2015 NBA Draft Lottery Results: Timberwolves Win No. 1 Pick; Knicks Drop To No. 4

The Minnesota Timberwolves won the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night. It’s the first time since 2004 that the team with the best odds to win the lottery came out on top.

The T-Wolves acquired two former No. 1 picks — Andrew Wiggins (2014) and Anthony Bennett (2013) — in the trade that sent Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers last summer. They will add a third top selection next month, and it likely will be Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns or Duke center Jahlil Okafor.

The Los Angeles Lakers, because of a previous trade, would have lost their first-round pick if it fell outside the top 5. Instead, the Lakers moved up by winning the second overall pick. Los Angeles hasn’t picked inside the top two since it drafted Hall of Fame forward James Worthy No. 1 overall in 1982.

The New York Knicks were the losers of the lottery. They had the second-best chance to win at 19.9 percent, but Phil Jackson’s team will select fourth. It’s the Knicks’ highest draft position since they picked Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing first overall in 1985.

Here are the full results of the draft lottery.

1. Minnesota Timberwolves
2. Los Angeles Lakers
3. Philadelphia 76ers
4. New York Knicks
5. Orlando Magic
6. Sacramento Kings
7. Denver Nuggets
8. Detroit Pistons
9. Charlotte Hornets
10. Miami Heat
11. Indiana Pacers
12. Utah Jazz
13. Phoenix Suns
14. Oklahoma City Thunder

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