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Wendell Moore Drafted #26 By Dallas Then Traded To Minnesota In The 2022 NBA Draft

As Duke puts four in the first round

Georgia Tech v Duke
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - JANUARY 04: Wendell Moore Jr. #0 of the Duke Blue Devils is shown against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on January 04, 2022 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke won 69-57.
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Wendell Moore followed his Duke teammates Paolo Banchero, Mark Williams and AJ Griffin into the NBA when the Dallas Mavericks took him at #26 in the 2022 NBA Draft. He was subsequently traded to Minnesota.

There’s a bit of home for him there: the Joneses live there as do the Hurts. Their sons Tyus, Tre and Matthew were his teammates at Duke. We’d guess he’ll probably get some home cooked meals and, if he wants it, some family time.

He’ll have plenty of competition for minutes there: Malik Beasley, Anthony Edwards, Jaylen Nowell, Josh Okogie, D’Angelo Russell, Leandro Bolmaro, Taurean Prince and Jake Layman are all similarly sized players.

But Moore’s versatility and character mean he’ll probably find a solid role as a rookie. He’s not going to displace Edwards or Russell but he can earn good minutes off the bench.

Somewhat like Orlando, but in reverse, the T-Wolves have a lot of midsized players. Orlando has far too many bigs. Seems like an arrangement could be made.