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We're LIVE! at the Timberwolves Draft Party and will bring you all the sights and sounds as the Wolves draft 9th and 26th overall.

So many trade rumors are floating right now.

Will the Wolves trade up to pick Indiana guard Victor Oladipo or are they content to stay at the 9th pick.

Draft Order (First Roud):
1. Cleveland - Anthony Bennett- UNLV
2. Orlando - Victor Oladipo - Indiana
3. Washington - Otto Porter Jr. - Georgetown
4. Charotte - Cody Zeller - Indiana
5. Phoenix - Alex Len - Maryland
6. New Orleans - Nerlens Noel - Kentucky (Traded to Philadelphia)
7. Sacramento - Ben Maclemore - Kansas
8. Detroit - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope- Georgia
9. TIMBERWOLVES - Trey Burke - Michigan (Traded to Utah for 14th and 21st)
10. Portland - CJ McCollum - Lehigh
11. Philadelphia - Michael Carter- Williams - Syracyse
12. Oklahoma City - Steven Adams - Pittsburgh
13. Dallas - Kelly Olynyk - Gonzaga (Traded to Boston)
14. Utah - Shabazz Muhammad - UCLA (Traded to Minnesota for Trey Burke)
15. Milwaukee - Giannis Antetokounmpo - Greece
16. Boston - Lucas Noqueira - Brazil
17. Atlanta - Dennis Schroeder - Germany
18. Atlanta - Shane Larkin - Miami
19. Cleveland - Sergy Karasey - Russia
20. Chicago - Tony Snell - New Mexico
21. Utah - Gorgui Dieng - Louisville (Trade)
22. Brooklyn - Mason Plumlee - Duke
23. Indiana - Solomon Hill - Arizona
24. New York  - Tim Hardaway Jr - Michigan
25. L.A. Clippers - Reggie Bullock - UNC
26. TIMBERWOLVES - Andre Roberson - Colorado (Trade
27. Denver - Rudy Gobert - France
28. San Antonio - Livio Jean-Charles - France
29. Oklahoma City - Archie Goodwin - Kentucky (Trade
30. Phoenix - Nemanja Nedovic - Serbia (Trade



Wolves project their first pick (9) will be made around 7:15.

Sources tell Yahoo Sports that Oklahoma tried to trade for the number one overall pick with Cleveland but have failed.

David Stern steps to the podium for the final time as commissioner of the NBA.

Well, that didn't take long to get a surprise. Cleveland takes Anthony Bennett (UNLV). Leading up to the draft Bennett's name did not come up as the number one pick in the draft.

- Bennett is the highest drafted Canadian in NBA history.

Orlando takes Victor Oladipo with the second pick overall. Oladipo is the best defender in this years draft and the Wolves coveted him coming into the draft.

Washington selected Otto Porter Jr, a forward out of Georgetown. A versatile defender, Porter can guard different spots on the floor.

With Noel sliding, do the Wolves jump up and does that change the mindset of signing Pekovic?

Surprises and slides continue. Cody Zeller drafted fourth by Charlotte.

Noel slide stops at 6 when he is selected by New Orleans and will play with fellow former Kentucky Wildcat Anthony Davis.

KCP sniped a pick in front of Wolves. Trey Burke will be the pick.

Fans are applauding the pick, but in my opinion, there is zero chance Burke puts on a Wolves uniform. We'll see how the night turns out, but a trade is most likely in the works. Burke is the best point guard in the draft.

Several sources saying Burke is headed to Utah for the 14th and 21st picks.

Wolves spin 14th pick into Shabazz Muhammad from UCLA. Not exactly the selection I was hoping for. Muhammad has offensive upside, but plays zero defense and looked disinterested in this years NCAA tournament game against the Gophers.

The Wolves used the 21st pick to select Louisville's Gorgui Dieng an defensive shot blocker, something the team needs.

Originally slated to pick 26th, the Wolves traded that pick to Oklahoma City.

Analysis:
The draft played out about as poorly as it could have for the Wolves. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ben McLemore were selected with the 7th and 8th picks, leaving the team to pass on C.J. McCollum and select point guard Trey Burke.

Everyone in Target Center knew that Burke would never put on a Timberwolves uniform and the hope was for a Marbury for Ray Allen type swap. In a draft that was not deep, the Wolves traded Burke to Utah for 14 and 21. The speculation was that Kelly Olynyk would have been the pick at 14, but Boston traded with Dallas to snipe the Gonzaga Bulldog.

That left Muhammad.

Shabazz Muhammad reminds me a ton of Michael Beasley. No interest in playing any defense. His offensive game has potential, but will he see the floor for meaningful minutes under Rick Adelman.

I do like the Dieng pick at 21. The 6-11 center from Louisville gives the Wolves an inside presence defensively that they lack. Nikola Pekovic is a physical center, but he is not a shot blocker.

With their second round picks, the Wolves selected point guard Lorenzo Brown witn the 52nd pick and Bojan Dubljevic, a 6-10 small forward from Serbia.

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