Kevin Love on Timberwolves Taking Three Point Guards ‘What Are We Doing?’
Heads were being scratched when the Timberwolves took point guards with their back-to-back picks at five and six in the draft. First they went with Spanish guard Ricky Rubio at five and then they took Syracuse guard Johnny Flynn sixth overall. The Rubio selection prompted Minnesota forward Kevin Love to say “great pick” and then he said “dont sleep on flynn people” after the Flynn pick, all on his twitter feed. As if taking both those guys wasn’t enough, they really had people questioning their sanity when they took yet a third point guard with the 18th overall pick, Ty Lawson. Love’s reaction was predictable, and pricless:
what are we doing????????????????? omg we better trade….what are we doing??????????? i dont even know
Be careful what you wish for….i love ty lawson but all point guards?
tweeting on emotion…i need to stay away from the update button…but this is a lot of point guard
I was equally surprised, but I didn’t have the same reaction — I immediately figured they had a trade worked out and that’s why they took the first two guards. They’ll probably keep Flynn and deal Rubio and then let Lawson battle Flynn for the starting job. I’m guessing they went Lawson because he was the best player on their board, so I don’t mind the pick. Honestly though, I figured they had a trade ready to be announced at the same time they made the selection and I’m surprised they haven’t made a move yet. UPDATE: They traded Lawson to Denver.
Thanks to LBS hand Botros for the Love tip. (wow, does that sound awkward or what??)