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Timberwolves' pick at No. 5: Kris Dunn, Providence guard

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The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Providence point guard Kris Dunn with the No. 5 overall pick of the 2016 NBA draft on Thursday night.

Player profile:

  • Age: 22 (junior)

  • Height/weight: 6-foot-4, 220 pounds

  • 2015-16 stats: 16.4 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 6.2 APG

Chad Ford's Big Board ranking -- No. 3: "Dunn's athleticism, defensive ability and floor vision make him the favorite of teams that want an instant-impact point guard who can lock down other opponents and run a team." More (Insider)

Kevin Pelton's stats and scouting ranking -- No. 6: "Few prospects in this year's draft are more capable of contributing right away than Dunn, who has the highest 2016-17 projection of anyone in Ford's top 10." More (Insider)

Scouting report -- positives:

  • Versatile guard who can score from anywhere on the floor

  • Great size for his position

Scouting report -- negatives:

  • Needs to improve shot selection

  • Can be turnover prone

Read the full scouting report (Insider)

ESPN Analytics projection (within his first five seasons):

  • Chances he'll be an All-Star: 18 percent

  • Chances he'll be a starter: 21 percent

  • Chances he'll be a bench player: 34 percent

  • Chances he'll be a bust: 26 percent

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