FIFTH TIME AT NO. 5
The Timberwolves stayed at No. 5 in Tuesday’s NBA draft lottery. If they don’t trade the pick, it will mark the fifth time the team has drafted fifth. Here’s how the first four went:
1993: Isaiah Rider
• Played three years with Wolves before team grew weary of his mercurial attitude and off-court issues.
1995: Kevin Garnett
• Teenager became the best player in franchise history.
1996: Ray Allen (traded to Milwaukee for Stephon Marbury)
• Talented guard ultimately didn’t want to be Garnett’s sidekick and forced himself out of town.
2009: Ricky Rubio
• A talented playmaker with an uncertain shot, Rubio helped the Wolves finish 2015-16 season with an offensive flourish.
A number of NBA greats have gone at No. 5, including Garnett, Charles Barkley (1984), Scottie Pippen (1987), Mitch Richmond (1988), Vince Carter (1998), Dwyane Wade (2003) and DeMarcus Cousins (2010)