Timberwolves Select 2020 Draft Picks

Greg Miller, staff writer

With the NBA season around the corner, several teams are finalizing their rosters in order to compete for the championship.

The Minnesota Timberwolves added three rookies during the 2020 NBA draft, including first overall pick Anthony Edwards from Georgia. After a few trades, the Timberwolves found themselves with the 23rd pick of the night taking Leandro Bolmaro, an Argentinian guard who has played for FC Barcelona.

The Wolves were 28th with their last pick of the draft where they selected Jaden McDaniels, a forward from the University of Washington.

Edwards is a fantastic athlete who averaged just under 20 points during his time at Georgia and has the potential to be a lethal scorer in the NBA. While he may not be able to shoot efficiently from the floor, he could be effective on defense. Many experts critique his work ethic but Timberwolves coaches and personnel have had only good things to say about his efforts in practices.

Bolmaro is a 6’6” guard, giving him fantastic size at the position. He has an amazing feel for the game, making him a strong facilitator and ball handler. He is likely to stay for at least another year at FC Barcelona, where he can hopefully develop more with a better shot. 

McDaniels is a developmental project but worth the risk. To become a solid rotation player, he will need to bulk up and become more disciplined. 

The excitement for the Timberwolves is heating up as we near the season, and it will be exciting to watch how the players develop in order to bring the Timberwolves back into the postseason for the first time since 2017.