By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Golden State Warriors were expected to receive the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Then, the NBA Draft Lottery happened.
The Warriors fell to the No. 2 overall pick. The Minnesota Timberwolves won the draft lottery to have the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
The NBA Draft Lottery normally takes place in May. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA Draft Lottery took place three months later.
The NBA Draft is slated to take place on October 16th. However, that may not happen, as it is believed that it could be pushed back with the start of the new 2020-21 NBA season.
“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,” Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas said. “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.”
This is the first-time since 2015 that the Timberwolves won the Draft Lottery. In 2015, with the No. 1 overall pick, Minnesota selected Karl-Anthony Towns.
Towns is the center piece of the Timberwolves franchise. D’Angelo Russell was acquired by the team in February in a trade with the Warriors.
Anthony Edwards could potentially be their top pick. Or, the Timberwolves could elect to go with James Wiseman, or LaMelo Ball, or somebody else.
Edwards was considered the top pick before the Draft Lottery.
2020 Draft Lottery Picks
1 – Minnesota Timberwolves
2 – Golden State Warriors
3 – Charlotte Hornets
4 – Chicago Bulls
5 – Cleveland Cavaliers
6 – Atlanta Hawks
7 – Detroit Pistons
8 – New York Knicks
9 – Washington Wizards
10 – Phoenix Suns
11 – San Antonio Spurs
12 – Sacramento Kings
13 – New Orleans Pelicans
14 – Boston Celtics (via the Memphis Grizzlies)
- The rest of the picks will be determined by the playoff seeding
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