Wolves Earn Top Overall Pick, Warriors, Hornets, Bulls Round Out Top-4
Despite owning only a 14 percent chance to win the first overall pick, the Minnesota Timberwolves were feeling lucky on Thursday night and our now on the clock.
On October 16, the Wolves will be picking first overall and will have their pick of LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman, and Anthony Edwards, the consensus top three best players in the upcoming NBA Draft. Rounding out the top four are the Golden State Warriors, Charlotte Hornets, and the Chicago Bulls.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to land the first overall pick in this year’s draft, marking only the second time in franchise history,” said Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas. “We are excited for the possibilities ahead of us to bring in a high caliber player now that we secured the first overall selection. As a front office, we are proud of what we’ve built here in Minnesota so far and we are looking forward to continuing to build upon that foundation in this year’s draft. We know with the number one pick we have the opportunity to draft an impact player who could immediately complement our young, strong core in All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns and All-Star guard D’Angelo Russell. The front office and I are prepared to get right to work with this new component for the draft and we’re confident we will be able to bring energy and excitement to our fanbase with our next moves.”
WE MOVED UP.
TO NUMBER ONE.pic.twitter.com/grDKLSPrNI
— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) August 21, 2020
In desperate need of adding some sort of positivity in the life of franchise corner stone, Karl-Anthony Towns, the Wolves must strike gold on Draft night.
“I’m glad I could represent for the state of Minnesota at the draft lottery the same way we plan to show out for our fans when we get back on the court,” said Russell after his team won the Draft Lottery. “The number one pick is exciting to have, it makes me think back to when Karl and I got drafted 1,2 in the 2015 draft. There’s so much buzz and energy during the draft as a player and I really look forward to seeing what Gersson and the front office will do to build upon our 2020-21 roster with this pick. I know we’re ready to compete and I can’t wait to see who joins us next.”
The following is the complete draft order:
Who will go number one in the 2020 NBA Draft?