Friday, May 12, 2017

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

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.