Timberwolves Guide For 2017 NBA Lottery

It’s NBA Lottery Day! Who will get the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft? We will find out tonight.

Here’s what you need to know about it if you’re a Wolves fan:

Time: 7: 30 p.m. CT

Network: ESPN

Where is it? New York City. Uber now. Traffic is busy.

Who will be representing the Wolves? Wing Andrew Wiggins, the 2014 first-overall pick. 

What are Minnesota’s odds to get the No. 1 pick? 

  1. 5.3 percent
  2. 6.03 percent
  3. 6.98 percent
  4. 0 percent
  5. 0 percent
  6. 43.95 percent
  7. 33.09 percent
  8. 4.53 percent
  9. 0.12 percent

Odds of getting a top-3 pick: 18.31 percent

Odds of getting a pick 6-9: 81.69 percent

Odds of getting the 6th or 7th pick: 77.04 percent

Fun facts from Kyle (and the Timberwolves PR team . .. Okay, mostly the Timberwolves PR team):

  • Fifteen out of 25 players (60 percent) who were voted All Stars in 2017 were taken sixth or later.
  • Minnesota has never improved its draft position through the lottery. The Wolves have remained at their pre-lottery position 10 times and received a worse draft pick eight times.
  • The largest upset in the history of the draft lottery was in 1993 when the Orlando Magic (slotted 11th after a 41-41 season) won the top overall selection despite just a 1.52% chance. In 2008, the Chicago Bulls received the top overall pick despite entering the lottery with just a 1.7% chance, the second-largest upset ever. So, you’re saying there’s a chance . . .

Make sure to check back after the lottery for plenty of content on Timberwolves.com depending where the team’s pick is. Fingers crossed. 

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