The team that has lost 66 games in this 2014-15 edition of NBA emerged as big winners Tuesday night.
In the League’s annual lottery, Minnesota Timberwolves landed as the No 1 overall pick of 2015 NBA draft. Based on its last place finish on League-Standings, the Wolves had an NBA high 25-percent chance of landing the first pick of the draft. This is Minnesota’s maiden top-draft pick as a team.
The Wolves were followed by the Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers who landed second and third picks, respectively. The New York Knicks became the 4th pick and Orlando Magic the fifth.
Barclays Center, Home of the Brooklyn Nets, will be hosting the event NBA Drafts on June 25.
“Having the No. 1 pick gives us the opportunity to really evaluate everybody and really see what direction we want to go,” said a “too emotional” Wolves President and coach Flip Saunders. “At this point, we’re open. We’ll pick the best player for us on June 25.”
“I’m just really happy for the Minnesota fans because they’ve been so loyal and they’ve been so patient with us and this has been such a difficult year,” added Minneseta Franchise owner Glen Taylor.
Karl Towns, the Kentucky big-man, Jahlil Okafor, the Duke center, D’Angelo Russell, the Ohio State point-guard and Emmanuel Mudiay, who featured professionally in China this season, became the top draft eligible players.