UW forward Bobby Jones was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves early in the second round, the 36th pick overall. The T-wolves then shipped Jones off to Philadelphia.
Afterward, Jones said he was just happy to be on the roster of a team that wants him enough to trade for him.
ON GETTING THE CALL FROM HIS AGENT SAYING HE WAS GOING TO BE PICKED AND THEN TRADED TO PHILLY: I was estatic and excited to know that I did get picked. I was excited and I was overwhelmed, and I’ve been celebrating ever since. I’m happy somebody wanted me. When they tried to get me, that showed interest also that they wanted me. I heard that they lacked a defense presence in the position that I played, so I feel like I have a very good opportunity to step in and start contributing to the team immediately.
ON MINNESOTA PICKING — and TRADING — HIM AND ROY: It was crazy. Minnesota drafted me and Brandon and traded us both away. We were that close to being on the same team, almost. But we’ve got to realize the business aspect of the game, and you can’t fall in love with somebody, because if you do the next day your heart might be broken because they find a better business proposal that might help their team. That’s just how it is. Either way, I’m pretty sure Brandon is happy to stay close to home in the Northwest, and I’m happy being on a team and I don’t have to fight to be a free agent or something like that.