2013 NBA Draft Rumors: Victor Oladipo a Target For Minnesota Timberwolves; Could They Move Up?

By Paul Seaver
Brian Spurlock-USA Today Sports

The Minnesota Timberwolves are going to certainly be amongst the team’s to watch on draft night.

The organization owns two first round selections, including the No. 9 overall pick on that final Thursday in June. Now there are a number of targets for Minnesota given their positioning, and they can certainly opt to add some help within their front court or bolster their perimeter with that selection.

If Minnesota opts for the perimeter angle of things, they could target prospects like C.J. McCollum, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Michael Carter-Williams or Shabazz Muhammad, just to name a few.

However, what if they opt to move up in this year’s draft?

You have targets such as Ben McLemore or Victor Oladipo that would now be on the table. That second name however, could be the team’s biggest target in this year’s draft. According to a report from 1500 ESPN, the Timberwolves want to work out Oladipo, but the sides can’t agree without a little more leverage from the organization. That means unless Minnesota can provide enough evidence in which they can bump themselves up to either the second, third or fourth selection, Oladipo and his agent aren’t all that interested. And for good reason, Oladipo isn’t slipping outside of the top five.

This year’s draft could certainly feature a number of trades, especially near the top. Add the Minnesota Timberwolves to the list of team’s that could potentially be looking to do so, if you haven’t already.


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