Minnesota Timberwolves Trade Up For Duke Wing Wendell Moore Jr. At No. 26 Overall

Minnesota Timberwolves Trade Up For Duke Wing Wendell Moore Jr. At No. 26 Overall

The Minnesota Timberwolves have acquired Duke junior wing Wendell Moore Jr. — the No. 26 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft — in a deal with the Houston Rockets that will send No. 29 in this year’s draft and two future second-round selections, per The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski. Moore Jr. started all 39 games for the Blue Devils this past season, scoring 13.4 points on 50.0/41.3/80.5 shooting splits, 5.3 rebounds, 4.4 rebounds to 1.9 turnovers, 1.4 steals and 0.2 blocks over 33.9 minutes per game. He ranked No. 26 on my personal big board and No. 38 on the Canis Hoopus composite big board. One of five 2022 NBA Draftees in Duke’s starting lineup, the two-way force became one of Coach K’s most trusted players — and for good reason. …
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