The NBA Draft Lottery will begin this evening at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN, just prior to the tip-off of the Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, making it quite possibly the first must-watch television event for Minnesota Timberwolves fans since the 2010-11 season opener.
The always-forward thinking Timberwolves are of course sending president of basketball operations David Kahn to the 2011 affair. And, since Kahn hasn't been lucky with anything he's done since moving in Minnesota, one would have to think he's about due to beat the odds and win the Lottery in what's being described as the worst draft since 2000.
If the Timberwolves end up with a less than top pick, however -- and really, why should fans expect any different -- our good friend Jonah Ballow from Timberwolves.com reminds us that good things might still be able to happen:
If luck escapes the franchise once again, fans should feel comfort with a trip down memory lane. In 1995, Minnesota dropped from the projected No. 3 pick to No. 5 and landed future Hall of Famer and former MVP Kevin Garnett.
So, tonight, just cross your fingers that the Wolves either win the lottery or drop to whatever pick the next Kevin Garnett is going to selected. Easy.