Wolves Improve Chances
The Minnesota Timberwolves took a step closer to winning the NBA lottery on Friday. The Wolves finished with the same record as the Memphis Grizzlies so a tiebreaker needed to be set to determine who would have a better shot at winning the lottery. The league conducted a random drawing between the two teams and the Timberwolves won that drawing. They now have the fifth best chance to win the lottery, coming in at 7.6 percent. The Grizzlies now have the sixth best chance and are coming in close behind the Wolves at 7.5 percent. The draft does not take place until June, but the NBA lottery is only a month away. The Wolves, like 14 other teams, are hoping to get lucky and win the first overall selection in the NBA draft. Last year the Wolves won the third overall pick and coincidentally traded it to the Grizzlies. The two teams struggled this year and find themselves in similar situations. Now the Wolves must scope out potential draft candidates and play the waiting game for the lottery.