Minnesota Timberwolves won the 2020 NBA draft lottery on Thursday. This year in the draft, they will be getting the first pick. During the last season, the Timberwolves had the third-worst record. They will be followed by the worst record holders of last season in the draw, Golden State Warriors. Then, Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls will follow them.
After winning the lottery, Gersson Rosas, Timberwolve’s President of Basketball stated that winning the lottery will help them to add potential players to the organization. The decision is going to be aggressive to improve the team as a whole. It is one of those teams that has the youngest players in the NBA. It has players like Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell that can have its own advantage. The team can move forward because winning this can be a major step in terms of talent acquisition for the trade market or even the draft.
How will the NBA lottery help the Wolves?
Wolves and Warriors were engaged in a blockbuster trade before this year’s deadline. Minnesota sent Andrew Wiggins to Golden State in exchange for Russell. These two teams had their picks on Thursday ironically. Stephen Curry and Russell were screened representing their teams where it was announced that Minnesota will have their first pick since 2015. The Warriors have been a part of the last five NBA finals and have also won three of them whereas Minnesota is still trying to bring in and make a name for itself.
During the last season Klay Thompson, who is the guard of Golden State got a hand injury. Immediately after that, they became one of the worst teams this season. The Warriors will be upgrading the roaster around the veteran core as they are now left with the second pick. They will soon return to get themselves tagged back into the championship. This year, the draws were drawn virtually with representatives of all the 14 teams joined in a video conference.
The Timberwolves are considered as the unluckiest lottery team and had the worst lottery draft since 1985. Minnesota Timberwolves is owned by Glen Taylor and was founded in 1989. In 2004, Timberwolves won their first division championship and advanced to the Western Conference finals. Ryan Saunders is the current head coach for the team. Although they have not won any championship or conference title, the team will surely show an improvement in the upcoming season. During the lottery, luck is a feature but the Ping Pong balls have surely been crueler to some teams. Starting with good fortune, we expect Timberwolves will surely prove no matter how much you suffer, you can always reverse your life to win.