MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - The Minnesota Timberwolves were hoping a new man in charge of the front office might change their luck at the NBA Draft Lottery.
President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas was in Chicago for the event Tuesday night. He hasn’t hired a head coach yet, but the Timberwolves know where they’ll be picking in the draft. Their logo was revealed with the No. 11 pick for the NBA Draft. They were projected to have the No. 10 pick.
The Timberwolves have never moved up in the NBA Draft Lottery before Tuesday night. They had a three percent chance to get the No. 1 overall pick, and a 14 percent chance of getting a top four pick.
The Timberwolves have never had the No. 11 pick.
The last time they had the No. 1 pick, they took Karl-Anthony Towns in 2015.
The Wolves have had seven first-round picks since 2013, and only two of them are still on the roster: Towns and Josh Okogie. Zach LaVine (2014), Kris Dunn (2016) and Lauri Markkanen all were dealt to Chicago to get Jimmy Butler to Minnesota.
The NBA Draft is set for Thursday, June 20.