Last week was quite the week for Jamal Murray, from John Calipari telling Andy Katz the Canadian sharpshooter should go first in the NBA Draft to Murray making a record 79 of 100 threes in a workout with the Boston Celtics. The Celtics have the third pick in the Draft, and today, Murray has an individual workout with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who have the fifth pick.
Chad Ford’s latest mock draft has Murray going to the Timberwolves at #5, but only if the Celtics don’t pick him up at #3:
Murray could go as high as No. 3. He’s seriously in the mix with the Celtics. If he slides past them, the Wolves will have to take a long look.
His shooting ability would fill a major need and his ability to play multiple positions is a plus. Buddy Hield, Bender and Ellenson are also real options (as are Dunn and Chriss if they are still on the board), but the Wolves would probably be making a mistake if they pass on Murray.
Personally, I’d love to see Murray in Minnesota. Not only would he team up with fellow Cat Karl Towns, it would be yet another step towards the Timberwolves being a powerhouse in 3-5 years. Is there a team in the league right now with more young talent than Rubio, Wiggins, Towns, and potentially Murray?