Minnesota Timberwolves: NBA Draft
An hour and a half into the 2008 NBA Draft, and ten guys have been picked. Nothing too extraordinary so far, though Charlotte's selection of DJ Augustin is a head-scrather.. replacing Ray Felton with another smallish point guard makes little sense. The Sonics/Clippers trade fell apart, and the Sonics took Russell Westbrook with the fourth pick. I've been down on him for weeks, a product of a good NCAA Tournament run in my opinion..
Team by team 2008 Draft links and rumors:
2007-08 Record: 22-60; 4th Northwest
Draft Picks: 3, 31, 34
Key Free Agents
F Ryan Gomes (restricted)
G Sebastian Telfair (restricted)
F Chris Richard (restricted)
F/C Craig Smith (restricted)
G/F Kirk Snyder (restricted)
How they got here and what they need
Every season, I project the future statistics of top NBA prospects. Before I get to this season's first projections for the 2007 prospects, I wanted to take a look back at 2006. Overall, I projected very meek stats for last year's class, and my lack of confidence turned out to be right. There just wasn't too much excitement. Luckily on the most part, my projections were pretty solid.
Last year's stats.
PLAYER - PPG - RPG - APG - vs - Actual Stats
LaMarcus Aldridge - 11,5,2 vs 9,5,0
Maurice Ager - 4,2,1 vs 2,1,0