Good evening from Minneapolis. We're looking forward to an interesting evening. The draft begins in 10 minutes. We'll be back at 6:30 p.m. to start posting your comments.
Embiid is a 20-year old 7-footer who set Kansas freshman records in field-goal percentage, rebounding and blocked shots (72). He has been compared by some draft experts to former Houston Rocket Hakeem Olajuwon.
Crash, There are those who think that Boston would be the candidate for a Love trade if the Golden State deal doesn't happen.
At No. 44, The Timberwolves drafted G Markel Brown and then traded him to Brooklyn for cash.
If the Wolves keep their last pick -- No. 53 -- they'll be up in about 20 minutes.
Before that trade, the Nets did not have a second-round pick.
The Wolves next pick should be in about 10 minutes. We'll wrap up the chat shortly after that.
Some possibilities for the next Wolves' pick: A couple of seven-footers are still available ... Arizona State C Jordan Bachynski and Artem Klimenko from Russia. A power-forward from Florida named Patric Young is still available as well.
It would look like a trade is unlikely tonight. And, most observers think a trade isn't imminent. Flip Saunders seems to be willing to go into next season with Love on the roster. I said earlier that Garnett got traded five weeks after the draft.
Wolves are on the clock for their final pick of the night (at No. 53 overall).
Patrick Reusse wrote this morning that Flip can wait on trading Love. He said he could wait until Carmelo Anthony signs.
The Wolves took Italian Alessandro Gentile at No. 52. At 21, Gentile is already a veteran of the Italian leagues.