Wolves News 6.14.10


Happy Flag Day, everyone!

Wolves hosted seven players for workouts yesterday
USAToday.com

The Minnesota Timberwolves are hosting several draft prospects in a workout at Target Center on Sunday.

Cal forward Jamal Boykin, UConn forward Gavin Edwards, Texas center Dexter Pittman, Ekpe Udoh (ek-PAY yoo-DOH) and Marshall center Hassan Whiteside are scheduled to attend.

Word on the street is that Ndudi Ebi has kidnapped Ekpe Udoh, and is showing up at workouts posing as the Baylor forward, hoping to get re-drafted into the NBA.

 

Dexter Pittman threatens to take away Al Jefferson’s Subway endorsement deal
from Phil Miller at the Strib

His transformation from a 400-pound high schooler to a 320-pound collegian to a 290-pound-and-counting NBA prospect has caught the attention of pro scouts, and on Sunday, impressed the Timberwolves during their first private-workout session for next week’s draft.

“He’s lost a dramatic amount of weight, and it appears he’s still losing it, because every time I see him, he looks a little better,” said Wolves President David Kahn, who owns five picks, three of them first-rounders, in the June 24 draft. “That’s a positive sign that he really wants to be in this league and is willing to make the changes necessary to make that happen.”

Yet another ringing endorsement to pass on DeMarcus Cousins…

 

Flynn returning to the Carrier Dome
from the Watertown Daily Times

Former Syracuse University men’s basketball standout Johnny Flynn will play in an NBA preseason game at the Carrier Dome this fall, SU has announced.

Flynn and his Minnesota Timberwolves teammates will face the Detroit Pistons at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15. It will be the first NBA game hosted at the Dome since 2008.

What can I say?: It’s been a slow news day.  Of course there was this little tidbit…

 

DMC will not work out with the Wolves
from Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports

John Grieg, the agent for Cousins, won’t send his client to workout for the Minnesota Timberwolves, sources say, because he believes the Wolves have decided to draft Syracuse small forward Wesley Johnson.

I can’t say that I’m sad about this, but it is kind of puzzling that the Wolves wouldn’t at least feign interest in in Cousins for negotiation purposes with other teams.  Strange…

 

And now for our daily TWB Reader Mock Draft Poll…

 

With the 16th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves select…

Hassan Whiteside, Center from the Marshall University

With the 17th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls select…

Gordon Hayward, Small Forward from Butler University

With the 18th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, the Miami Heat select…

With the 19th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics select…

TWB Reader Draft Board

Pick Team Player Position School
1 Wizards John Wall PG Kentucky
2 76ers Evan Turner SG Ohio State
3 Nets Derrick Favors PF Georgia Tech
4 T-Wolves DeMarcus Cousins C Kentucky
5 Kings Wesley Johnson SF Syracuse
6 Warriors Al-Farouq Aminu SF Wake Forest
7 Pistons Greg Monroe PF Georgetown
8 Clippers Cole Aldrich C Kansas
9 Jazz Xavier Henry SG Kansas
10 Pacers Paul George SF Fresno St.
11 Hornets Ed Davis PF North Carolina
12 Grizzlies Luke Babbit SF/PF Nevada
13 Raptors Epke Udoh PF Baylor
14 Rockets Patrick Patterson PF Kentucky
15 Bucks James Anderson SG Oklahoma State
16 T-Wolves Hassan Whiteside C Marshall
17 Bulls Gordon Hayward SF Butler

Oh, and I forgot to mention…

KEVIN GARNETT IS ONE WIN AWAY FROM A SECOND NBA TITLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Derek Hanson

About Derek Hanson

Doctor by day, blogger by night, Derek Hanson founded the Bloguin Network and TWolves Blog. He is one of the original Timberwolves fans, hailing back to 1989.

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