This is a weekly piece where I pick one prospect from this year’s upcoming NBA draft that the Timberwolves have a legitimate shot at to draft. They will also need to fit the style of the team as well as addressing a current need of the roster.
Week 1: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Week 2: Anfernee Simons
This weeks selection: Troy Brown
As a freshman from the University of Oregon, Troy Brown has solidified his status as a first round pick in this years draft. At 6’7″ with a wingspan of 6’10”, he checks the physical prototype that you would like to see for either a secondary ball hander or an off ball wing. He’s a guy who will need to work on his outside shot to translate well to the NBA. But, there are plenty of reasons why he will have success at the next level as well as on our Timberwolves roster.
Lets run down some of his strengths and weakness.
- Has shown nice passing skills and the ability to be a playmaker.
- A good team defender.
- High basketball IQ on offense and defense.
- A crafty finisher at the rim that can finish with contact.
- Outside shooting.
- Average athlete.
- Needs to improve as a ball handler to play the 1.
- Not the highest ceiling.
Troy Brown can offer the Timberwolves a versatile guard/wing with his current skill set. If he improves his 3 point shooting, he can turn into a starter level type of player. He has the physical tool set to make things happen on the court which makes him a sure fire first rounder with the rest of his abilities. He has a good chance of being on the board for the Timberwolves at 20 which is nice to see. He is going to have a lot of value at the NBA level if his game continues to improve overall and I would love to see him be drafted by the Timberwolves with our first round pick.
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