In drafting Shabazz Muhammad out of UCLA, the Wolves get an immediate scorer who can attack the basket and also will catch some alley-oops from point guard Ricky Rubio. With their second pick in the first round, the Wolves took Gorgui Dieng out of Louisville, a solid defensive big man who could come in right away and contribute solid minutes.
In the second round, the Wolves took Lorenzo Brown out of N.C. State — a versatile guard that can score and knows how to get teammates involved.
While it’s unclear what Brown’s status will be with the team, the Wolves are definitely addressing needs. In their last move of the night, Minnesota drafted Bojan Dubljevic out of Montenegro. Dubljevic most recently played for Valencia in the ACB league.
In his most recent season, Dubljevic put up 12 points per game on 53 percent shooting. Although he doesn’t shoot a lot, he could be a potential scorer for Minnesota if he pans out.
This could be a perfect example of a team using the ‘draft and stash.’ Dubljevic likely won’t make the roster this year and could use a little more time to develop his NBA game at only 21 years old. The Wolves could allow him time to do so and then look at bringing him to Minnesota once he looks comfortable enough to make the transition.