The 2011 NBA Draft results are in and, surprisingly, it's not as bad for the Minnesota Timberwolves as it seemed on Thursday night once everything is broken down. David Kahn was busy, and while he may have had ulterior motives, it turned out alright in the end.
The Wolves ended up with Derrick WIlliams, Malcolm Lee, Targuy Ngombo, a 2013 first round pick, a future second round pick and cash from nearly all five of the draft day deal the team was a part of after starting with just the second and 20th pick in the annual affair.
Of course the Wolves gave up Jonny Flynn, but they brought back a decent of assets as well.
As far as I can tell, here are the trades the Wolves made: First, Timberwolves traded Jonny Flynn and the No. 20 pick to the Houston Rockets for Brad Miller, the No. 23 pick, the No. 38 pick and a 2013 first round pick. The Wolves then sent the No. 23 pick to the Chicago Bulls for the No. 28 pick and No. 43 pick. The No. 28 was sent to the Miami Heat for the No. 31 pick, a future second round pick and cash considerations.
Minnesota also sold the No. 31 pick to the New Jersey Nets and the No. 38 pick back to the Houston Rockets for a currently undisclosed amount of money while apparently buying the No. 57 pick to select Ngombo.
Not bad, eh?