NBA Mock Draft 2011: Timberwolves Pick Enes Kanter No. 2

After our Cleveland Cavaliers blog Fear The Sword took Kyrie Irving with the No. 1 overall pick, Canis Hoopus, SB Nation's Minnesota Timberwolves is on the clock. Stop-n-Pop took Enes Kanter, a Turkish center. Here's the explanation from Stop-n-Pop:

While I have a strong suspicion that David Kahn would like to trade the No. 2 pick for a proven veteran, I just do not think that this scenario will come to pass. Andre Iguodala and Monta Ellis aren't walking through that door.

The Wolves can't draft Derrick Williams. They can't have a roster where their five best players are all power forwards (Kevin Love, Anthony Randolph, Michael Beasley, Williams and Anthony Tolliver). This leaves them having to choose between point guards like Brandon Knight and Kemba Walker and bigs like Kanter and Bismack Biyombo.  As much as I'd like to see the Wolves team up the oversized man panther (manther?) Biyombo with Ricky Rubio, I think Kahn takes the "safest" top center in the draft and pairs him with Love.

Follow this StoryStream to see our entire SB Nation mock draft play out over the next couple days. See our 2011 NBA Draft hub for full coverage.

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