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Updated: June 19th, 2014 8:42pm
Wolves get look at Nik Stauskas, Doug McDermott at workout in Chicago

Wolves get look at Nik Stauskas, Doug McDermott at workout in Chicago

by Nate Sandell
1500ESPN.com
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With the NBA draft a week away, the Minnesota Timberwolves are starting to finalize their draft plans and narrow down their options.

The Wolves' draft day strategy could change if Kevin Love is traded at any point in the next week, but for now they are holding on to the 13th overall pick.

A contingent from the Wolves, which included president of basketball operations Flip Saunders, was in Chicago this week to watch a workout that included likely lottery picks Nik Stauskas and Doug McDermott, sources confirmed to 1500ESPN.com.

The Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets were also represented at the workout, according to ESPN's Chad Ford.


Stauskas and McDermott both have the same agent, Mark Bartelstein, and have been training together throughout the last few months.

Stauskas, one of the better perimeter shooters in this year's draft class, is a highly plausible option for the Wolves. The 20-year-old guard, who played two years at Michigan, has been a popular pick at No. 13 among draft analysts.

McDermott's collegiate feats are well documented as he finished off his four-year career at Creighton with the fifth-most career points in NCAA history. Landing the slick shooting swingman might be a stretch for the Wolves since McDermott has been widely projected as a top-10 pick.

However, if McDermott stands as an attainable option, the Wolves appear to be interested. Via sources close to the team, 1500ESPN.com contributor Darren Wolfson said the Wolves were impressed by McDermott's workout and remain big fans of the 22-year-old prospect.

Nate Sandell is a contributor to 1500ESPN.com.
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