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SportNBA Draft 2019 rumors: Gonzaga's Rui Hachimura may have commitment from Timberwolves

01:15  20 may  2019
01:15  20 may  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Rui Hachimura (八村 塁 Hachimura Rui , born February 8, 1998) is a Japanese basketball player for the Gonzaga Bulldogs of the West Coast Conference (WCC) and the Japanese national team.

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It appears like the Timberwolves have a good idea about who they want to select with the 11th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Minnesota may have committed to selecting Gonzaga's Rui Hachimura if he's available, according to a report from Basketball Insiders.

Minnesota could be looking to pair Hachimura with Karl-Anthony Towns in its frontcourt, as Anthony Tolliver and Taj Gibson are both unrestricted free agents.

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Position. Height. Weight. From. SF PF. 6-8. 225. Gonzaga (Japan). Born. Wingspan. Standing Reach. Vertical. 2/8/98. 7-2. NA. NA. Follow @NBAdraftRoom. Overview Hachimura is a physical specimen who shows flashes of big time upside.

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Hachimura is projected to be a mid-first round pick on several draft boards and reports suggest he coud end up in the lottery, at the very least. He elected not to participate in pre-draft workouts.

The 6-8 forward averaged 19.7 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in a breakout junior season for the Bulldogs in 2018-19. He was named West Coast Conference Player of the Year and received the Julius Erving Award, which is given to the country's best small forward.

Hachimura has reportedly drawn interest from several other teams inside the top 10.

NBA Draft 2019 rumors: Knicks considering trading No. 3 pick.
New York could make the move in an effort to acquire pieces that would "better complement" free agents like Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving. The report adds a trade of this nature likely wouldn't happen until the draft starts because both teams would want to know which players are available when the No. 8 pick is on the clock. The Knicks finished this past season with the worst record in the league at 17-65 and many projected New York would earn the No. 1 overall pick and then go on to select Zion Williamson out of Duke. But the Pelicans and Grizzlies ended up taking the first and second picks, respectively.

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