Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
Despite Kevin Love and his #9 Ricky Rubio action figure, the TWolves didn't move up in tonight's NBA Draft Lottery. Of course, they didn't move down either.
This is the fifteenth time in franchise history that the Wolves have been a team with a lottery pick and either haven't moved up or they've moved down. Officially 0-for-15.
Kevin Love represented the Wolves at the Draft Lottery among a number of last year's rookies, front office executives and nerdy looking owner's children. Flip asked Love to represent the Wolves to repair some burnt bridges between Love & Kahn and let Kevin know he's still the face and future of this franchise.
Here's how the Top 14 shakes out...
For the second time in the last three years the Cleveland Cavaliers have the #1 overall pick. I'd say chances are good Nerlens Noel will be a Cav in another month (they could go McLemore if they believe he can be a small forward, or perhaps they'll trade down and go with a guy like Otto Porter). The Orlando Magic had the best chance at the #1 pick (25%), but they'll be picking #2 (wouldn't it have been crazy if they'd grabbed the #1 pick and drafted another future all-star center, a la Shaquille O'Neal & Dwight Howard). The Wizards were at #8 pre-Lottery, but moved into the top three and will pick 3rd for the second straight season (last year nabbing Bradley Beal). The Bobcats had the #2 pick pre-Lottery, but the plummet to #4 (second time in two seasons that they've moved down), it'll be very interesting to see who they go with at #4. The Suns stayed at #5, the Pelicans moved down to #6, the Kings down to #7 and the Pistons down to #8 (to account for Washington moving up from #8). The Timberwolves stay at #9 as do the last five teams (Portland, Philadelphia, Oklahoma City (via Toronto), Dallas & Utah.
Because there will be a number of new mock drafts out in the next 48 hours, you can expect part two of our Mock Drafts 'Around the Net' sometime in the next two days! Until then, thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!
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