In a first round that turned out to be anything but predictable, the Wolves wound up surprising many by initially selecting Michigan Point Guard Trey Burke with pick #9 in the 2013 Draft Thursday night. But with as many PGs as the Wolves already have under contract, the selection of Burke was confusing for many.
Burke, however, didn't have much time to get comfortable with the idea of competing for time at his position with three other players, as the Wolves agreed to trade Burke to the Utah Jazz shortly thereafter for Utah's 14th and 21st picks.
With Utah's 14th pick, the Wolves finally selected UCLA guard Shabazz Muhammad. As a freshman, Muhammad was named to the All-Pac-12 first team and voted co-Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. He averaged 17.9 points per game and shot nearly 38% from beyond the three point line.
With Utah's 21st pick, the Wolves got 6'11" Gorgui Dieng from Louisville. Dieng's biggest presence will likely be felt on the defensive end for a team in need of interior defense. Dieng averaged 2.5 blocks per game as a junior(after averaging 3.2 per game as a sophomore), and matched a Louisville tournament record with 7 blocks in a game in a 57–44 Sweet 16 victory over Michigan State.
The Wolves traded their 26th pick to Golden State, who ended up trading it to Oklahoma City. In addition to the 26th pick, the Wolves also traded Malcolm Lee to the Warriors and will receive cash and a future 2nd round pick in return.
In the second round, the Wolves snagged Lorenzo Brown, a point guard out of NC State with pick #52, and 6'10" Bojan Dubljevic out of Montenegro with pick #59.
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