Timberwolves to Select 18th Overall In 2012 NBA Draft


The Minnesota Timberwolves will have the 18th pick in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft. The Wolves received the pick from Utah in a trade. A drawing was held today among the three teams -- Utah, Dallas and New York -- that finished the regular season with identical 36-30 records to determine draft positions 16, 17 and 18. New York won the drawing and Houston, which owns the pick via trade, will have the 16th overall pick. Dallas will have the 17th pick and the Wolves will select 18th.

The drawings were conducted earlier today in New York City by Carol Sawdye, NBA Chief Financial Officer, and Dan Rube, NBA Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. The tiebreak process was overseen by martin Shannon, a partner in the accounting firm of Ernst & Young.

The Wolves will also have the 28th pick in the 2nd round (58th overall) in the 2012 NBA Draft, a pick acquired from Oklahoma City in a trade.

The 2012 NBA Draft will be Thursday, June 28, at The Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.


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