NBA players react to 2015 draft lottery results, Timberwolves winning

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Timberwolves win big, Knicks hit hard in 2015 NBA draft lottery
Wednesday May 20th, 2015

The Minnesota Timberwolves won the 2015 NBA draft lottery on Tuesday night, snagging the No. 1 pick.

The Los Angeles Lakers moved up from No. 4 to the No. 2 pick, while the New York Knicks fell to No. 4 despite having the second-best odds at the No. 1 pick. The Philadelphia 76ers won the No. 3 pick, with the Orlando Magic rounding out the top five at No. 5. 

Jahlil Okafor and Karl-Anthony Towns are considered potential favorites to be selected with the top two picks.

Current and former NBA players reacted to the lottery results on Twitter, including Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson and Okafor himself. 

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- Molly Geary


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