Timberwolves select Kris Dunn
With the 5th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Kris Dunn, a point guard out of Providence College.
The Timberwolves have had great success with the draft over the last couple years. They have received players like Zach Lavine and Karl-Anthony Towns. They also received Andrew Wiggins via trade.
They will look to get the same kind of production out of their new selection.
Dunn is a 6’3″, 181 pound guard. He displayed not only great offensive traits, but also solid defense, both on and off the ball. This will certainly bode well with his new coach Tom Thibodeau.
Dunn has some moves that resemble the game of Russell Westbrook. He is very quick and has explosive jumping ability, even from right under the hoop. He also used a nasty hesitation dribble to get past numerous defenders.
Dunn also had no problem posting up on other guards while at Providence.
This pick does leave some questions for the Timberwolves however. There are now 3, or 4, depending on how you view Lavine, point guards.
You have the established veteran in Ricky Rubio. Then you have last year’s rookie in Tyus Jones, who is also from the Twin Cities area. Now you throw in Dunn and you have a lot of players fighting for minutes.
This could lead to various rumors possibly coming to fruition.
The first series of rumors have included Dunn. There is talk that his rights may be traded to another team, possibly the 76ers.
The other rumors have existed since last season, and those are that Rubio is on the trade block.
No matter what comes out of this, the athleticism of Dunn will be beneficial to the already athletic roster that the Timberwolves have in store.