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NBA Mock Draft 2011: All 30 Picks, Jordan Hamilton to Timberwolves at No. 20

Minnesota Timberwolves Boost Perimeter Scoring In 2011 NBA Mock Draft

Wesley Johnson played impressively as a rookie, but scoring (9.0 ppg) is not his long suit. Considering that backup Wayne Ellington hasn’t shown much prospect of filling that void, the Timberwolves look to bring in a shooting guard who will actually…shoot.

Texas swingman Jordan Hamilton isn’t a spot-up jump shooter in the classic sense, but he’s a pure scorer. He’ll get his points off the dribble drive, on jump shots or anything in between, even though his fundamentals aren’t at the level of someone like Klay Thompson.

Hamilton is athletic enough to be effective as a rebounder and defender, though he’s not a star in either of those areas. At 6’7”, his length will help him keep up with NBA wings.

Hamilton probably won’t be needed at the small forward spot in Minnesota, where Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph can handle most of the minutes. At the 2-guard, though, Hamilton could challenge Johnson for the starting job if he plays well enough.

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