A week to remember

 

What happened?: The Wolves parlayed their league-best 25 percent chance at the No. 1 pick into lottery luck Tuesday night. Next month they will select first overall in the NBA draft for the first time in franchise history.

 

What’s ahead? They’re expected to start bringing in prospects for their two second-round picks later this week and will continue to evaluate through game footage and background checks potential candidates for that No. 1 pick. They likely will choose between Duke’s Jahlil Okafor and Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns but will do their homework on guards D’Angelo Russell and Emmanuel Mudiay as well as European prospect Kristaps Porzingis. Flip Saunders hopes to get top candidates to town so they can see the team’s new practice facility, but in some cases he might have to travel to interview or watch players work out.

Jerry Zgoda