Zach LaVine is not excited* to join the Minnesota Timberwolves

With their 13th overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves selected UCLA’s Zach LaVine. He was not thrilled.

To be fair, LaVine isn’t headed into an ideal situation. The 6-foot-5 guard had predicted going to the Phoenix Suns –likely one spot later rather than at No. 18 — and he’ll instead join a franchise that ranks among one of the most inept in the league. With star forward Kevin Love almost certainly on his way out, the roster might only return three players who average double-digit scoring.

As a consolation (?), he could play alongside fellow former UCLA guard Shabazz Muhammad, whom the Timberwolves picked 14th overall in 2013.

Also, I hear it’s cold in Minnesota. Good luck, Zach.

*UPDATE: Reporters asked LaVine whether or not he was aware that Twitter thought he was upset.

“No man, I’m completely ecstatic,” he said. “I couldn’t be more happy. I’m a very emotional person, so I might’ve uttered something completely wrong but I put my head down, thanked God, kissed my mom, kissed my dad, couldn’t believe this was happening to me right now. I’m going into Minnesota full-fledged ready to become a Timberwolf.”

  • David Michael Crowell

    What a tool, glad he’s gone.

  • MPPBruin

    I don’t like spending too much energy complaining about college kids, but it’s hard to not feel like LaVine is a pretty spoiled kid. He leaves school because he feels like he deserves more playing time. Now he’s going to gripe because he didn’t get drafted by the preferred team.

  • Brrrrruins

    He just got a chance to make more money in a couple of years of throwing a round piece of leather through a metal hoop than most people will make in a lifetime, and he is upset? It’s a frickin game, dude. Be thankful that anyone is dumb enough to pay a player that doesn’t have NBA-ready skills to be on their team as a project. And we’re glad you’re gone. While you were quiet like Jrue was while not getting the playing time you thought you deserved, now you get to see what finishing in traffic is really like (as you found that hard to do in college, just wait for facing real big men in the paint, and get ready for being pushed into the stands). I can’t believe a team that is floundering like the Wolves would take on such a project, but the fans in Minnesota are going to need to be the most patient fan base in the world…unless they use him in a trade…which is entirely possible.

  • Tommy B Low Us

    Can you blame him? No one really wants to play for the T Wolves. I am sure K Love is out of there too.

  • Steve W

    Why so much hate towards him? He’s a good kid, represented Ucla well in his lone year. Good luck to him, whether he was happy or not with the draft.

  • betomas

    S k S Puto!