Wolves need 3-point shooter to build around Love


Shooting guards to the Timberwolves and like unicorns to everyone else -- they don't exist.

That could change in next month's NBA Draft, where the Timberwolves are in desperate need of a really good 3-point shooter.

"We were the No. 1 worst in the league in 3-point shooting, so obviously that's a weakness we have," Wolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders told FOX Sports North. "It's going to improve with (Kevin) Love being back in the lineup, that's one thing. Then you look at the fact of being able to spread the floor and get the rest of the offense started."

A common opinion is that Love doesn't want to be a Timberwolf. Love hushed that opinion when speaking about Saunders on Wednesday.

“He’s very hopeful that I’ll be part of the team, a big part of the team, for many years to come,” Love told NBC Sports. “And I don’t see why he should think otherwise.”

Two shooters that might be available at No. 9, where the Wolves are picking, are Lehigh's C.J. McCollum and Georgia's Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

Saunders says that while packaging draft picks to move up in the draft is unlikely, and that teams are in "draft mode."

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