Well, Wolves fans: you can finally lay to rest the NBA draft lottery conspiracy theories (and yes, when I wrote about them the other day, I got a friendly reminder from the league's communications office that they take this business very seriously).

No league in its right mind would rig a lottery to give the Wolves the top pick, but that is exactly the pick Minnesota earned.

It does not matter that No. 1 was the slot the Wolves were in based on record. This is a massive victory. No doubt about it. The reaction from Wolves fans was a perfect mixture of excitement and shock.

revere to ride? Former Twins OF Ben Revere, traded to Philadelphia after the 2012 season, reportedly could be dealt soon by the Phillies.

not soon forgotten A life highlight for me was seeing the David Letterman "Minneapolis" show in New York. Dave, your show will be missed.