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NBA Mock Draft: Minnesota Timberwolves Select Malik Monk

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SB Nation's NBA Network conducted a mock draft with bloggers from each team site making their team’s picks. To continue the 2017 NBA Mock Draft, Canis Hoopus takes Malik Monk from Kentucky

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NBA Mock Draft Pick #7 — Malik Monk, Point Guard, Kentucky

SBNation’s Minnesota Timberwolves’ blog Canis Hoopus explains their pick:

The Wolves are thrilled to add Malik Monk to our group of young talent. We think Monk is the best shooter in this draft, and three-point shooting, or lack thereof, is one of the areas that President and Head Coach Tom Thibodeau was looking to address this off-season. Monk is a fantastic start toward that goal. We imagine him evolving into a floor-spacing combo guard who can play next to any of the guards currently on the roster. We are confident after he excelled at Kentucky, which does a fantastic job developing players for the pro game, that he will develop into a strong contributor. That said, given how much young talent already abounds in Minnesota, we would have liked to consider trade possibilities with this pick.

Ridiculous Upside Analysis

On a Timberwolves team that features some of the best young talent in the NBA, you’d think that they wouldn’t have enough room for another rookie. However, that thought should immediately go out the window with the selection of Malik Monk. From the jump, Monk should be a key contributor to the Timberwolves due to him being a standout perimeter weapon. Shooting 41% from beyond the arc during SEC play, Monk should help out a team that’s in desperate need for perimeter shooting.

Here's our latest NBA Draft video breakdown on Kentucky alum Malik Monk. Corresponding piece coming at you tomorrow.

Posted by Ridiculous Upside on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

1. Boston Celtics - MARKELLE FULTZ, WASHINGTON

2. Los Angeles Lakers - LONZO BALL, UCLA

3. Philadelphia 76ers - JOSH JACKSON, KANSAS

4. Phoenix Suns - JONATHAN ISAAC, FLORIDA STATE

5. Sacramento Kings - DE’AARON FOX, KENTUCKY

6. Orlando Magic - JAYSON TATUM, DUKE

7. Minnesota Timberwolves - MALIK MONK, KENTUCKY

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