Wolves draft position set in the first round

The 2019 NBA Draft has come and gone and the Minnesota Timberwolves will be selecting 11th overall.

The Wolves entered the night with the 10th best odds of moving into the top four in the draft. They had a 13.9% chance of drafting in the top four and a 3.0% chance at moving up all the way to No. 1.

In the 30-year history of the Minnesota Timberwolves this is the 21st time that they’ve participated in the NBA Draft Lottery. Entering the night the team had never moved up above their slot in the draft order. Obviously, that didn’t change on Tuesday night in Chicago. Even when selecting Karl-Anthony Towns first overall in 2015 the Wolves had the worst record in the NBA and a 25% chance of landing the top pick.

Three teams vaulted up from their draft positions into the top four. The Los Angeles Lakers moved from the 11th slot to the fourth pick, the Memphis Grizzlies moved up from the eighth slot to the second pick and the New Orleans Pelicans moved up from the seventh slot to the top pick. The Knicks finished with the third overall pick.