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2011 NBA Draft Order Will End Up With Minnesota Timberwolves Picking At 20 And?

The 2011 NBA Draft order will be decided later this evening following the NBA Draft lottery on ESPN (7:30 p.m. CT, for those unaware), but fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves should know that one of the team's picks is already set in stone.

The Timberwolves will have a pick somewhere in the top four of the 2011 NBA Draft (where exactly will be decided by 8 p.m.), everyone that has been paying attention knows that, along with the 20th overall pick when June 23 -- this year's NBA Draft date -- rolls around.

The Wolves picked up that selection when they traded Al Jefferson to the Utah Jazz for Kosta Koufos and two future first round picks (one of which was acquired from the Memphis Grizzlies) this past offseason. Minnesota would have also been owed the Jazz's own first round pick if they ended this seas with a selection later than the 16th overall pick, but that will instead be rolled back to next year.

A full list of the 2011 NBA Draft order, before the lottery, is posted below:

1. Minnesota Timberwolves

2. Cleveland Cavaliers

3. Toronto Raptors

4. Washington Wizards

5. Sacramento Kings

6. Utah Jazz

7. Detroit Pistons

8. Cleveland Cavaliers

9. Charlotte Bobcats

10. Milwaukee Bucks

11. Golden State Warriors

12. Utah Jazz

13. Phoenix Suns

14. Houston Rockets

15. Indiana Pacers

16. Philadelphia 76ers

17. New York Knicks

18. Washington Wizards (from Atlanta Hawks)

19. Charlotte Bobcats (from New Orleans Hornets)

20. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Memphis Grizzlies)

21. Portland Trail Blazers

22. Denver Nuggets

23. Houston Rockets (from Orlando Magic)

24. Oklahoma City Thunder

25. Boston Celtics

26. Dallas Mavericks

27. New Jersey Nets (from Los Angeles Lakers)

28. Chicago Bulls (from Miami Heat)

29. San Antonio Spurs

30. Chicago Bulls

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.