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NBA Mock Draft: Minnesota Timberwolves Select Kyle Anderson from UCLA

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SB Nation's NBA Network conducted a mock draft with bloggers from each team site making or trading "their" team's pick. We continue with the next pick in the 2014 NBA Mock Draft with Cannis Hoopus selecting guard Kyle Anderson from UCLA. The Wolves traded the 13th pick in the draft and Corey Brewer to the Phoenix Suns for the 18th pick in the draft.

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NBA Mock Draft Pick #18, Kyle Anderson, Guard, UCLA

SB Nation's Timberwolves blog Cannis Hoopus explains the pick following a trade with the Suns:

With the 18th pick in the draft, the Timberwolves select Kyle Anderson from UCLA. This worked out ideally for us, as we would have taken Anderson with the 13th pick had we not been able to move back. We think he's clearly the best player left on the board, and frankly think he might be one of the top five guys in this draft. We all watched San Antonio win a title thanks in large part to their collective and individual basketball IQ and passing ability. Kyle Anderson reminds us of various European forwards of the past and present like Hedo Turkoglu, Toni Kukoc, and Boris Diaw who played such a vital role for the Spurs. Anderson's ability to handle the ball and pass it, change pace and control the flow of the game stands out from other available prospects. We are thrilled to add him.

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1 Cleveland Cavaliers: ANDREW WIGGINS 
2 Milwaukee Bucks JABARI PARKER
3 Philadelphia 76ers DANTE EXUM
4 Orlando Magic JULIUS RANDLE
5 Utah Jazz JOEL EMBIID
6 Minnesota Timberwolves (Via Celtics) AARON GORDON
7 Los Angeles Lakers NOAH VONLEH
8 Philadelphia 76ers (via Kings) DARIO SARIC
9 Charlotte Hornets DOUG MCDERMOTT
10 Chicago Bulls (via 76ers) MARCUS SMART
11 Denver Nuggets ZACH LAVINE 
12 Orlando Magic TYLER ENNIS
13 Phoenix Suns (via Timberwolves) ADREIAN PAYNE
14 Phoenix Suns NIK STAUSKAS
15 Atlanta Hawks GARY HARRIS
16 Chicago Bulls
17 Boston Celtics
18 Phoenix Suns
19 Chicago Bulls
20 Toronto Raptors
21 Oklahoma City Thunder
22 Memphis Grizzlies
23 Utah Jazz
24 Charlotte Hornets
25 Houston Rockets
26 Miami Heat
27 Phoenix Suns
28 Los Angeles Clippers
29 Oklahoma City Thunder
30 San Antonio Spurs