Wolves Have Yet To Identify Preferred Pick At No. 1

The Minnesota Timberwolves admitted they have yet to zero in on one player with the first overall pick, but Gersson Rosas is confident they will identify that player by the time they’re on the clock on Nov. 18.

“The analysis is fair,” Rosas said during Wednesday’s videoconference availability. “There’s no guy that has separated himself from the pack from public or external view, but I’m very confident that as we go through this process, the talent will rise to the top and we’ll be confident about identifying one guy as the best guy, the best talented player with the most upside and most ability for our organization.”

Minnesota will conduct interviews while also exploring the trade market.

“For us, we typically study the draft from 1 to whatever number we feel like is a draftable player,” Rosas said. “And we’ll evaluate those guys for trade scenarios, trade back, trade out, for undrafted free-agent opportunities, for minor league opportunities, so we really beat up the draft board as much as can all the way up until the draft.

“But I do, now, at the stage that we’re at, about a month out, we have formulated a lot of opinions, but you want to challenge those as much as you can here as you go all the way up to draft night, but our staff has done an unbelievable job.”

Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman and LaMelo Ball are widely considered the top three prospects in the draft.

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