Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
ESPN is in the midst of their third-annual #NBARank and for the next few weeks while they unveil all 500 players ranked, we'll be taking a look at where our Minnesota Timberwolves players land.
The Timberwolves selected Muhammad with the 14th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Less than a year ago he was in serious conversation for the #1 overall pick. An inconsistent single season at UCLA lowered his stock quite a bit, but not enough to drop him out of the lottery entirely.
Muhammad begins the season as the third-string shooting guard and the third-string small forward. Behind Kevin Martin & Alexey Shved as well as Chase Budinger & Corey Brewer. He won't have a lot of heavy expectations on him during his rookie season barring another nasty bout with the "injury bug" in Minnesota.
Shabazz was ranked at #291 with an average score of 3.39. It may be a bit low, but Muhammad is certainly a rookie with A LOT to prove.
In Minnesota, Bazz has a lot of veteran leadership that should keep his head on straight as well as a no-nonsense coach who simply won't play him, unless he works hard and puts in the time. Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio and Kevin Martin (especially Martin) should be a big influence to Muhammad.
I'm definitely looking forward to the preseason and seeing him and Dieng take the floor with Love, Pek, Rubio and K-Mart. My best guess is that it will be a rocky/up-and-down first year for Bazz in 2013-14.
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