On Tuesday night, Minnesota lucked into the top spot in the 2015 NBA Draft lottery. Yes, they had the most ping pong balls, but 25 percent is hardly a sure thing. The Lakers earned the No. 2 choice, avoiding the drop outside the top five that would have earmarked their pick to Philadelphia, who earned No. 3 instead. Philly also missed out on the top-10 protected Heat pick, who landed in the No. 10 spot.
But instead of going through the coterie of deferred picks for later years, let’s focus on next month’s NBA Draft in Brooklyn. Specifically, who do the Timberwolves take with the top slot?