NYG wrote:Texas Chuck wrote:babyjax13 wrote:It seems that NBA execs are narrowing in on Wiseman as the top prospect in this draft. I think this might increase the value of the first pick.
Clarity of any kind should always help the #1 overall pick I agree. I think it would help more if it were a perimeter player rising to the top. You can only play one center at a time whereas any other spot you can stack talent.
And the fact that the Wolves hold it hurts because they can't play Wiseman/Towns together long-term. Mind you if he's the best prospect in their opinion and no team wants to give enough value to come up then you draft him and figure it out down the road, but they'd really have to like one of the wings to move to the top.
If he’s clearly #1, don’t you take him and admit this Western Conference doesn’t have any avenue to compete for Minnesota and trade Towns as the prime asset on the trade and free agency market?
I'm open to trading Towns regardless if the deal is right, but I wouldn't feel any urgency to deal him just by drafting Wiseman who could bust. I just remember that Towns and Butler and very little else was a playoff team in the West just 2 years ago. I'm not sold 100% on Towns as a franchise player, but he's so talented offensively that the if the Wolves put some smarter pieces around him that they could still win with him,