Wolves land Muhammad, Dieng in deal with Jazz
But reports of the trade immediately followed, meaning Burke had to trade in his league-issued Timberwolves flatbill for a Jazz lid. Muhammad, conversely, sported a Utah hat while discussing his future in Minnesota with guest ESPN broadcast host and Miami heat forward Shane Battier.
Minnesota also traded guard Malcolm Lee and the 26th pick — Colorado forward Andre Roberson — away for cash and a future second-round pick to Golden State, who in turn gave Roberson to Oklahoma City for the 29th overall selection, then traded down again to 30 in a deal with Phoenix.
Detroit grabbed shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope out of Georgia at No. 8, taking the last player Minnesota would’ve seriously considered for the ninth pick.
A big factor in that decision was sheer size — Muhammad is a 6-foot-5 with a 6-11 wingspan, while McCollum stands about 6-foot-3 with a 6-6 wingspan.
If Minnesota is to procure a shooting guard that’s able to make an immediate difference, it’ll have to do so in free agency, which begins July 1, or via another trade after the draft.
Enticing enough to overlook his rap as a poor teammate, an NCAA suspension for taking impermissible benefits and reports that his age had been falsified.
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