After losing their 18th overall pick in the trade to Houston that netted them Chase Budinger, the Minnesota Timberwolves just had to sit back and watch the NBA draft from afar. They finally picked again at 58th overall, selecting Robbie Hummel out of Purdue from a big batch of possibilities.
Minnesota blog Canis Hoopus took a look at the group of college players that he fit in most with, and they weren't all that impressed with the selection of Hummel over a number of other players that were on the board at the time:
In terms of 3/4s and 4s, Hummel found himself in this grouping of players:
- Arnett Moultrie Mississippi St. 26.2154004395895
- Mike Glover Iona 25.9125344331479
- Keith Clanton Central Florida 25.8546269054126Not exactly a barn-burner filled group, especially with John Shurna, Rakim Sanders, Marcus Denmon, Ken Horton, and Trey Zeigler on the board. Seriously, Marcus Denmon. Come on, guys. Sign Robbie to a free agent deal. Draft...ugh.It's pretty hard to get worked up about this specific selection. It's the 58th pick. It's Robbie Hummel. If he makes the team, he'll be a long shot who will see limited minutes. That being said...well, I can't say I expected more so I'll just stop here.
Like they said, it's pretty hard to get angry at a pick made in the late second round of the NBA draft. Hummel will, worst case, simply struggle to make the roster like most late second rounders tend to. At best, he makes the squad, is useful, and makes Canis Hoopus forget all about those other fringe players they could have had.