By Andrew Neururer
The Minnesota Timberwolves have plenty of options with the 20th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. They also have a second round pick, or could trade down. Would Gary Trent, Jr. be an option?
I think it’s safe to say that even if Wolves fans don’t want the Minnesota Timberwolves to draft Gary Trent Jr., many of those people — or, Minnesota natives, at least — will still be glued to see where he lands.
Trent grew up in Minnesota and was a familiar face at Apple Valley High School, which is the same school at which Tyus Jones and his brother Tre Jones played at as well.
If the Wolves were to draft Trent Jr., the immediate ties to Jones would be big. Of course, they already have chemistry and both would be coming off the bench more than likely, so that would help the Wolves out as well.
Gary Trent, Sr. played two years for the Wolves before retiring. Trent, Jr. has ties to the Wolves organization and would be a safe bet to become a fan favorite because of that.
Will Minnesota draft him? That’s the big question as June 21st inches closer. Months before the draft, he was pegged to go somewhere around the lottery. Trent didn’t quite have the season that many had anticipated at Duke University, which appears to have played a role into him falling down the draft...