Timberwolves stand pat, get pick No. 13 in Draft Lottery

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - The NBA's annual draft lottery was held on Tuesday night and the Minnesota Timberwolves stayed right where they started.

The Timberwolves were slotted with the No 13 pick. The team had a 2.18 percent chance at moving up to a top 3 pick.

Things could have been worse. If the Suns would have moved up from the 14th spot, it would have pushed the Timberwolves down to pick No. 14, which would have go to Phoenix. The Wolves had traded this year's first-round pick to the Suns, but it was protected if it was No. 13 or higher.

General Manager Milton Newton represented the Wolves at the Draft Lottery which aired on ESPN.

Cleveland bucked the trend again moving up from No. 9 to No. 1 in the draft. It was the second straight year that Cleveland will have the No. 1 pick. Milwaukee will pick No. 2 and Philadelphia will pick third.

The teams with the worst records in the league have the best odds of securing the first pick in the upcoming NBA draft.

The Milwaukee Bucks had a 25 percent chance to win the lottery and receive the first pick, Philadelphia had a 19.9 percent chance and Orlando followed with a 15.6 percent chance.


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