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2012 NBA Draft: Who Should the Minnesota Timberwolves Pick at No. 58?

PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 15:  Casper Ware #22 of the Long Beach State 49ers drives to the basket against the New Mexico Lobos in the second round of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Rose Garden Arena on March 15, 2012 in Portland, Oregon.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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Kaleb SmithCorrespondent IJune 28, 2012

After trading the 18th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves are left with no first-round picks. Minnesota only has one draft pick left, the No. 58 selection overall.

There is one player who stands out that should be around this late in the second round: Casper Ware, point guard from Long Beach State University. Ware had a pleasant experience with the Timberwolves during draft workouts. 

 

Why draft Casper Ware?

He could be the future backup point guard behind Ricky Rubio for the rising Timberwolves. Luke Ridnour will not remain with the Wolves for the long term, and Casper Ware is not about scoring. He has jazzy handles and an ease scoring the basketball.  He averaged 17.4 points per game while shooting 40 percent from the floor and 36 percent from beyond the arc. Casper even averaged 1.4 steals, which showcases his agility and capability of guarding bigger players.

The only flaw with Ware, and the reason why he hasn't been considered by more teams, is due to his size. His 5'10" frame is of concern, but he has an ability to score. 

Casper Ware would look great in a Timberwolves jersey scoring off the bench in bunches.

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