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  • Timberwolves Win NBA Draft Lottery, Chance to Take Kentucky’s Towns or Duke’s Okafor

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    Mar 28, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Karl-Anthony Towns (12) and guard Aaron Harrison (2) and guard Tyler Ulis (3) jump in the air after the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the finals of the midwest regional of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena. Kentucky won 68-66. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

    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

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    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.

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