Minnesota Timberwolves now 0 for 14 in quest for No. 1 pick in NBA draft lottery

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The NBA's draft lottery system delivered another blow to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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Gotta be kidding me

Minnewaukan, ND

#1 May 17, 2011
Why are the T-Wolves even relevant in Minnesota? Isn't Minnesota the "State of Hockey"? The Wild have always been competitive, the T-Wolves have been nothing but a joke since KG left. There's nothing on the horizon to suggest this is going to change anytime in the future. Fold em.
Will

Phoenix, AZ

#2 May 17, 2011
Could have called this before preseason.....

Probably select some unknown from spain
Sports Dog

Saint Paul, MN

#3 May 17, 2011
The NBA lottery is rigged. It didn't surprise me at all the Cleveland jumped. The Cavaliers needed something like this after Labron left them for south beach. Stern still has a grudge against Glen Taylor for the Joe Smith debacle.
No Balls Aloud League

Minneapolis, MN

#4 May 17, 2011
I smell fear!

I also smell the NBA awarding this pick to Cleveland because they are a bigger market team.....as aways. And because they lost Lebron to Miami.

Stop this suffering and retract and or move this team and let us concentrate our energy towards the other pro teams instead.

The team is cursed and diplorable to this state even when they were winning.

Stop the suffering.....now!
Look WILD Timberwolves

Minneapolis, MN

#5 May 17, 2011
Gotta be kidding me wrote:
Why are the T-Wolves even relevant in Minnesota? Isn't Minnesota the "State of Hockey"? The Wild have always been competitive, the T-Wolves have been nothing but a joke since KG left. There's nothing on the horizon to suggest this is going to change anytime in the future. Fold em.
I wouldn't say that yet if I were you....both teams have s u c k and neither have won anything of relevant, so grab a seat and stop the comparison already.

Your Wild Timberwolves are running the other way!

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#6 May 17, 2011
We should build a basketball arena so we can attract a professional basketball team to Minnesota.

TNR

Since: Apr 08

Saint Paul, MN

#7 May 17, 2011
I watched the show tonight and as soon as I saw the representative for the Cleveland Cav's was the owners handicapped sone I knew at that moment who was gonig to get the #1 pick.

No way the NBA is going to deny the handicapped kid the big prize.
Bigmug

Middleton, WI

#8 May 17, 2011
I really don't care for NBA basketball but it is seriously such a sham!! The draft is about as respectable as WWE wrestling.

“Wher's dem turkey necks?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Desert, CA

#9 May 17, 2011
The old ball in the hand trick works every time. No question when it got to the 3 teams left who would get #1. Another back room job by the NBA.
liam

Saint Paul, MN

#10 May 17, 2011
trade the draft pick in a 3 team deal and throw Mauer in there as well - assuming the city also has a MLB team...
Freedom Lover

United States

#11 May 17, 2011
We had KG once but he didn't want to be a lap-dog. He wanted a trophy, so he left.
Michael J

Watertown, MN

#12 May 17, 2011
Simply, this lottery system is a farce. The storyline was Cleveland and the 14-yr kid and LeBron's departure. WWE can script like this, too. Glad the NBA (in MN) was eclipsed by the passing of Harmon. That is the story and a person that exemplified what all sports should be...hopefully again in this day and age.
Patrick

Breckenridge, CO

#13 May 17, 2011
Fixed! Fixed! Fixed! I'm thinking David Stern was 3rd shooter in grassy knoll very crooked . How NBA lottery goes behind closed doors .
XD40 Fan

Minneapolis, MN

#14 May 17, 2011

“Celebrate Liberty and Freedom”

Since: Sep 09

Mpls

#15 May 17, 2011
Fixed !
Phil

Hopkins, MN

#16 May 17, 2011
I wouldn't put it past the NBA, but in reality the T-Wolves only had a five percent better chance to the the first pick than did the Cavs.

This could have been worse; they still get the second pick and there are two prospects in this years' draft that are more coveted than the rest.(Irving, D. Williams) Actually it may work out if the Cavs take Irving so the T-Wolves can select Williams and not decide to invest yet another pick in a point-guard.
Hawkshaw

South Saint Paul, MN

#18 May 17, 2011
Cleveland had a couple of things working for them James leaving and the kid with a disability. The T-wolves had a couple of things working against them; the league knew they'd waste the 1st pick by selecting another 6 foot point guard and Minnesota is used to losers.
Mack

Stillwater, MN

#19 May 17, 2011
#2 is better than the possibility of #4. Just pick whoever is left between Irving and Williams. End of story. Our team was the WORST team in the league, so no one is an automatic starter. If Kahn wants to trade the pick, he better not get anything less than a young All-Star.
adamh2o

Minneapolis, MN

#20 May 17, 2011
No Balls Aloud League wrote:
I smell fear!
I also smell the NBA awarding this pick to Cleveland because they are a bigger market team.....as aways. And because they lost Lebron to Miami.
Stop this suffering and retract and or move this team and let us concentrate our energy towards the other pro teams instead.
The team is cursed and diplorable to this state even when they were winning.
Stop the suffering.....now!
Actually, Cleveland is a smaller market than Minneapolis/St Paul. I'd say it's more because of the whole LeBron thing left such a bad taste in everyone's mouths that they figured they'd better give it to Cleveland. What is more amazing is that Cleveland didn't even get the first pick with their #2 chances of 19.9%. They got the #1 pick from the #8 spot they got from the Clippers who only had a 2.8% chance and their own spot slid to #4. So instead of a #1 and #8 pick, they got a #1 and #4 pick. Way to hand out the favors, Stern...
clueless

Oklahoma City, OK

#21 May 17, 2011
these things are getting predictable.
was telling son at start of show cavs would most likely get first pick because of the labron loss.
then I see the kid fronting for the cavs.
knew then it was a lock.

do not worry, wolves will get 1st pick in the draft after next.
oh wait, no they wont, clippers own rights to 2012 pick.
thanks, mchale.

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