“And with the #1 Pick in the NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves select…”
Those are words that have never been said. Officially. I’ve said them outloud. I said them 57 times yesterday. I’m saying them right now while throwing confetti and giggling to myself as I type this. Saying the Timberwolves have the #1 pick was about as much of a reality as pancakes being president.
Long live President Pancakes, because the MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES HAVE THE #1 PICK IN THE NBA DRAFT!
Who do we pick? Do we take Jahlil Okafor? Do we trade down and get D’Angelo Russell and another player? What about that weird Eastern European guy whose name sounds like Portishead? ARE YOU NUTS?! We take Karl-Anthony Towns ten times out of ten. If Karl-Anthony Towns loses a leg, decides that Royce White is his spiritual advisor and insists on dressing like George Washington we STILL TAKE KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS! Why? I’m not Zach Lowe, but it’s pretty simple. There are two potential franchise big men in the draft. One is good at defense (Towns) and one guards the rim about as well as a Pomeranian guards a skyscraper (Okafor). We are bad at defense. Boom. Towns!
Also, there’s this:
You had me at quotation marks. Us Minnesotans are used to being shit on and snickered at. This dude, whether he means it or not, just said all the right things. He’s already fitting right in with Minnesotans. Be super polite at first, push your pain and hatred deep down and then explode in uncontrollable rage seven years down the line. THAT’S how we do it in Bunyon Town.
Now Flip just needs to draft the right player. Minnesota has never drafted the wrong player before, right? Who’s Steph Curry? Never heard of him.
See you all on June 25th for the draft!