With their first pick in the NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves have selected the swingman out of Syracuse, Wesley Johnson. It was rumored that the Wolves would select either Derrick Favors or Johnson, and with Favors taken at No. 3 by the Nets, the selection wasn’t hard to predict.
Last season the Timberwolves selected point guard Jonny Flynn from Syracuse in the first round, and while Flynn never played with Johnson in game action, they did practice together. The two players will now reunite in Minnesota.
Johnson is a 6-foot-7 forward that put up averages of 16.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.8 blocks per game last season with the Orange. Draft Express puts Johnson's best case projection at Shawn Marion and worst case projection as Travis Outlaw.
The team's next selection will be in the middle of the first round at No. 16 unless they make a trade or sell the pick.