David Kahn… A GM Ahead of the Curve?

As some of you probably don’t have ESPN Insider access and others may have missed it on Friday, there was some good news for Wolves fans that came from Chad Ford on his NBA Draft Blog that I thought you should see:

While 2009 may have been one of the best point guard drafts ever, the 2010 draft is shaping up to be one of the worst ever.

The drought of point guards in this year’s draft has led to some consternation among a handful of GMs. Why? Because their scouting staffs didn’t alert them to that fact before last year’s draft, which could have affected their strategy.

“I know we all say that we draft on talent, not on position, but that’s only partly true” one GM told ESPN.com. “Last year we needed to fill a number of holes and ended up passing on all of the point guards. Had we known there wouldn’t be any point guard talent in the ’10 draft, I think we would’ve done things differently this summer.”

Basically other than John Wall, who looks to be a superstar, there is only one other point guard, Willie Warren, who is ranked on Ford’s big board as a 1st rounder.

What’s this? You mean all the people who questioned what the heck David Kahn was doing when he drafted two point guards back to back and signing a third in free agency, might end up eating crow??? Imagine that. In fact if the Wolves were to, gasp, win the lottery and the John Wall jackpot, they would all of sudden find themselves fully cornering the market on young point guards.

Hopefully now you have a better idea of why David Kahn is all about acquiring “assets” in the early stages of building a contender out of our beloved T-Wolves. It may not fill a need now or help them get a W tomorrow night, but they have a very good chance of paying off quite well for the team in the future.

About Jonah Steinmeyer

Been a Wolves fan for probably way too long to be considered a sane human anymore. An avid golfer in my free time. I cheer for Minnesota sports but live in Florida.

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Kyle
Kyle

I'm beginning to think the Wolves should draft Xavier Henry if the opportunity should present himself. He seems to have the skillset that the Wolves need the most: dynamic scorer that can stretch the perimeter.

Vic De Zen
Vic De Zen

I can't even imagine the trade scenarios if the Wolves end up with Flynn, Sessions, and the rights to Rubio and Wall.

howlintwolf
howlintwolf

New @HowlinTWolf: David Kahn… A GM Ahead of the Curve? http://bit.ly/7d0GSd #TWolves #NBA #MN This comment was originally posted on Twitter

make money
make money

You have to be kidding me right. You mean to tell me that the scarcest position on the basketball court in the next 3 years is the point guard. The center position is the scarcest historically and it will continue this way forever. the last franchise center was Howard and this was 7 years ago. Guards and SF are a dime a dozen in this league.

dlano
dlano

Make Money, this is important because the traditional center is not as important in today's game as it was twenty years ago. With the hand check rule change, a quick, dynamic point guard is more important that a seven footer who can score. There are a lot more Al Jefferson and Amare Stoudamire centers than Howards in the league.

LateNiteAlumnus
LateNiteAlumnus

(redux-typo) Ladies & gentlemen: [ http://tinyurl.com/ygry5uq ] This is why David Kahn is such a genius GM! Haters, ready to eat crow? ^_^ This comment was originally posted on Twitter

howlintwolf
howlintwolf

New @HowlinTWolf: David Kahn… A GM Ahead of the Curve? http://bit.ly/7d0GSd #TWolves #NBA #MN This comment was originally posted on Twitter

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Twolves_Blogs

Howlin’ T-Wolf: David Kahn… A GM Ahead of the Curve?: As some of you probably don’t have ESPN Insider access an… http://bit.ly/6qRFjm This comment was originally posted on Twitter