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Kentucky's Malik Monk might be too good for Timberwolves to pass in draft

This time last year, the Timberwolves' new brass prioritized one pressing need over another and drafted Providence point guard Kris Dunn's defense rather than Kentucky guard Jamal Murray's shooting.

More than a few card-carrying members of Wolves Nation second-guess that decision as time passes. They are not alone.

"Thibs and I are good friends and I get on him about that," Kentucky coach John Calipari said. "Jamal is quite a player."

A year later, Wolves coach/President of Basketball Operations Tom Thibodeau and General Manager Scott Layden must decide whether another shooter — freshman guard Malik Monk — is the next in a growing line of Kentucky players who show more as professionals than NBA scouts ever saw from them in Lexington.