After a phenomenal season in the college ranks and winning the NCAA Championship with the Duke Devils, Okafor enters into the NBA draft. With no question will Okafor be picked in the top five in the draft but the 2015 ACC Player of The Year has reserved feelings about the Minnesota Timberwolves picking him as the #1 pick.
According to basketball scribe Chuck Myron, Jahlil Okafor might ask the Minnesota Timberwolves not to draft him with the No. 1 overall pick so that he can slide to the Los Angeles Lakers at No. 2 overall. (via Fansided.com)
Kind of a bad sign to not even be drafted yet and already having some demands on his career. Let’s be honest, the Timberwolves are not the destination that players want to play basketball for. Although, Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 pick in the 2014 draft, has changed the experience with T’Wolves basketball, making it exciting to watch for fans. Wiggins is developing his skills and making the best of his career with a smile on his face as he won the ‘Rookie of The Year’ award. Okafor should and could do the same with Wiggins. Let’s see how this plays out.