Wolves Secure No. 4 Pick In 2010 NBA Draft

The Minnesota Timberwolves were awarded the fourth overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft at tonight's NBA Draft Lottery. Fans can get in on the excitement and see this high draft pick in a Wolves uniform this coming season by taking advantage of great Run with the Pack season ticket deals, starting tonight and ending on draft day. The 2010 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 24, at Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y.

"There is excellent talent at the top of the draft and we'll be able to add a talented player to our team no matter where we end up selecting," said David Kahn, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations. "The draft is the first step in what promises to be a busy summer as we continue to improve our team."

Fans who took advantage of the Wolves’ “Pay the Pick” promotion will now only have to pay $4 per game for a 43-game season ticket package. The Timberwolves' Run with the Pack campaign has already generated 1500 new season tickets holders since it began on March 1. The next phase of the Run with the Pack campaign is currently underway and runs until draft day on June 24. Log on to timberwolves.com or call 612-673-1222 to buy tickets or to get more information.

Tyreke Evans, the 2009-10 NBA Rookie of the Year, was selected with the fourth overall pick in last year's draft. Previously, All-Stars Antawn Jamison (1998), Chris Bosh (2003) and Chris Paul (2005) were No. 4 picks.

Originally slated to draft in the second position, the Timberwolves entered tonight's NBA Draft Lottery with a 31.86 percent chance of getting the fourth pick, making it statistically the most likely result. This year will mark the second time in team history the Wolves will enter the draft with the fourth overall pick, having previously selected Donyell Marshall with the fourth pick in the 1994 NBA Draft. Minnesota has never selected higher than third in the draft.

This draft will kick off what promises to be one of the busiest offseasons in team history. Along with the fourth overall pick, the Wolves also hold the first round picks of Charlotte (16th) and Utah (23rd), and the second round picks of Houston (45th) and Phoenix (56th). In addition to the draft, the Wolves also have salary cap room to improve the team through free agency.
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