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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 6:22:17 PM   
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White as our PG is my 2nd guess.

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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 6:40:02 PM   
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Minnesota is engaged in multiple conversations on the No. 6 pick acquired in the deal with Phoenix, league sources tell ESPN.

4:36 PM - Jun 20, 2019
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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 6:45:33 PM   
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Adrian Wojnarowski✔@wojespn
Minnesota is engaged in multiple conversations on the No. 6 pick acquired in the deal with Phoenix, league sources tell ESPN.

4:36 PM - Jun 20, 2019

Moving down in the draft? Or still truing to trade up with Chicago and NY?
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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 6:46:10 PM   
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Culver at 6?


We drafted him at 20 last year.

That's my pick.


I don't see it. Rosas has been all about adding shooting. I don't think there is any way Okogie and Culver can play together. And Wiggins is a pretty lousy shooter too.


Absolutely. I don’t know who Rosas is maneuvering for but whoever they end up with, he will be a shooter.

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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 7:01:59 PM   
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We're still trying to trade up for Garland:

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#Cavs have had inquiries now from Minnesota, Chicago and Boston for the fifth pick, according to league sources. The price hasn't been right. Yet.

3:44 PM - Jun 20, 2019

We better not give up one damn thing to move up to 5. White tore it up in a workout with us. We might like him better anyway.

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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 7:06:25 PM   
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Hard to get excited about any of these guys...

Culver, White, Garland, Hunter...They're all probably mid 1st round picks in a "regular" draft.

Even Morant wouldn't have gone until at least 6th last year.
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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 7:16:23 PM   
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Culver could be a trade for Garland.

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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 7:17:38 PM   
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On the other hand...

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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 7:19:54 PM   
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On the other hand...

Is Culver much of a pick for the Wolves?
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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 7:20:34 PM   
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If we are trading Culver for Garland I sure hope it isn't more than a second round pick for the cost. Culver was the BPA.

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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 7:20:51 PM   
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I think its about 50/50 that Culver stays a wolf.
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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 7:21:09 PM   
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On the other hand...

Is Culver much of a pick for the Wolves?

According to almost everybody he was the BPA.

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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 7:21:42 PM   
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One of the first highlights they showed was him stepping up inside the arc for a long 2. He’ll fit right in with Wiggins.

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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 7:23:08 PM   
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On the other hand...

Is Culver much of a pick for the Wolves?


Who knows? Hopefully by December we will be saying that it looks like Rosas and company know what they are doing

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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 7:23:40 PM   
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One of the first highlights they showed was him stepping up inside the arc for a long 2. He’ll fit right in with Wiggins.

Just what we need another player that believes in the long 2.
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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 7:24:35 PM   
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I think its about 50/50 that Culver stays a wolf.


Doogie says the Wolves really like Garland

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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 7:25:49 PM   
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We definitely went BPA over need and/or fit.

He's clearly better than Garland and White, but our spacing might be atrocious this year.
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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 7:28:40 PM   
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Strengths: After playing a supportive role at Texas Tech as a freshman, Jarrett Culver has quickly shot up draft boards as a sophomore by displaying a great all around floor game ... At 6'6'' Culver displays the size to play both the two and three spots at the next level, and with solid athletic ability and length ... Offensively he's paced the Red Raiders all season with 18.5 points per game (which is 25.3% of TTU's offensive output) as well as acted as primary distributor and ball handler ... Throw in his 3.6 assists per game, and he's directly involved in over 35% of Texas Tech's scoring plays ... His all around offensive game makes him a multi-dimensional scorer as he has a fundamentally sound high arching shot in which he needs to be respected from beyond the arc, as well as being able to pull up from the mid-range ... Culver's footwork and hesitation moves on the perimeter are terrific as well, and will directly translate to the next level ... He's great at drawing his defenders off balance, and has a great array of moves once he gets in the lane ... Jarrett also displays a high basketball IQ, and the ability to make a play when his team needs one the most ... Playing in such a defensive oriented system in college, Culver has great defensive instincts, quick hands, and displays good effort ... He's an above average rebounder for a 6'6'' guard (6.3 rebounds per game) and off a defensive miss or a steal, he's a tough matchup in fast break situations due to his good passing ability ... He projects as a plus defender in the NBA.

Weaknesses: Culver's weaknesses are mostly things that can be improved with continued growth as a player ... Right now his 3 point shot is worth keeping his defender honest at the college level, but he's going to need to continue to hit the gym to become a high level long range shooter in the NBA ... Can also stand to tighten his handle as he makes the leap to the next level ... He'll also need to continue to work on his body ... Culver's 195 pound frame will get pushed around by larger NBA two guards and small forwards, though he does have solid legs as a base ... He doesn't have the elite run/jump ability to make up for this at this point either ... At 6'6'' his height is good for a swingman being considered at the top of the draft, but not elite ... He just needs to continue to develop at the same pace he's done from his freshman to sophomore years ... Jarrett has a very NBA translatable offensive game, and a lot of his weaknesses can be improved upon in the gym.

Overall: Jarrett Culver's well balanced floor game, and array of hesitation moves and elite footwork make him a very intriguing player in the mid-lottery this year ... He's been asked to do a tremendous amount for his team this year on both ends of the floor, and has delivered, producing at an excellent level ... His scoring and passing will only shine more in a faster paced NBA system, and his knack for drawing fouls will be a great asset as well ... Culver may not dazzle you with elite athletic ability, but from a skill standpoint, he's got a great foundation in which to build.

Notes: Big 12 Player of the Year (2019) ... Made a huge progression in his two seasons at Texas Tech ... Committed to his hometown school Texas Tech, having grown up in Lubbock, TX.

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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 7:29:32 PM   
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Should have went BHA with White. Best hair available.

Seriously though. I think I’d have preferred White. Culver might have been higher valued and a better overall player but White would be more useful to the wolves.

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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 7:34:34 PM   
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Pre-Draft Analysis
Strengths

- Prototypical size with a great frame. Strong legs. Above-average straight-line athlete who can play above the rim in space or change speeds going to his right. Physical around the rim. Doesn't shy away from contact. Should look more explosive to the rim with NBA spacing.

- Shot creator who can generate offense for himself or others from all over the floor. Played a fair amount of point guard for Tech. Can make pick-and-roll pull-ups, get to the rim against drop coverages or make most basic ball-screen passes. Loves to operate out of the mid-post. Can get to turnarounds or short pull-ups, where he's most comfortable.

- Two-way potential. Strong defensive fundamentals and tools. Should be able to check positions 1-3 at the NBA level. Will stick his nose in and defensive rebound. Praised for his work ethic. Young for a sophomore.

Improvement areas
- Inconsistent shooter who overhauled his mechanics between his freshman and sophomore seasons. Shot well under 30 percent from 3 the last 25 games after a hot start. Unnatural pause near the top of his release. Shoots on the way down at times. Much more comfortable off the dribble than the catch. Turns down open spots for contested pull-ups. How effective will he be playing off the ball early in his career if he goes into a shooting slump? Will the team that drafts him be willing to hand over the ball and allow him to generate offense as a rookie?

- Not the shiftiest ball handler. More of a straight-line athlete. Lacks a degree of wiggle. Struggles to get by elite defenders in the half court, largely due to his shaky 3-ball and lack of creativity with his handle. Can he generate enough high-percentage offense against NBA defenders? Shot much better against bad teams.

- Offensive confidence and defensive physicality tend to fluctuate more than his reputation suggests. Went into a major slump in Tech's last three tournament games. Prone to occasional defensive lapses. Average length.

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Post-Draft Analysis

The Timberwolves traded up to No. 6 to select Jarrett Culver here.

Minnesota didn't have to give up too much to move from 11 to 6, and the Timberwolves should like the fit of Jarrett Culver with their existing backcourt of Jeff Teague and Tyus Jones -- which should allow them to ease the Texas Tech product in playing both guard spots. Setting a culture is often the first thing a new NBA executive tries to do, and recently hired Timberwolves general manager Gersson Rosas will like the toughness, versatility and basketball IQ that Culver brings to the table.

-- Jonathan Givony
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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 7:41:58 PM   
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We could have stood pat and got Doumbouya.

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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 7:43:11 PM   
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Culver could be our PG after Teague is gone.

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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 7:49:29 PM   
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Culver could be our PG after Teague is gone.

This could be good. Bring him along slowly.
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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 7:57:55 PM   
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Culver could be our PG after Teague is gone.

This could be good. Bring him along slowly.


I think Culver will eventually be a solid secondary ballhandler. But I think you need to pair him with a PG or another secondary ballhandler.

Wiggins, Okogie and RoCo are not that guy…
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RE: 2019 NBA Draft - 6/20/2019 7:58:58 PM   
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We definitely went BPA over need and/or fit.

He's clearly better than Garland and White, but our spacing might be atrocious this year.


I think he fits some needs. Agree on the fit, but I suspect we will see some roster changes that may change that.

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