Minnesota continued tradition and wrapped up the 13th overall pick in the 2014 draft, sticking true to the franchise's futile fortune. The Timberwolves have never once moved up even a single slot in the draft lottery, picking either where they were projected to land or lower every single time.
Now, Flip Saunders has to look forward and worry about what he can actually control. The pending bomb hanging over his head in the form of a potential Kevin Love trade still remains, the situation only growing in urgency.
A franchise without a coach and with a superstar who has more or less informed the team he intends on suiting up elsewhere now finds itself with any number of options moving forward. With all the potential rumors and uncertainty floating around, it is already easy to forget that Saunders has to make a selection with his 13th pick. All eyes are now on Love.
Regardless, having the 13th pick in a deep and talented draft is not bad at all. Fans have to consider it a consolation prize for falling short of the playoffs yet again. It has gotten very old, but once again the Timberwolves will have a good chance of landing a very good player who can help the team for a long time come draft night.
The T-Wolves currently sport one of the worst benches in the NBA, so any player will be an upgrade. Any of the five guys on this Timberwolves' draft board would be a welcome addition.