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Minnesota Timberwolves Select Rob Dillingham and Terrence Shannon Jr in the NBA Draft

The Minnesota Timberwolves wasted no time selecting two promising guards in the 2024 NBA Draft.

The San Antonio Spurs agreed to send Former Kentucky freshman guard Rob Dillingham, this year’s 8th overall pick, to the Timberwolves for a 2031 unprotected first-round pick and a 2030 top-one protected pick.

Dillingham finished his quick career at Kentucky averaging 23.3 minutes per game and 15.2 points. The 6-foot-1 point guard also shot 44.4% from 3-point range.

Late into the first round, the T-Wolves selected Illinois Senior star guard Terrance Shannon Jr as the 27th overall pick.

Shannon Jr began his career at Texas Tech before transferring to Illinois before the 2022-2023 season.

In his fifth and final season, Shannon Jr averaged 23 points per game and finished 3rd in the nation for points per game. He led the Illini to an Elite 8 appearance for the first time since 2005.

Shannon Jr is a versatile scorer and defender, at 6-foot-6 he ran a lot of point guard in his final two seasons, which were his best in his college career.

Both additions are huge for the T-Wolves. 36-year old Mike Conley was a solid point guard for the T-Wolves, but is on the tail end of his career.

It seems like the Timberwolves wanted to go and get a point guard, and found themselves with two solid choices.