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NBA Draft Grades 2012: Timberwolves Given Good Grade By CBS After Quiet Draft

There wasn't much to do for the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft day after they traded their first round pick, 18th overall, to the Houston Rockets for swingman Chase Budinger. With their only pick, the 58th overall, they picked up Purdue forward Robbie Hummel, who if not for two straight ACL tears would probably have worked himself into first round discussions with a great career for the Boilermakers.

With that in mind, when NBA draft grades started to come out after the conclusion of the draft, there wasn't really much to grade for the Wolves. Still, Hummel was highly regarded enough a draft selection to get a solid A grade out of CBS' Matt Moore in his draft grades:

Robbie Hummel (58): I'm done crushing T'Wolves GM David Kahn after this pick. Hummel will find a way to make the team and contribute.

If just picking Hummel was worth an A+, imagine how high the grade could go if they had managed to pull off that reported trade attempt with the Charlotte Bobcats that would have given them the No. 2 pick!

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