2020 NBA Draft Lottery results: Timberwolves in a good position

The top 14 picks of the 2020 NBA Draft have been officially determined. The 2020 NBA Draft Lottery had a couple of team jumps resulting in some possibilities that will make the draft interesting.

14. Boston Celtics

13. New Orleans Pelicans

12. Sacramento Kings

11. San Antonio Spurs

10. Phoenix Suns

9. Washington Wizards

8. New York Knicks

7. Detroit Pistons

6. Atlanta Hawks

5. Cleveland Cavaliers

4. Chicago Bulls

3. Charlotte Hornets

2. Golden State Warriors

1. Minnesota Timberwolves

You can watch the entire NBA Draft lottery below

What were some of the biggest surprises?

The Warriors who were not invited to the NBA restart after a historic run, had the best shot at the first pick according to Tankathon. The Timberwolves jumped up two spots to snatch that from them. The Cavaliers who had the second-best chance at the first pick fell all the way down to the 5th spot in the draft.

The Knicks were hoping to move up. Instead, they moved down to the 8th pick. Knicks fans were really hoping for a win after mixed reactions to the recent hiring of Tom Thibodeau.

The Bulls and Hornets did pretty well for themselves moving all the way in the top four while having the 7th and 8th best odds originally.

“Super Exciting. We trust Gersson and Ryan to continue making Minnesota a home for some of the younger guys coming up and even for some all-star guys coming in.” Said Minnesota Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell on ESPN when asked about the Timberwolves receiving the #1 overall pick. “The bar is set now and we are excited to get it going.”

For Timberwolves fans, this is exciting because it gives them several possibilities. They can obviously draft a player they like at number one or trade down. Or they can use that draft pick to trade for an all-star caliber player. I can’t help but feel that is what Russell hinted at with his comment.

There has been a lot of talk about Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell, and Devin Booker playing together one day. This would still be difficult for the Timberwolves to pull off but getting the #1 overall pick definitely doesn’t hurt. If Booker has a price that is too steep, there are a lot of other All-Star names floating around (Bradley Beal, Ben Simmons) that the Timberwolves can pursue that would bring a legitimate big three to Minnesota.

2020 NBA Draft Complete First Round Order

1. Minnesota
2. Golden State
3. Charlotte
4. Chicago
5. Cleveland
6. Atlanta
7. Detroit
8. New York
9. Washington
10. Phoenix
11. San Antonio
12. Sacramento
13. New Orleans
14. Boston (from Memphis)
15. Orlando
16. Portland
17. Minnesota (from Brooklyn via Atlanta)
18. Dallas
19. Brooklyn (from Philadelphia via LA Clippers)
20. Miami
21. Philadelphia (from Oklahoma City via Orlando & Philadelphia)
22. Denver (from Houston)
23. Utah
24. Milwaukee (from Indiana)
25. Oklahoma City (from Denver)
26. Boston
27. New York (from LA Clippers)
28. Los Angeles Lakers
29. Toronto
30. Boston (from Milwaukee via Phoenix)

2020 NBA Draft Second Round Order

31. Dallas (from Golden State)
32. Charlotte (from Cleveland via LA Clippers & Orlando)
33. Minnesota
34. Philadelphia (from Atlanta)
35. Sacramento (from Detroit via Phoenix)
36. Philadelphia (from New York)
37. Washington (from Chicago)
38. New York (from Charlotte)
39. New Orleans (from Washington via Milwaukee)
40. Memphis (from Phoenix)
41. San Antonio
42. New Orleans
43. Sacramento
44. Chicago (from Memphis)
45. Orlando
46. Portland
47. Boston (from Brooklyn via Charlotte, Orlando & Philadelphia)
48. Golden State (from Dallas via Philadelphia)
49. Philadelphia
50. Atlanta (from Miami via Sacramento, Cleveland & Boston)
51. Golden State (from Utah via Dallas, Detroit & Cleveland)
52. Sacramento (from Houston)
53. Oklahoma City
54. Indiana
55. Brooklyn (from Denver)
56. Charlotte (from Boston)
57. LA Clippers
58. Philadelphia (from Los Angeles Lakers via Orlando)
59. Toronto
60. New Orleans (from Milwaukee)

Dominique Clare
Dominique Clare

Dominique Clare is a Blogger, Sportswriter and Fitness Coach.. He is the founder of Sports and Fitness Digest.

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