Trader Flip pulls off two trades, gets 4 players in NBA draft 28 Jun 13
Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves tonight acquired the draft rights to Shabazz Muhammad, the 14th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, and Gorgui Dieng, the 21st overall pick, in exchange for the rights to Trey Burke, the ninth overall pick.

In his lone season at UCLA, Muhammad helped UCLA to a 25-10 record, the Pac-12 regular-season title, a runner-up finish in the Pac-12 Tournament and an NCAA Tournament berth. Muhammad led the Bruins in scoring on his way to securing First-Team All-Pac-12 honors. Muhammad’s 17.9 ppg average ranked him fourth in the conference and second all-time among UCLA freshman, 9th all-time among Pac-12 freshman. Muhammad also earned Second-Team All-America honors from the Sporting News and was one of 21 players named to the Lute Olson All-America Team. Muhammed’s .377 mark from long range ranked him 12th in the conference and his 40 three-pointers were second-most on the team. He scored in double figures in 31-of-32 games and at least 20 points in 14 games, guiding UCLA to a 12-2 record in those contests. 

A Kebemer, Senegal native, Dieng was selected to the All-Big East First Team and named the Big East Defensive Player of the Year this past season as Louisville won the national championship. Dieng led the Cardinals in both rebounds (9.4 rpg) and blocks (2.5 bpg), ranking third in scoring (9.8 ppg). During Louisville’s NCAA tournament run, he averaged 8.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game, shooting .774 from the field. Dieng finished his three-year collegiate career with 267 blocked shots, the second-highest total in school history, including setting a school record with 128 blocks as a sophomore.

Shabazz Muhammad College Statistics
                                           FIELD GOALS        3-POINT FG       FREE THROWS         REBOUNDS                                   
Year    
   TM      G    MIN    FG    FGA    PCT    FG    FGA    PCT    FT    FTA    PCT    OFF    DEF    TOT    AST    PF    STL    TO    BLK    PTS     AVG 
12-13    UCLA    32    986    
  202    456    .443      40    106    .377      128    180    .711      87      80      167      27      53      23      51      4      572    17.9
TOTALS        
    32    986      202    456    .443      40    106    .377      128    180    .711      87      80      167      27      53      23      51      4      572    17.9

Gorgui Dieng College Statistics
                                         FIELD GOALS        3-POINT FG       FREE THROWS         REBOUNDS                                   
Year    
   TM      G    MIN    FG    FGA    PCT    FG    FGA    PCT    FT    FTA    PCT    OFF    DEF    TOT    AST    PF    STL    TO    BLK    PTS     AVG 
10-11    LOU     29    451       68      110    .618      0         1        .000     28      52     .538       53        75      128        19      63     13      27      56      164     5.7
11-12    LOU     40  1312    
  145    276    .525      1        2        .500    73    108    .676     138      225      363       42   132     47     80    128      364    9.1
12-13
   LOU    33  1026    125    234    .534    0      0        —    73    112    .652    113    197       310      66     85     44    59    83    323   9.8
TOTALS        102  2789    338    620    .545    1      3      .333    174    272    .640    304    497     801    127    280    104    166    267  851   8.3


Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves tonight announced the team has acquired a 2014 second-round pick and cash considerations from Golden State in exchange for Malcolm Lee and the rights to the 26th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft (Andre Roberson). The Wolves then completed tonight’s NBA Draft by selecting N.C. State guard Lorenzo Brown (52nd pick) and Bojan Dubljevic (59th pick) in the second round.

Brown, 22, started 95 of 101 games during his collegiate career at N.C. State, finishing as one of only three players in school history with over 500 career assists (589). As a junior this past season, Brown averaged 12.4 points and an ACC-best 7.2 assists per game, the highest single-season assist average by a Wolfpack player since 1990-91. He ranked second in the ACC in steals (2.0), being named to the All-ACC Second Team by both the media and coaches. Brown finished up his three-year collegiate career averaging 11.6 points and 5.8 assists per game.

Dubljevic, 21, spent this past season playing with Spanish club Valencia Basket, averaging 12.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in 19.8 minutes per game. A 6-9 forward, Dubljevic shot .533 from the floor, including .474 from three-point range. He appeared in 16 Eurocup games with Valencia, averaging 13.3 points and 4.8 rebounds in 20.6 minutes per game. This season was his first in the ACB, the top league in Spain. Previously, Dubljevic spent two seasons with Buducnost in the Adriatic League, averaging 6.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game while shooting .389 from three-point range. 

aLee averaged 4.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game in 16 games (12 starts) with the Wolves this past season. Over his two-year career with Minnesota, the 6-5 guard averaged 4.0 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 35 games. He was originally acquired in a draft day trade during the 2011 NBA Draft.