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Five possible 2021 NBA Draft pairings that would be perfect marriages

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The Minnesota Timberwolves currently stand in last place in the NBA and could be looking at their second No. 1 draft pick in as many years. Last year, they took Anthony Edwards who is looking like a home-run pick as he makes a run at Rookie of the Year, averaging 23.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.6 steals in the month of April, shooting 44.4% from the field and 36.2% from three.

With the promising, young and talented core of Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns and DeAngelo Russell, the Timberwolves will have their shot at pairing another promising prospect alongside them in Cade Cunninghamwho would be an outstanding match in Minneapolis. 

Cunningham brings elite winning intangibles and would provide for an excellent young boost with a mature approach to the game. His ability to facilitate, make decisions and play-make on the offensive end with the spacing and different looks that Towns, Edwards and Russell will provide can provide a big boost on the offensive end of the floor.

On the defensive end, Cunningham would provide some needed consistency and versatility to the perimeter given his 6-foot-7, 220-pound frame and incredible acumen can provide.

Cunningham has an extremely high floor as a prospect and his mentality and approach to the game will be a very valuable asset to whichever organization that takes him – especially if it were a young team in the midst of a build like the Timberwolves.

Cunningham averaged 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists this season and currently ranks as the No. 1 prospect on the 247Sports Big Board.


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