Timberwolves win NBA draft lottery, Lakers take second place, Knicks fourth

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor poses for photos after the Timberwolves won the No. 1 pick in the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor poses for photos after the Timberwolves won the No. 1 pick in the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

By Charles Glover, Jr.

The Minnesota Timberwolves entered the NBA draft lottery with the best odds to win the first pick and successfully landed the first choice. The Timberwolves will now have the last three number one overall draft picks on their roster next season due to their trade last season in which they acquired NBA rookie of the year Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett in exchange for Kevin Love.

Andrew Wiggins, last season's number one draft pick, was named Rookie of the Year this season.

Andrew Wiggins, last season’s number one draft pick, was named Rookie of the Year this season.

The rest of the top five draft picks are the Los Angeles Lakers with the second pick, the Philadelphia 76ers will have the third pick, the New York Knicks will pick fourth and the Orlando Magic will pick fifth.

The 2015 NBA Draft will take place on Thursday, June 25 which gives teams a little more than a month to put together their draft strategy. The Timberwolves are hopeful this draft helps turns things around for good or else they will be in position to add the fourth consecutive number one draft pick next year.–OnPointPress.net

Charles Glover, Jr. is a sports aficionado and licensed insurance agent with Health Markets. Follow me @GloverIsGood on Twitter.com.

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