Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Timberwolves Win NBA Draft Lottery, Chance to Take Kentucky’s Towns or Duke’s Okafor
Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns could be the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
NEW YORK — The Minnesota Timberwolves became the first team since the Orlando Magic in 2004 to win the NBA Draft Lottery after entering with the league’s worst record.
The Wolves will have the choice between two potentially dominant big men in Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns and Duke’s Jahlil Okafor.
The Lakers pick No. 2, the Sixers No. 3 and the Knicks fell to 4.
Here’s the order for the NBA Draft on June 25 based on Tuesday night’s Lottery:
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
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.