Popular sentiment these days is that the Timberwolves will take Kentucky big man Karl-Anthony Towns with the No. 1 overall pick in next week's NBA draft.

The thing is, most of the people saying it likely are either taking educated guesses or repeating what they've heard elsewhere.

So when someone like John Calipari — Towns' college coach at Kentucky — starts talking about draft projections, it is worthwhile to pay attention. And in a Kentucky Sports Radio interview on Wednesday, Calipari said of Towns, flat-out: "He will be the number one pick, unless something crazy happens."

that hurts Spurs veteran Tim Duncan says he lost more than $20 million because of a bad financial adviser, per bloomberg.com.

advice for the king Marc Stein at ESPN.com takes exception to the way LeBron James treated Cleveland coach David Blatt.