Wolves Complete Five Draft-Night Trades
Wolves Complete Five Draft-Night TradesPress Release
Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves completed five trades during the 2011 NBA Draft. After selecting Arizona's Derrick Williams with the second overall pick, Minnesota completed the following transactions:
Acquired Brad Miller, the draft rights to Nikola Mirotic (23rd overall pick) and Chandler Parsons (38th overall pick), and a future first-round pick from the Houston Rockets in exchange for Jonny Flynn, the draft rights to Donatas Motiejunas (20th overall pick) and a future second-round pick.
--- Sent the draft rights to Mirotic to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for the draft rights to Norris Cole (28th overall pick) and Malcolm Lee (43rd overall pick), and cash considerations.
--- Sent the draft rights to Cole to the Miami Heat in exchange for the draft rights to Bojan Bogdanovic (31st overall pick), a future second-round pick and cash considerations.
--- Sent the draft rights to Bogdanovic to the New Jersey Nets in exchange for a future second-round pick and cash considerations.
--- Sent the draft rights to Parsons back to Houston in exchange for cash considerations.
Additionally, one subsequent trade between Minnesota and Portland is still pending and is contingent upon a trade Portland made earlier in the draft.
Miller, a 7-0 center/forward from Purdue, has played 13 seasons in the NBA during stints with Charlotte, Chicago, Indiana, Sacramento and Houston. An All-Star in both 2003 and 2004, Miller is one of just five players in NBA history to make an All-Star team despite going undrafted, joining Connie Hawkins, Moses Malone, John Starks and Ben Wallace. Miller owns career averages of 11.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 853 career games.
Lee, a 6-5 guard from UCLA, averaged 9.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists over his three-year collegiate career. Lee earned both First Team All-Pac-10 and Pac-10 All-Defensive Team honors this season after averaging a career-best 13.1 points per game.