More than two decades later, Wolves have another chance to draft a Hardaway

  • Article by: Jerry Zgoda , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 31, 2013 - 11:58 AM

Except for another coach’s advice, the Timberwolves might have drafted Tim Hardaway in 1989. Now they could pick his son, who worked out for them Thursday.

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manoliveMay. 31, 1312:53 AM

Someone tall who can shoot? Yes please.

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jplamp9May. 31, 1311:01 AM

Golden State coach Don Nelson warned him Hardaway’s knees were bad and Musselman said, “And Nellie wouldn’t lie to me.” Pooh Richardson over Hardaway in the top 5 bungling moves in TWolves history & that's not an easy list to break into. To trust what a direct competitor says at face value is beyond belief and business as usual for this beleaguered franchise.

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elbah9May. 31, 1311:05 AM

Twolves need Hardaway Jr in the worst way. His game is a perfect fit for Adelmans offense. He has a great work ethic and plays within himself. He also has a dad who knows what it takes to survive in the NBA which gives him an advantage that others do not have. I think in 5 years from now he will wind up being the best SG in this draft class.

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writeonMay. 31, 1312:39 PM

Why would Flip/Adelman want Hardaway? He had the worst shooting percentage of the top five UM players, tho he did hit 37% from three. His assists and turnovers were about equal. In short, average shooter, average pass-through/assist guy, and average defender. There are other, better options - on most lists he's 10th-15th, and we're drafting ninth so there will be plenty of better choices available.

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edeneliseJun. 1, 13 7:52 PM

i'd love to see us snag KCP and either adams or hardaway jr, but for the latter to come true we are going to have to move up into the teens. i'd like to think a package of Ridnour/JJ and the 26th would allow us to move up 10 spots or so in a 'weak' draft. Release Steimsma or keep him, resign Bud and Pek. stay healthy and we have a solid roster.

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edeneliseJun. 1, 13 8:08 PM

writeon: we could use him b/c A) he's got legit sg size, speed, athleticism, handles, solid shooting form, etc. SG's usually have worse FG% than post players from the simple fact that a 12fter is harder than a 5fter. He's not a standout prospect, however at 26th or a bit earlier he's worth a shot. no one is advocating taking him 9th. i'd be willing to package the 26th and say ridnour to move up a few spots and increase the chances of acquiring him.

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