With just over a week until they hit the clock with the #1 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly remain unsettled choosing between Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns and Duke's Jahlil Okafor.
Minnesota's top decision-maker and head coach, Flip Saunders, prefers Okafor, but the rest of the front office wants Towns, according to Chad Ford's latest mock draft. Saunders' staff has been trying to convince him to select the Kentucky big man, who they believe to be a better fit with the team's other personnel.
Saunders recently visited Thousand Oaks to watch Towns work out, and Ford says he has "kept getting assured that Flip will ultimately turn Towns' way." It's not a sure thing, however, given that Saunders has always liked Okafor and could override the request of his staff in favor of the Duke star.
Towns remains the favorite according to several NBA sources, but Okafor's visit with Minnesota this week could be a step towards a change in thought.Back to the Minnesota Timberwolves Newsfeed