The NBA Draft Lottery takes place tonight and the Wolves currently hold the 9th overall selection in the draft based on their regular season record. This marks the 15th appearance the franchise has had in the Lottery and not once in the prior 14 times did they move up.
There is a 6.11% chance that the team could move up into the top-three selection. The odds include a 1.7% chance to get the number one overall selection, a 2% chance for number two and a 2.41% chance for the third selection. Statistically, the most likely result is they stay at number nine (81.31%)
The highest the Wolves have ever selected in the draft was back in 2011 when they took Derrick Williams with the second overall selection.
Wolves All-Time Lottery Picks:
Year Player Pick School/Country
2011 Derrick Williams 2nd Arizona 2010 Wes Johnson 4th Syracuse 2009 Ricky Rubio* 5th Spain 2009 Jonny Flynn 6th Syracuse 2008 O.J. Mayo 3rd USC 2007 Corey Brewer 7th Florida 2006 Brandon Roy 6th Washington 2005 Rashad McCants 14th North Carolina 1999 Wally Szczerbiak** 6th Miami (Ohio) 1996 Ray Allen 5th Connecticut 1995 Kevin Garnett 5th Farragut Academy 1994 Donyell Marshall 4th Connecticut 1993 Isaiah Rider 5th UNLV 1992 Christian Laettner 3rd Duke 1991 Luc Longley 7th New Mexico 1990 Felton Spencer 6th Louisville
*Pick obtained in a trade with Washington ** Pick obtained in a trade with New Jersey