he can play point guard could cause him to fall. The Hornets, meanwhile, need to address their backcourt situation. Speedy Claxton is going to be a free agent, J.R. Smith isn't getting along with Byron Scott, and Arvydas Macijauskas actually said "mountains of gold" couldn't bring him back to the Hornets.

    16. Bulls Mardy Collins PG/SG Temple
    The Bulls need size in their backcourt, and Collins is a 6-6 combo guard with scoring ability.

    17. Pacers Jordan Farmar PG UCLA
    Grabbing a point guard would benefit the Pacers for two reasons: First, we don't know if Anthony Johnson's breakout showing in the playoffs will hold up for 82 games. Second, Jamaal Tinsley can't stay healthy for more than a week.

    18. Wizards Shawne Williams SF Memphis
    With Jared Jeffries planning to test the free-agent market, Williams is a 6-9 shooter who could step in and fill Jeffries' spot as a big two-guard. Williams has a game similar to Antoine Walker's and is young enough for coaches to nip some of those 'Toine-like bad habits in the bud.

    19. Kings Hilton Armstrong C Connecticut
    Brad Miller was almost invisible in Sacramento's first-round loss to San Antonio. We've read reports saying he could be traded, but even if that doesn't happen, Miller at least needs a decent backup. Armstrong really came on during the NCAA tournament, showing his entire repertoire of shot-blocking and rebounding skills, as well as a little offensive game.

    20. Knicks Quincy Douby SG/PG Rutgers
    Nothing wrong with taking the (kinda) local guy to get the crowd on your side. Especially if that local guy can shoot with anyone in the country.

    21. Suns Rajon Rando PG Kentucky
    The run-and-gun style is wearing down on the Suns, in particular on Steve Nash and Shawn Marion. Add Nash's congenital back condition to the equation, and it makes sense to acquire a young point guard who can give Nash more time to rest. Rondo has the speed, handles and passing ability to play in Mike D'Antoni's system. If he could shoot, he would be a lottery pick.

    22. Nets Paul Davis PF/C Michigan State
    Just like the Hornets, the Nets need to get big. Davis isn't as huge as Pitt's Aaron Gray, but he is faster and quicker and would be a better fit in New Jersey's system. Plus, he can play the four while Nenad Krstic plays the five.

    23. Nets Kyle Lowry PG Villanova
    With Jeff McInnis voted off the island and Jacque Vaughn not getting any younger, it's time to start looking for Jason Kidd's eventual successor. Lowry's shot is suspect (just like Kidd), but he is staking his claim on his ability to penetrate and his toughness.

    24. Grizzles Shannon Brown SG/PG Michigan State
    Bobby Jackson recently told a Sacramento radio station that he's definitely bouncing in free agency. That leaves a hole in the backcourt, and Brown has impressed teams in his workouts.

    25. Cavaliers Sergio Rodriguez PG Spain
    Some scouts are saying Rodriguez has lottery-level talent as a passer and ball handler, but his defense is lacking. Rodriguez's game has been compared to Jason Williams, and in fact they call him "Spanish Chocolate" back home. With Eric Snow getting older and no real backup, Cleveland has a need here.

    26. Lakers Richard Roby SG Colorado
    Behind Redick, Roby was arguably the best shooter in college basketball last year, and the Lakers could definitely use someone who can knock down shots. Plus, at 6-6, Roby handles the ball and passes well enough to maybe even play the point in the triangle.

    27. Suns Steve Novak PF Marquette
    Even with Amare Stoudemire coming back, the Suns need size; as good as Boris Diaw has been, he should not be playing center unless absolutely necessary. Novak is 6-10 and can conceivably play the four, but after a while it'll become clear that he's going to spend most of his career out by the three-point line.

    28. Mavericks Leon Powe PF Cal
    The Mavs are kind of thin in the frontcourt; Dirk's backups at the four are Keith Van Horn and Josh Powell. Powe would be a higher pick if not for a history of knee injuries, but we can see him rounding into a late-model Antonio McDyess-type of player at the four.

    29. Knicks Josh Boone PF UConn
    We've heard that the top three guys the Knicks like are Boone, Mardy Collins and Shawne Williams. Of course, all three guys have reportedly looked shaky in workouts, but that's the Knicks for ya.

    30. Trail Blazers Aaron Gray C Pittsburgh
    Joel Pryzbilla is a free agent, and Theo Ratliff is getting up there in age. After that, Ha Seung-Jin is the Blazers' only center. Gray is a giant at 7-0, 270 pounds, and he won't command the ball to take touches away from Zach Randolph.


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    Wow.. I'd take Reddick! His shot is just sick



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    Hey, Wow I just thought about this.. Didn't we trade our first in the Jaric trade?



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    For once, I actually like their prediction of Roy. I saw him play a lot in college and he's definitely ready for the pro level. I'm still not convinced that they won't trade KG away in the offseason though. Time will tell, I guess.

    If he does return, it's almost a certainty that this will be his last season as a T-wolf. I'll be getting my dishnetwork season ticket and enjoying every minute of it.
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    "Vikez4Lyfe" wrote:
    Hey, Wow I just thought about this.. Didn't we trade our first in the Jaric trade?



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    There was a clause in that trade which said if we sucked so bad that we received a lottery pick, we wouldn't lose it. Guess what...we sucked really bad.
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    "boognish" wrote:
    "Vikez4Lyfe" wrote:
    Hey, Wow I just thought about this.. Didn't we trade our first in the Jaric trade?



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    There was a clause in that trade which said if we sucked so bad that we received a lottery pick, we wouldn't lose it. Guess what...we sucked really bad.

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