Saunders scouting for Wolves at NBA Draft Combine

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With the NBA Draft fast approaching, the Timberwolves are checking out the pre-draft Scouting Combine in Chicago to watch and interact with draft hopefuls.

Wolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders joined Dan Barreiro on KFAN-FM 100.3 Friday to discuss the players he's interested in.

Alex Len, Ben McLemore, Shabazz Muhammad, Otto Porter, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Michael Carter-Williams are some of the names Saunders interviewed.

One player Saunders didn't get a chance to meet with is Indiana's Victor Oladipo, who Saunders called the most "NBA-ready" player available.

The Wolves own two picks in the first-round -- No. 9 and No. 26. There is a slight chance of pick No. 9 improving in Tuesday's lottery.

Ex-Gopher Trevor Mbakwe is participating at the Combine.

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