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Timberwolves Don't Plan To Trade Their Top NBA Draft Pick, Owner Glen Taylor Says

The Minnesota Timberwolves ended up with the second overall draft pick in the 2011 NBA Draft following last week's NBA Draft Lottery, and while the initial rumors indicated the Wolves might be interested in shopping it around, owner Glen Taylor disagrees.

"I think it's most likely we'll keep [the pick] ... but we're open to look at a trade," Taylor told the Star Tribune of the No. 2 pick. "But most likely we'll keep [the player who is drafted]. I just think when you get a pick that high, you would want to keep it for the future."

That probably won't quell the NBA trade rumors, particularly the one that mentioned the Wolves trading for Indiana Pacers wing Danny Granger, but it is something to keep in mind if David Kahn does end up shipping it out despite Taylor's thinking Minnesota should keep the pick.

Speaking of Kahn, Taylor didn't exactly give the Wolves president of basketball operations a ringing endorsement.

"I think we'll make a few changes this summer that will help, but at this stage we have a long ways to go," Taylor said, then added: "I'm OK with Kahn."

If only the Wolves fans were "OK with Kahn," eh?

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.