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NBA Draft Lottery: Wolves WIN! Wolves WIN!

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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN... WE GOT IT!

The Minnesota Timberwolves have OFFICIALLY defied decades of misery and WON the 2020 NBA Draft Lottery, giving them the first chance at selecting Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman, OR trade it for a more established veteran. The full lottery results can be found below:

Complete First Round Draft Order

  1. Minnesota Timberwolves
  2. Golden State Warriors
  3. Charlotte Hornets
  4. Chicago Bulls
  5. Cleveland Cavaliers
  6. Atlanta Hawks
  7. Detroit Pistons
  8. New York Knicks
  9. Washington Wizards
  10. Phoenix Suns
  11. San Antonio Spurs
  12. Sacramento Kings
  13. New Orleans Pelicans
  14. Boston Celtics (via Memphis Grizzlies)
  15. Orlando Magic
  16. Portland Trailblazers
  17. Minnesota Timberwolves (via Brooklyn Nets)
  18. Dallas Mavericks
  19. Brooklyn Nets (via Philadelphia 76ers)
  20. Miami Heat
  21. Philadelphia 76ers (via Miami Heat)
  22. Denver Nuggets (via Houston Rockets)
  23. Utah Jazz
  24. Milwaukee Bucks (via Indiana Pacers)
  25. Oklahoma City Thunder (via Denver Nuggets)
  26. Boston Celtics
  27. New York Knicks (via Los Angeles Clippers)
  28. Los Angeles Lakers
  29. Toronto Raptors
  30. Boston Celtics (via Milwaukee Bucks)

As a general reminder, in addition to the top pick and pick #17, the Wolves also possess their own second-round pick (#33).

While we finally have some structure going forward, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to throw a massive wrench into how teams will approach the 2020 NBA Draft (which is currently scheduled for Friday, October 16). How will teams work out players? Are team visits still a thing? Do all of these guys have Zoom accounts?

Regardless of how this all plays out over the next few months, tonight’s lottery results are a MASSIVE victory for a franchise that has been dead last in doing just that — winning. The top pick should provide PLENTY of ammo for Gersson Rosas and his staff to be uber aggressive as they continue to revamp the roster in attempts to build a contender. Only time will tell, but for now it appears like we can finally kick off #MockDraftSZN to keep us entertained for the next handful of weeks.

With all of that said, what do you think? How do you see the top of the draft playing out now that the order has officially been set?