I’m a big NBA fan. Each year i get excited to see how the MN Timberwolves do and i’m especially excited this year.
The only way to become great in the NBA is through the draft. It’s the only way to get the true superstar and you need the true superstar to win a championship. You have no idea when you draft Dwanye Wade or Kobe Bryant if they are going to be All-NBA or out of the league in 5 years. Some players fizzle, some grow to superstardom – you never know. But one thing you do know is that if a player becomes an elite player, the Timberwolves will NEVER get them unless they already had them.
This year i’m especially excited because we have two new rookies that could be the next players that set the league on fire. They are Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams.
Both were drafted high (Rubio at 5, Williams at 2) and both were touted to be one of the best in their class. How they will actually perform, nobody knows. But i’m pretty frickin’ pumped to see Rubio leading fast breaks with Williams and Wes Johnson on one wing and Kevin Love trailing for 3’s and rebounds.
Check out this video. Just a few years ago people were talking about Greg Oden as one of of the best draft picks in recent memory. The number two pick – Kevin Durant – was considered risky. Well, here’s a video of him taken yesterday when he went absolutely insane. I’m hoping some of that similar draft luck comes to the T-Wolves.