The Wolves look much different entering this year’s draft than they did last year’s draft, and they’re going to continue to turn the roster over until they find something that works. The biggest piece that’s been moved was Robert Covington as part of a massive four-team trade that reshaped the Wolves. 

Vassell should be able to slide right into the same role that Covington played for Minnesota, even if he wouldn’t be as good at it right away. While at Florida State he shot better than 40% from deep and showed a much more versatile offensive game than he’ll likely be tasked with being responsible for early on in the NBA. Defensively, he won’t step in and be an All-Defense guy on day one, but he should be adequate enough on that end of the floor to give hope that one day he can be an above-average defender.