NBA Draft Lottery is Tonight
Brooklyn, NY (Learfield) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves will find out tonight what position they will be drafting in late next month at the N-B-A Draft. The annual draft lottery takes place tonight in New York.
The Wolves, who used the top overall selection in last year's draft to take this year's Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns, have a 30-percent chance to land a top three pick. Minnesota had the fifth-worst record in the league this season. The Sixers have the best shot at the top spot, with the Los Angeles Lakers next in line.
The Wolves will have Towns in New York City representing the franchise for tonight's lottery. Every N-B-A team that missed the postseason is eligible for the lottery with the chances increasing for the top spot the worse a team's record is.
The top three picks are selected with a ping pong ball. Picks four to 14 are then selected by record. Coin flips will settle who picks between two teams that finish with the same record. Playoff teams end up with picks 15 to 30 and are placed by record.
Ben Simmons of L-S-U and Brandon Ingram of Duke are considered the favorites as the potential top two picks in the draft, which is set for June 23rd.