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13. Minnesota Timberwolves

Doug McDermott, F, Creighton

Let’s assume that Kevin Love remains in Minnesota next season and the Wolves can’t find a deal they like for the best big man in their franchise’s history, besides Kevin Garnett.

Mar 8, 2014; Omaha, NE, USA; Creighton Bluejays forward Doug McDermott (3) reacts after a three point basket during their NCAA basketball game against the Providence Friars at the CenturyLink Center. Mandatory Credit: Dave Weaver-USA TODAY Sports

The only thing I absolutely need is better shooting on the perimeter. In Love, I have the best outlet passer in transition. Now If I add a pure shooter to catch and release — our offense improves drastically.

It doesn’t get better shooting wise than Dougie McBuckets. This dude drains shots so frequently, people confuse him for a poolside Rob Gronkowski.

With McDermott, you know what you’re getting. He will do a better job offensively than Corey Brewer, give it all he has on the defensive floor, and cause Minnesota to ramp up defensively at the guard positions to try and deny the post or wing that McDermott is guarding.

Another small forward who gets to the rack more might make sense, like a T.J. Warren from North Carolina State. McDermott though is more efficient and I think that’s something Minnesota’s new coach is going to factor in. He is the safe pick, but he’s also a good one for the T-Wolves.