2010 NBA Draft, Fourth Pick: Timberwolves Nab Syracuse's Wesley Johnson

David Kahn strikes again. Though it was hardly surprising, Minnesota's selection of Syracuse's Wesley Johnson fourth overall is the first real questionable move of the 2010 NBA Draft. While Johnson is a solid prospect who should be able to fill in right away on the wing for the woefully thin T'Wolves, he's relatively old (23), didn't rebound all that well at Syracuse and too often settled for jumpers. In other words, there's a good bit of long-term bust potential here.

Minnesota passed on the obviously talented Demarcus Cousins, who though he has his own motivation/personality issues, is simply too talented to pass at this juncture. Yes, the T'Wolves are already set in the frontcourt with Al Jefferson and Kevin Love, but when you're this bad you simply need to collect assets and not draft for need; you can trade the odd man out later.

Other than that, it was a great pick.

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