Timberwolves Introduce Top Draft Picks
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones have arrived in Minnesota, and another important piece is soon to follow.
The Timberwolves drafted Towns No. 1 overall on Thursday night, then traded up to No. 24 to get Jones, the hometown point guard. Jones picked up Towns at the airport on Friday and gave him a brief tour in downtown Minneapolis before the two rookies put on their jerseys for the first time.
A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Wolves are close to a deal with Euroleague MVP Nemanja Bjelica. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been signed.
The Wolves drafted Bjelica in the second round in 2010. He averaged 11.9 points and 8.6 rebounds in Turkey last season.