2010-11 NBA Season: Various Minnesota Timberwolves Photos Part 1 of 2
Two former Minnesota Timberwolves have finally attained the Championship Gold in the NBA. Brian Cardinal played for Minnesota in ‘08-‘09 & ‘09-‘10 and Corey Brewer who started his career in Minnesota and played for the Wolves earlier this season.
Brian Cardinal got his first ring after 11 years in the NBA-playing for: Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves and finally the Dallas Mavericks.
Corey Brewer was drafted in 2007 by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 7th overall pick. Through 4 years he’s got his first ring with the Champion Mavericks. He was traded in the Carmelo Anthony deal from Minnesota to New York. The Knicks later waived the great defender and the Mavericks later signed him to a 3-year deal.
Cardinal played in 8 of the Mavs’ postseason games, averaging 3.1mpg, 0.4rpg & 0.9ppg. Not an integral part of the Mavs’ postseason run. However, after Brendan Haywood went down with an injury, he saw his minutes increase in the Finals provide a lot of hustle, hard work and defense for Dallas.
Brewer saw even less time in the postseason. He played 6 games, averaging 3.8mpg, 0.7spg & 1.5ppg. However, unlike Cardinal, Brewer didn’t play at all in the Finals. In fact, the last game he played in the Finals was 5 minutes in the 1st game of the Playoffs Semi-Finals against the Thunder.
Even though, neither were big contributors for the Mavericks this season or postseason, but nonetheless they’ve both got their rings.
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May 17th, 2011: the NBA Draft Lottery.
Today the Minnesota Timberwolves found out their fate in the 2011 NBA Draft. The TWolves grabbed the number two pick in the Lottery, the highest the franchise has ever had a pick. The Cleveland Cavaliers got the top pick, from the draft pick they acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have never, in franchise history, selected higher than the third overall pick. Their #3 picks include: Christian Laettner (‘92) & O.J. Mayo (‘08). They’ve had the #4 pick twice as well, selecting: Donyell Marshall (‘94) & Wesley Johnson (‘10). Four times, they’ve selected #5: Isaiah Rider (‘93), Kevin Garnett (‘95), Ray Allen (‘96) & Ricky Rubio (‘09). They’ve had the #6 pick another four times as well: Felton Spencer (‘90), Wally Sczerbiak (‘99), Brandon Roy (‘06) & Jonny Flynn (‘09). They’ve had the #7 pick twice, choosing: Luc Longley (‘91) & Corey Brewer (‘07). Lastly, they’ve had the #14 pick, just once: Rashad McCants (‘05).
After 17 years of the current draft lottery system. The NBA’s worst team (record-wise) and therefore the team with the best mathematical chance to win the lottery has: 2003-the Cleveland Cavaliers, selecting LeBron James & 2004-the Orlando Magic, selecting Dwight Howard.
The Lottery went as follows: #1: CLE (via LAC), #2: MIN, #3: UTA (via NJN), #4: CLE, #5: TOR, #6: WAS, #7: SAC, #8: DET, #9: CHA, #10: MIL, #11: GS, #12: UTA, #13: PHO, #14: HOU.
Chances are the Timberwolves will likely trade their pick for a veteran leader, but we’ve got a whole month to debate what they’ll do with their pick. The NBA Draft is June 23rd. Until then, you can catch all the up-to-date information on the Draft right here all summer. Thanks for reading and GO WOLVES