Analyzing Minnesota Timberwolves Draft Picks Lazar Hayward and Nemanja Bjelica

July 3rd, 2010 by Timber Wolf Leave a reply »
If you go to Google, and type in the Minnesota Timberwolves, you will find a lot of topics on Wesley Johnson, Darko Milicic, Al Jefferson, Martell Webster, and Nikola Pekovic.

But the Minnesota Timberwolves are also adding Lazar Hayward out of Marquette, and Nemanja Bjelica. Lazar Hayward was taken with the 30th overall pick, and Nemanja Bjelica was taken 35th overall.

When players go in the late first round and second round, they rarely ever pan out in the NBA. However, I'd like to add that the Minnesota Timberwolves might have gotten two solid rotation players at the worst, possibly even better.

Lazar Hayward

6'6'', 225 lbs, 7'0'' wingspan, 36 inch vertical, 10.87 lane agility (second to John Wall).

18 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 1.5 APG, 2 SPG in 32 MPG.

A lot of experts saw this pick as utterly stupid, and made no sense because Lazar was projected to go undrafted. I, however, think it made more basketball sense than anything. Lazar comes out of Marquette. One player in particular came out of Marquette, and had a huge impact in the starting lineup with the Utah Jazz, and that's Wesley Matthews.

Let's comp ...

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