weeks months of anticipation, the Minnesota Timberwolves (and their fans) finally know their fate as it pertains to their 2021 first-round pick:
2021 NBA Draft Top 4:— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 23, 2021
The 2021 NBA Draft Lottery has come and gone, and the Detroit Pistons are the big winners when it comes to the Cade Cunningham sweepstakes. The Houston Rockets — who entered the lottery with the worst record in the league — fell to second, with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors coming in third and fourth, respectively.
Back to the Timberwolves — it obviously sucks to give up a first round pick, and the latest news brings closure to the Andrew Wiggins for D’Angelo Russell swap. The Warriors will now enter the 2021 NBA Draft with the 7th and 14th pick, while the Wolves will enter the summer of 2021 with hopes of bringing Leandro Bolmaro over from Europe.
Overall, it could be viewed by some as a disappointing night for the state of Minnesota, but it also closes a chapter on this franchise while simultaneously opening a new one.
The foundation has been set, and now it’s up to Gersson Rosas and his front office to make the necessary ancillary moves to take this roster (and this franchise) to the next level.
The rest of the 2021 NBA Draft order can be found below: