Minnesota Timberwolves draft history
The Minnesota Timberwolves first participated in the National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft on June 27, 1989, about five months before their inaugural NBA season. The Timberwolves are currently the second NBA team to be based in Minneapolis since the Minneapolis Lakers were there from 1948 to 1960.
Before each draft, an NBA draft lottery determines the first round selection order for the teams that did not make the playoffs during the prior season. Teams can also trade their picks, which means that a team could have more than or less than two picks in one draft. As a result of the various trades, the Minnesota Timberwolves had four draft picks in 1992 and 2006. The Timberwolves drafted Pooh Richardson with their first ever draft pick, tenth overall, in the 1989 NBA draft. In 1995, the Timberwolves picked Kevin Garnett fifth overall, who went on to be a 13-time All-Star. In 1996, the Timberwolves drafted Ray Allen fifth overall but was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks with a future first-round pick for the draft rights of Stephon Marbury. In the 2008 NBA draft, the Timberwolves drafted O. J. Mayo third overall but was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies along with three other players from the Timberwolves for the draft rights to Kevin Love along with three other players from the Grizzlies.
|1989||1||10||Richardson, PoohPooh Richardson||United States||PG||UCLA|
|1989||2||38||West, DougDoug West||United States||SG/SF||Villanova|
|1990||1||6||Spencer, FeltonFelton Spencer||United States||C||Louisville|
|1990||1||20||Glass, GeraldGerald Glass (from Philadelphia)[b]||United States||SG/SF||Mississippi|
|1991||1||7||Longley, LucLuc Longley||Australia||C||New Mexico|
|1991||2||34||Brown, MyronMyron Brown||United States||G||Slippery Rock|
|1992||1||3||Laettner, ChristianChristian Laettner||United States||PF/C||Duke|
|1992||2||28||Maxey, MarlonMarlon Maxey||United States||F||UTEP|
|1992||2||34||Smith, ChrisChris Smith (from Milwaukee)[c]||United States||G||Connecticut|
|1992||2||51||Burroughs, TimTim Burroughs (from Utah)[d]||United States||PF||Jacksonville|
|1993||1||5||Rider, IsaiahIsaiah Rider||United States||SG/SF||UNLV|
|1993||2||29||Mills, SherronSherron Mills (from Detroit)[e]||United States||F||Virginia Commonwealth|
|1994||1||4||Marshall, DonyellDonyell Marshall||United States||F||Connecticut|
|1994||2||30||Eisley, HowardHoward Eisley||United States||G||Boston College|
|1995||1||5||Garnett, KevinKevin Garnett||United States||PF/C||Farragut Academy (HS)|
|1995||2||48||Davis, MarkMark Davis||United States||SG/SF||Texas Tech|
|1995||2||49||Allen, JeromeJerome Allen||United States||G||Pennsylvania|
|1996||1||5||Allen, RayRay Allen (traded to Milwaukee)[f]||United States||SG||Connecticut|
|1997||1||20||Grant, PaulPaul Grant (from Portland)[g]||United States||C||Wisconsin|
|1997||2||43||Malone, GordonGordon Malone||United States||PF||West Virginia|
|1998||1||17||Nesterović, RashoRasho Nesterović||Slovenia||C||Kinder Bologna (Italy)|
|1998||2||46||Patterson, AndraeAndrae Patterson||United States||F||Indiana|
|1999||1||6||Szczerbiak, WallyWally Szczerbiak (from New Jersey)[h]||United States||F||Miami (OH)|
|1999||1||14||Avery, WilliamWilliam Avery||United States||G||Duke|
|1999||2||42||Bullock, LouisLouis Bullock||United States||SG||Michigan|
|2000||2||51||Rakočević, IgorIgor Rakočević|| Yugoslavia
|G||Red Star Belgrade (Yugoslavia)|
|2001||2||45||Woods, LorenLoren Woods||Lebanon||PF/C||Arizona|
|2002||2||51||Taylor, MarcusMarcus Taylor||United States||PG||Michigan State|
|2003||1||26||Ebi, NdudiNdudi Ebi||United Kingdom||SF||Westbury Christian (HS)|
|2003||2||55||Rickert, RickRick Rickert||United States||PF||Minnesota|
|2004||2||58||Stepp, BlakeBlake Stepp||United States||PG||Gonzaga|
|2005||1||14||McCants, RashadRashad McCants||United States||SG||North Carolina|
|2005||2||34||Wright, BraceyBracey Wright||United States||G||Indiana|
|2006||1||6||Roy, BrandonBrandon Roy (traded to Portland)[i]||United States||SG||Washington|
|2006||2||36||Smith, CraigCraig Smith||United States||F||Boston College|
|2006||2||37||Jones, BobbyBobby Jones (traded to Philadelphia)[j]||United States||F||Washington|
|2006||2||57||Mavrokefalidis, LoukasLoukas Mavrokefalidis (from Phoenix)[k]||Greece||F/C||PAOK (Greece)|
|2007||1||7||Brewer, CoreyCorey Brewer||United States||SG||Florida|
|2007||2||41||Richard, ChrisChris Richard (from Philadelphia)[j]||United States||F||Florida|
|2008||1||3||Mayo, O. J.O. J. Mayo (traded to Memphis)[l]||United States||SG||USC|
|2008||2||31||Peković, NikolaNikola Peković (from Miami via Boston)[m]||Montenegro||C||KK Partizan (Serbia and Adriatic League)|
|2008||2||34||Chalmers, MarioMario Chalmers (traded to Miami)[n]||United States||PG||Kansas|
|2009||1||5||Rubio, RickyRicky Rubio (from Washington)[o]||Spain||PG||DKV Joventut (Spain)|
|2009||1||6||Flynn, JonnyJonny Flynn||United States||PG||Syracuse|
|2009||1||18||Lawson, TyTy Lawson (from Miami) (traded to Denver)[p]||United States||PG||North Carolina|
|2009||1||28||Ellington, WayneWayne Ellington (from Boston)[q]||United States||SG||North Carolina|
|2009||2||45||Calathes, NickNick Calathes (from Philadelphia via Miami)[r]||United States||PG||Florida|
|2009||2||47||Norel, HenkHenk Norel (from Miami)[s]||Netherlands||PF||DKV Joventut (Spain)|
|2010||1||4||Johnson, WesleyWesley Johnson||United States||SF||Syracuse|
|2010||1||30||Hayward, LazarLazar Hayward||United States||SF||Marquette|
|2011||1||2||Williams, DerrickDerrick Williams||United States||SF||Arizona|
|2012||2||58||Hummel, RobbieRobbie Hummel (from Oklahoma City)[t]||United States||PF||Purdue|
|2013||1||9||Burke, TreyTrey Burke (traded to Utah)[u]||United States||PG||Michigan|
|2013||1||26||Roberson, AndréAndré Roberson (from Memphis via Houston Rockets,[v] traded to Oklahoma City via Golden State)[w]||United States||SG||Colorado|
|2013||2||52||Brown, LorenzoLorenzo Brown (from Brooklyn via Minnesota and New Orleans)[x]||United States||PG||NC State|
|2013||2||59||Dubljević, BojanBojan Dubljević (from Oklahoma City)[t]||Montenegro||PF||Valencia Basket (Spain)|
|2014||1||13||LaVine, ZachZach LaVine||United States||SG||UCLA|
|2014||2||40||Robinson III, GlennGlenn Robinson III (from New Orleans)[y]||United States||SF||Michigan|
|2014||2||44||Brown, MarkelMarkel Brown (traded to Brooklyn)[z]||United States||SG||Oklahoma State|
|2014||2||53||Gentile, AlessandroAlessandro Gentile (from Golden State[w], traded to Houston)[aa]||Italy||SF||Olimpia Milano (Italy)|
|2015||1||1||Towns, Karl-AnthonyKarl-Anthony Towns|| Dominican Republic
|2015||2||31||Osman, CediCedi Osman (traded to Cleveland)[ab]||Turkey||SG/SF||Anadolu Efes (Turkey)|
|2015||2||36||Christmas, RakeemRakeem Christmas (from Sacramento via Houston[ac], traded to Cleveland)[ab]||United States||PF/C||Syracuse|
|2016||1||5||Dunn, KrisKris Dunn||United States||PG||Providence|
|2017||1||7||Markkanen, LauriLauri Markkanen (traded to Chicago Bulls)[ad]||Finland||PF||Arizona|
- a The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired a second-round draft pick (Gary Leonard) from the Milwaukee Bucks for agreeing to select Mark Davis in the 1989 NBA Expansion Draft.
- b The Minnesota Timberwolves trade Rick Mahorn to the Philadelphia 76ers for a 1990 first-round (Gerald Glass) and a second-round draft pick, a 1991 second-round draft pick and a conditional 1992 second-round draft pick.
- c The Minnesota Timberwolves traded Brad Lohaus to the Milwaukee Bucks for Randy Breuer and a conditional one-time exchange of a second-round draft pick in 1992 (Chris Smith).
- d The Minnesota Timberwolves traded Tyrone Corbin to the Utah Jazz for Thurl Bailey and a 1992 second-round draft pick (Tim Burroughs).
- e The Minnesota Timberwolves traded Gerald Glass and Mark Randall to the Detroit Pistons for Lance Blanks, Brad Sellers and a future second-round draft pick (Sherron Mills).
- f The Milwaukee Bucks traded the draft rights of Stephon Marbury to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Ray Allen and a future first-round pick.
- g The Minnesota Timberwolves traded Isaiah Rider to the Portland Trail Blazers for James Robinson, Bill Curley and a first-round draft pick in 1997 or 1998 (became the 20th pick in the 1997 draft on June 23, 1997) (Paul Grant).
- h The Minnesota Timberwolves traded Stephon Marbury, Chris Carr and Bill Curley to the New Jersey Nets and Paul Grant to the Milwaukee Bucks in a three-team deal. The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired Terrell Brandon from the Milwaukee Bucks, and Brian Evans and future considerations from the Nets (turned out to be first-round draft pickin 1999 NBA Draft) (Wally Szczcerbiak).
- i The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired the draft rights to Randy Foye from the Portland Trail Blazers for the draft rights to Brandon Roy.
- j 1 2 The Philadelphia 76ers acquired the draft rights to Bobby Jones from the Minnesota Timberwolves for a future second-round pick (Chris Richard) and cash considerations.
- k The Phoenix Suns acquired Nikoloz Tskitishvili from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for a 2006 second-round draft pick (Loukas Mavrokefalidis).
- l The Memphis Grizzlies acquired the draft rights to O. J. Mayo along with Marko Jarić, Antoine Walker, and Greg Buckner from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for the draft rights to Kevin Love along with Mike Miller, Brian Cardinal, and Jason Collins.
- m The Minnesota Timberwolves received a second-round draft pick (Nikola Peković) from the Miami Heat in a trade involving Antoine Walker via the Boston Celtics in a trade involving Ricky Davis.
- n The Miami Heat acquired the draft rights to Mario Chalmers from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for two future second-round picks and cash considerations.
- o On June 24, 2009, Minnesota acquired the 5th pick, Etan Thomas, Darius Songaila and Oleksiy Pecherov from Washington in exchange for Randy Foye and Mike Miller. Minnesota used the 5th pick to draft Ricky Rubio.
- p On October 24, 2007, Minnesota acquired a 2009 first-round draft pick, Antoine Walker, Wayne Simien, Michael Doleac and cash considerations from Miami in exchange for Ricky Davis and Mark Blount. Minnesota used the 18th pick to draft Ty Lawson.
- q On July 31, 2007, Minnesota re-acquired their 2009 first-round draft pick along with Al Jefferson, Gerald Green, Ryan Gomes, Sebastian Telfair, Theo Ratliff, a 2009 first-round draft pick and cash considerations from Boston in exchange for Kevin Garnett. Previously, Boston acquired a 2009 first round draft pick, Wally Szczerbiak, Michael Olowokandi and Dwayne Jones on January 26, 2006 from Minnesota in exchange for Ricky Davis, Marcus Banks, Mark Blount, Justin Reed and two second-round draft picks. Minnesota used the 28th pick to draft Wayne Ellington.
- r s On June 26, 2008, Minnesota acquired Philadelphia's and Miami's 2009 second-round draft picks and cash considerations from Miami in exchange for the draft rights to Mario Chalmers. Previously, Miami acquired a 2009 second-round draft pick, the draft rights to Daequan Cook and cash considerations on June 28, 2007 from Philadelphia in exchange for the draft rights to Jason Smith. Minnesota used the 45th and 47th pick to draft Nick Calathes and Henk Norel respectively. Later, on June 26, 2009. the Dallas Mavericks acquired the draft rights to 45th pick Nick Calathes from Minnesota in exchange for a 2010 second-round draft pick and cash considerations.
- t 1 2 On December 13, 2011, the Minnesota Timberwolves acquired Robert Vaden, a 2012 second-round draft pick (the 58th pick) and a future conditional second-round draft pick from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Lazar Hayward.
- u On June 27, 2013, the Minnesota Timberwolves traded 9th pick Trey Burke to the Utah Jazz in exchange for the 14th pick Shabazz Muhammad and the 21st pick Gorgui Dieng.
- v On June 23, 2011, the Minnesota Timberwolves acquired Brad Miller, rights to Nikola Mirotić and Chandler Parsons and a 2013 first round pick (the 26th pick) from the Houston Rockets in exchange for Jonny Flynn, rights to Donatas Motiejūnas and a 2012 second-round pick. Previously, on February 24, 2011, the Rockets acquired Hasheem Thabeet, DeMarre Carroll and a 2013 first-round draft pick from Memphis in exchange for Shane Battier and Ish Smith.
- w 1 2 The Minnesota Timberwolves traded 26th pick Andre Roberson and Malcolm Lee to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for a 2014 second-round pick (the 53rd pick) and cash. Golden State then traded Roberson to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for the 29th pick (Archie Goodwin) and cash.
- x On June 23, 2011, the Minnesota Timberwolves acquired a 2013 second round pick (the 52nd pick) from the New Jersey Nets in exchange for the draft rights to Bojan Bogdanović.
- y On September 9, 2009, Minnesota acquired Antonio Daniels and a 2014 second-round pick (the 40th pick) from New Orleans in exchange for Bobby Brown and Darius Songaila.
- z On June 26, 2014, the Brooklyn Nets acquired the draft rights to Markel Brown from Minnesota in exchange for cash considerations.
- aa On the same draft day, Minnesota traded their draft rights to Alessandro Gentile to the Houston Rockets in exchange for cash considerations.
- ab On June 25, 2015, the Cleveland Cavaliers acquired draft rights to 31st pick Cedi Osman, draft rights to 36th pick Rakeem Christmas, and a 2019 second-round pick from Minnesota Timberwolves in return for the draft rights to 24th pick Tyus Jones.
- ac On September 17, 2014, the Sacramento Kings acquired Jason Terry, a 2015 second-round pick (the 36th pick) and a 2016 second-round pick from the Houston Rockets in return for Alonzo Gee and Scotty Hopson Later, on December 19, 2014, the Houston Rockets acquired Corey Brewer from Minnesota Timberwolves and Alexey Shved from Philadelphia 76ers; Minnesota acquired Troy Daniels, Sacramento's 2015 second-round pick (the 36th pick), a 2016 second-round pick and cash considerations from Houston; and Philadelphia acquired draft rights to Sergei Lishouk and a 2015 second-round pick from Houston and Ronny Turiaf from Minnesota.
- ad On June 22, 2017, Chicago acquired Minnesota's first round pick (No. 7), Kris Dunn, and Zach LaVine from Minnesota for Jimmy Butler and Chicago's first round pick (No. 16)
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