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Minnesota acquired three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert from Utah in exchange for four first-round picks in 2023, 2025, 2027 and 2029, along with Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Jarred Vanderbilt, Leandro Bolmaro and Walker Kessler
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Entrenching Gobert in the post defensively would likely help alleviate Towns’ foul trouble concerns and take some pressure off him altogether defensively throughout the regular season
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The 28-year-old is belovingly referred to as “Slo-Mo” — because while the 6-foot-9 forward had a vast skillset, he succeeds in spite of a lack of speed
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“I definitely feel like I’m someone who can play all over the floor,” Moore said on Tuesday morning during his introductory news conference at Target Center. “I can play with anybody.”

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The good news for Kessler is he’s going to get some time to develop early in his career.
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Otherwise, Tim Connelly’s first personnel move in Minnesota will be remembered as a head-scratcher
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Wolves pick Duke's Wendell Moore at No. 26
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The Wolves have the luxury of choosing for help now or the future
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After making the postseason with a young team last season, the Wolves have options on draft night Thursday
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The 7-footer from Minnehaha Academy is a lock to be a Top 3 pick in Thursday night’s draft

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Heading into Thursday night’s NBA Draft, the Wolves hold the No. 19 overall pick
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Wiggins never proved to be the transcendent superstar Minnesota needed him to be to lift the franchise out of the mud
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That’s been a question posed to decision-makers in the organization for years, and it was asked again to new president of basketball operations Tim Connelly

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