A recent report from Jonathan Givony of Draft Express states that “If Minnesota keeps the (#2) pick and indeed selects Williams, sources say the Timberwolves will look to move Michael Beasley as they try to improve the ‘culture of the team.’”
As of right now the Timberwolves say the intend on keeping the pick and whoever they select with it. Some suggest Irving could fall to the #2 pick as the Cavs have certainly shown interest in him.
If Irving were to fall to the Wolves. The most likely scenario is to trade Irving and in return receive a veteran big man. Although, they could look to move finally-acquired Ricky Rubio, however that seems extremely unlikely as David Kahn has worked for two years to acquire the Euro-sensation.
Back to Beasley, if Williams does go to the Wolves and Beas moves to the block, there could be a few teams that come calling. Possibly, the Clippers. They’re looking for an upgrade at small forward next to budding-superstars Eric Gordon & Blake Griffin. Though Givony suggests that Beasley may not be ‘the type of player’ they’re looking for. Another possibility could be the Raptors as they’re looking for some talent. The Raptors were actually one of the teams last year, who nearly acquired Beasley when the Heat were ‘giving him away’. Yet another: the Bobcats. They were another team that initially looked at Beasley when he was made available by the Heat and after stripping there roster of Wallace & Mohammed, Stephen Jackson could certainly use some help on the offensive end.
Obviously, if the TWolves grab Williams he would play the 3 (small forward), even though there’s been plenty of debate among scouts and teams whether he’s a 3 or 4 (small forward or power forward) in this League.
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