Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 2/21/13
MINNEAPOLIS In recent years, the Minnesota Timberwolves have become all too familiar with the curse of No. 2 draft pick. Some years, No. 2 is bantered around with No. 1, falling to second in the draft only because of particular and specific needs. Other years, he is clearly the next-to-best choice, but no matter what, he is hyped beyond all reasonable hype, the game of a 19- or 20-year-old inflated beyond its worth.In Minnesota, there was Darko Milicic otherwise known as "manna from heaven" for just a split second picked second overall by the Pistons in 2003. He spent more than two seasons in Minnesota, doing next to nothing, and is now back in Europe, his NBA career for all intents and purposes finished.There was Michael Beasley, too, who arrived just after Milicic, for the 2010-11 season. He had been picked three spots before the Timberwolves' star forward Kevin Love in 2008, cast from Miami after two seasons with a tarnished reputation and questionable work ethic. The Timberwo...
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