Wolves missed on draft day 2009 with Curry

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 6, 2013 - 6:13 AM

Now that Brandon Roy is out of the league if not officially retired again, Timberwolves fans — even with their beloved team’s 3-1 start — might feel the need to transfer their longing and regret elsewhere. Thankfully, Golden State and Steph Curry visit Target Center on Wednesday night.

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sidhartmannNov. 5, 1310:26 PM


manoliveNov. 5, 1311:01 PM

Here's the thing. Curry was so far and away more valuable than Flynn, you HAVE to draft him. He was the best shooter in the draft, and the Wolves were a poor shooting team. But even if Curry refused to play for the Wolves, Kaaaaaaahn could have taken him anyway, then held out for a kings ransom in a trade. He could have had Johnny Flynn or just about anybody else, and come away with picks to boot. Kaaaaahn made the same mistake when he drafted Johnson over the obviously much more valuable pick in DMC. Again he could have gotten the player he wanted plus draft picks to boot. He set our franchise back years with his ineptitude, just like Spielmaaaaaaan and Fraaaaaazier are doing to the Vikings.

kcchia80Nov. 6, 13 1:01 AM

This does nothing but intensify my already-immense sadness over the selection of Jonny Flynn.

goldengoph3rNov. 6, 13 5:58 AM

2009, goodness gracious. Kahn turned a potential Rubio/Curry/Lawson all-world draft into Rubio and Luke Babbitt. Rubio, of course, waited three years to come over. The rest of the picks that year: Wayne Ellington, Nick Calathes, Henk Norel. What in the world. And that isn't even the half of Kahn's miserable legacy (eg. Darko, Wesley Johnson, the Rambis mess, and on and on). His coup-de-grace? One that is still waiting in the weeds ready to bite the Wolves: the KLove extension screw-up. If Kevin opts out after 2015, Star Trek Khan will have nothing on David Kahn in terms of pure destructive ability. KAAAAAAAAAAHHHHNNNN!

MuddyOasisNov. 6, 13 8:22 AM

Past is past, future is now. I could care less about Curry. I'm more concerned with keeping Love and Rubio long term.

manoliveNov. 6, 1310:17 AM

We'll find our tonight when the Wolves play the Warriors. This will be our stiffest test thus far. They have a lot of weapons, just like us. Klay Thompson is deadly, and Harrison Barnes could return tonight. The D better be on or it willbe a long game.

buckthornNov. 6, 1311:36 AM

Honestly, a monkey could have drafted better than Kahn. I watched every draft and would just shake my head. This year we missed on Hardaway Jr, now we have two draft picks sitting on the bench getting 0 minutes

MuddyOasisNov. 6, 1311:46 AM

First Kahn wasn't around for this draft and secondly oh no ! We have 2 draft picks on the bench and we're 3-1. Darn our luck. Darn it to heck !

milesj220Nov. 6, 1311:54 AM

Kahn was never going to pass up on Rubio. Drafting Rubio and Curry would have provided the wolves with two players that originally did not want to play there. Not thing best thing for morale. People forget that Jonny Flynn didnt have that bad of a rookie year. His hip injury impacted his career and he's never been the same. Im not saying he wouldve been an All-Star and taking Lawson or Jrue Holiday was a better choice at the time, but injuries played a large role. The biggest draft issue was in 2010 when we drafted Wes Johnson instead of Paul George. George is a superstar offensively and defensively. I remember reading the star trib before that draft and we were interested but wanted somebody who was more NBA ready...oops...

brent2Nov. 6, 1312:04 PM

To be fair, Wayne Ellington will have a long career in the NBA as a decent bench player, which isn't a total bust for a 28th pick of whatever.


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