Handicapping the timberWolves’ No. 1 pick

The favorite

Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns: Versatile big man who can play inside and out also is best fit for a young team because of defensive potential and shooting.

The sleeper

Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell: Wolves already have Ricky Rubio, but precocious lefty PG’s shooting and swagger might convince them he’s part Steph Curry, part James Harden, particularly if they could find a trade involving Rubio.

Don’t count him out

Duke’s Jahlil Okafor: Flip Saunders admired the college freshman’s footwork and low-post fundamentals — so advanced for age 19 — all season and still could decide to go for a comfort pick.

Jerry Zgoda