Friday, May 12, 2017

"When the Timberwolves Passed on Isaiah Thomas to Draft a Mystery Man from Qatar"

Vice:

On draft night, the Timberwolves thought Ngombo was 21 years old. In reality, he likely was almost 27.

How did Minnesota president of basketball operations David Kahn make such a mistake? The story starts with Philo, whose job was to scour the globe for prospects who might turn into useful NBA players. In 2010, he got a tip from a friend in the Middle East.