Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Report: Flip Saunders ‘really likes’ Jahlil Okafor, may not take Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1

Most teams would reportedly take Karl-Anthony Towns with the No. 1 pick.

But most teams don’t have the No. 1 pick.

The Timberwolves have the No. 1 pick.

Whom will Minnesota president Flip Saunders select, Towns or Jahlil Okafor?


Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress:

First of all, as the Kevin Love trade saga showed, Saunders is perfectly willing to misdirect. Even if he says he prefers Okafor, Saunders doesn’t necessarily prefer Okafor.

Plus, he might not even know his choice yet. Neither Towns or Okafor participated in the combine, and the Timberwolves will surely try to bring in both for visits.

There is a case for the Timberwolves picking Okafor, though. The Lakers, who pick second and reportedly prefer Towns, would be happy to make it.

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