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Timberwolves Win 2015 NBA Draft Lottery

The Minnesota Timberwolves have won the NBA Draft Lottery for the first time ever. The Timberwolves finished with the worst record in the league and had a 25 percent chance of earning the top pick. This is the first time since the Orlando Magic in 2004 that the team with the worst record has won the lottery.

The Los Angeles Lakers also had a good night. Not only did the Lakers keep their top five protected pick, but they moved up to No. 2. The Philadelphia 76ers will pick third.

The loser of the night was the New York Knicks. The Knicks finished with the second-worst record in the league, but they dropped back to No. 4. New York will still have a chance at an excellent prospect, but the hope was to have a chance at one of the top two big men in Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor.

The rest of the lottery was chalk.¬†Here’s the entire draft order.

1. Minnesota Timberwolves

2. Los Angeles Lakers

3. Philadelphia 76ers

4. New York Knicks

5. Orlando Magic

6. Sacramento Kings

7. Denver Nuggets

8. Detroit Pistons

9. Charlotte Hornets

10. Miami Heat

11. Indiana Pacers

12. Utah Jazz

13. Phoenix Suns

14. Oklahoma City Thunder

15. Atlanta Hawks (via Brooklyn Nets)

16. Boston Celtics

17. Milwaukee Bucks

18. Houston Rockets (via New Orleans Pelicans)

19. Washington Wizards

20. Toronto Raptors

21. Dallas Mavericks

22. Chicago Bulls

23. Portland Trail Blazers

24. Cleveland Cavaliers

25. Memphis Grizzlies

26. San Antonio Spurs

27. Los Angeles Lakers (via Houston Rockets)

28. Boston Celtics (via Los Angeles Clippers)

29. Brooklyn Nets (via Atlanta Hawks)

30. Golden State Warriors

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