Found June 29, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
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MINNEAPOLIS Strip away the pomp and circumstance, the boos directed at David Stern. Forget the interviews that ran the gamut of emotional to senseless and the nascent dreams of relevance, and the NBA draft becomes something else altogether. Get rid of it all, gut it to its core, and the draft can be a burden. It's an economics professor's dream, a laboratory of risk aversion and cost-benefit analysis. It's a gambler's paradise, this year starting with pick No. 2 through the rest of the draft. As much as it's a general manager's heyday, it's also his nightmare, the threat of failure and mockery looming in the back of everyone's minds from the minute Stern opens that little envelope. Unlike most other teams, whose anxieties and uncertainties hinged on the first round, the Timberwolves had to wait (and wait, and wait) to make their gamble on Thursday. They had to watch and hope and attempt to deal. They had to make do, and in the early aftermath of t...
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