The Minnesota Timberwolves are strongly considering making Enes Kanter the No. 2 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, reports ESPN's Chad Ford. Derrick Williams, a combo forward out of the University of Arizona, has long been considered the favorite at No. 2, even though he might not fit with Minnesota's roster, given the presence of young All-Star Kevin Love.
Kanter projects as a center given his size and post skills. He's been slotted anywhere from No. 3 to No. 6, with the Washington Wizards (who pick No. 6) considered big fans. Should the Wolves actually take Kanter No. 2, it seems impossible that the Utah Jazz, who pick third, would pass on Williams, even though the team has a number of true power forwards including Al Jefferson, Derrick Favors and Paul Millsap.
The Timberwolves have been actively shopping the No. 2 pick, according to reports, and also hold the rights to the No. 20 pick. On Tuesday, the Wolves introduced new point guard Ricky Rubio to the media. Minnesota had the league's worst record last season at 17-65.