Painful history of the Timberwolves and NBA Draft Lottery

The Minnesota Timberwolves enter Tuesday night's NBA Draft Lottery with the best chance to land the No. 1 overall pick, but history is working against them.

NBA Draft Lottery notes

- The Wolves have never selected No. 1 overall.

- The Wolves enter the lottery with a 64.28 percent chance of landing a Top 3 pick this year, and a 25 percent chance of getting the No. 1 overall pick.

- Timberwolves 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.

- This is the third time in franchise history the Wolves have been slotted to receive the No. 1 overall pick prior to the draft lottery. In 2011, they landed the No. 2 pick (Derrick Williams), and in 1992 they fell to the No. 3 pick (Christian Laettner).

- The last team slotted for the No. 1 pick, pre-lottery, to actually receive the top pick was Orlando in 2004.

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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