Timberwolves win 2015 draft lottery, get No. 1 overall pick

Anything is possible. The Timberwolves won the 2015 NBA draft lottery and will have the No. 1 overall pick for the first time in franchise history.

"This is a great day for our franchise and our fans. We're excited about the opportunity to have the top pick in the draft for the first time in franchise history," said Flip Saunders, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations. "The No. 1 pick is a fantastic asset to have as we look to add more talent to our team."

The club entered the lottery with a 25 percent chance of winning the top pick and 64.28 percent chance of landing a top-three selection. The Wolves have never selected higher than second. 

Now, the question remains, will they select Karl-Anthony Towns, touted as the clear cut best player in this year's draft, or a sizable 6'5 guard in D'Angelo Russell, or perhaps former Duke star Jahlil Okafor? Or someone else?

Owner Glen Taylor will represent the team in the lottery selection, which will be held at 7 p.m. CT at the New York Hilton Midtown. 

The Los Angeles Lakers will select second, the Philadelphia 76ers will select third.

Timberwolves lottery pick history

2014, Pick 13: Zach LaVine

2013, Pick 9: Trey Burke

2011, Pick 2: Derrick Williams

2010, Pick 4: Wes Johnson

2009, Pick 5: Ricky Rubio

2009, Pick 6: Jonny Flynn

2008, Pick 3: O.J. Mayo

2007, Pick 7: Corey Brewer

2006, Pick 6: Brandon Roy

2005, Pick 14: Rashad McCants

1999, Pick 6: Wally Szczerbiak

1996, Pick 5: Ray Allen

1995, Pick 5: Kevin Garnett

1994, Pick 4: Donyell Marshall

1993, Pick 5: Isaiah Rider

1992, Pick 3: Christian Laettner

1991, Pick 7: Luc Longley

1990, Pick 6: Felton Spencer


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