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Timberwolves have few options in next draft

The Minnesota Timberwolves are nearing another losing season, but their three first round picks in the upcoming draft leave them with limited options. Pioneer Press

Many improvements are in store for a team that will be picking in the lottery yet again. The Pioneer Press pointed out that the team's biggest need is at the guard positions. Consistency at the point guard position is a must, but this years draft is not considered as deep as the past couple years.

Spaniard Ricky Rubio is considered the top guard prospect, but there is still no word on if he will enter the draft. After him there are not many options.

The Timberwolves will have a lottery pick along with two other picks from Boston and Miami. The last two picks will be higher, and general manager Jim Stack thinks that the team will probably try to trade the picks for veterans.

"I don't think we're going to sit there and draft three or four rookies into our team next year," Stack told the Pioneer Press.

If the Wolves are lucky they may win the lottery this year, grabbing the top pick. Oklahoma sophomore Blake Griffin is the consensus top pick. This will prove to be an issue for the Wolves with Al Jefferson and Kevin Love playing the same position as Griffin.

ESPN college basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla told the Pioneer Press that the log jam at the power forward position should not deter the Wolves from drafting a high impact player like Griffin.

Pioneer Press: http://www.twincities.com/timberwolves/ci_12020442