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2011 NBA Draft: Timberwolves Draft Donatas Motiejunas At Pick Number 20

With the 20th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves have selected Donatas Motiejunas, a 7', 220-pound forward from the nation of Lithuania. He last played for Benetton Treviso in Italy's Serie A league.

Here's what the folks at Draft Express think of Motiejunas:

A player that has been on the radar of scouts for years now, Motiejunas's strengths and weaknesses are well defined at this point. He's a more mature offensive player than many European big men we've encountered in the past, and if he can continue to improve his toughness and consistency, his situational versatility is going to give him an intriguing set of tools to work with at the next level, particularly when you consider his size.

The prevailing wisdom seems to be that the Timberwolves are going to trade this pick. Motiejunas doesn't seem to be a real fit for the Timberwolves, so it's entirely possible that they've selected him for somebody else. Hopefully, if that's the case, the team can get some kind of veteran presence for him.

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