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Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton debate which players the top four teams in the 2015 NBA draft should take. Should Minnesota take Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 overall?

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Wolves win NBA draft lottery; Lakers get No. 2

The Minnesota Timberwolves lost 66 games during the 2014-15 season, but they won big Tuesday night. The Wolves won the NBA lottery and will pick first in this year's draft.

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How the draft lottery works

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The Los Angeles Lakers announced their 2015-16 preseason schedule Friday, an eight-game slate highlighted by a pair of games in Hawaii, four others around Southern California and one in Las Vegas.

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game98.519th
Rebounds Per Game43.912th
Assists Per Game20.921st
Points Allowed105.329th

Team History

YearWLPCT
2014-152161.256
2013-142755.329
2012-134537.548
2011-124125.621
2010-115725.695

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