The Minnesota Timberwolves had reason to celebrate Tuesday night, winning the NBA's draft lottery on and securing the top pick in this June's NBA draft.
The result ensures the Timberwolves, who finished a league-worst 16–66 this past season and had a 25% chance of winning the top overall pick Tuesday, will have the top picks from the 2013 (Anthony Bennett), 2014 (Andrew Wiggins) and 2015 NBA drafts on their roster to begin the 2016 season.
It's unclear if the Timberwolves will select Kentucky's Karl Anthony-Towns, Duke's Jahlil Okafor, or another player from the college or overseas ranks in the upcoming draft. But what was clear Tuesday was how excited the Timberwolves are about the opportunity.
The video below, courtesy of the Timberwolves, captures head coach Flip Saunders, his son, assistant coach Ryan Saunders and a host of other Minnesota staff celebrating the first No. 1 overall pick in team history.
- Will Green