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LaVine, Wale join 'Lob City'

Reigning NBA slam dunk contest champion Zach LaVine teamed with rapper Wale to throw down a few monster alley-oops at a local gym.

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LaVine, Wale join 'Lob City'

Reigning NBA slam dunk contest champion Zach LaVine teamed with rapper Wale to throw down a few monster alley-oops at a local gym.

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ESPN on Snapchat Discover live

Before he became a post presence, he was adorably plump in plaid. Find out which 2015 NBA draftee this is in Wednesday's edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

Tyus Jones: Dream come true

New Timberwolves guard Tyus Jones and Minnesota native is in attendance at tonight's Mercury-Lynx game and told ESPN's Holly Rowe: "It's really a dream come true being able to play for your hometown team, the team you grew up watching." Watch WNBA live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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Dream come true for Towns, Jones

For Karl-Anthony Towns, it's being the No. 1 overall pick. For Tyus Jones, it's being drafted by the team he grew up rooting for.

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Karl-Anthony Towns no-brainer at No. 1

Towns was an obvious choice for the Timberwolves. From there, they traded their second-rounders for Tyus Jones' rights. Jones, a Minnesota native, was the best pure point guard in the draft. The two picks earned a thumbs-up from ESPN's Arash Markazi. Draft thumbs-up or thumbs-down

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Grantland: NBA draft winners and losers

Grantland's Chris Ryan and Andrew Sharp detail the strong moves made by Pat Riley and Mitch Kupchak and the excitement Mario Hezonja will bring to the Magic, but they aren't so sure about the draft plans of the Pacers, Celtics, Jazz and Wizards.

Watch: Timberwolves press conference

Watch as the Wolves introduce No. 1 overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones. Live on SportsCenter

Timberwolves: No. 1 pick Karl-Anthony Towns' introductory press conference coming up live on SportsCenter; tune to ESPN

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Wolves take full advantage of top pick

Having the first pick doesn't mean the Wolves don't deserve credit for getting it right. Chad Ford loves the selection of Karl-Anthony Towns at No. 1 overall and sees Tyus Jones as the perfect backup to starting point guard Ricky Rubio. Minnesota earns an A for its draft class. Ford's complete draft grades (Insider)

Latinos selected No. 1 overall

Karl-Anthony Towns is the first player of Latin descent selected with the top overall pick in the NBA -- but he's not the first in any sport.

No. 1 pick's welcome to Minnesota

Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones are getting a warm welcome in Minneapolis. Watch the reception on SportsCenter. Live on ESPN & WatchESPN

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Timberwolves trade for Tyus Jones

The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Duke guard Tyus Jones with the 24th pick before trading his rights to Minnesota for their two second-rounders.

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The newest Teen Wolf

Karl-Anthony Towns was born on November 15, 1995. Kevin Garnett made his debut with the Timberwolves on November 3, 1995. They are now teammates.

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Medcalf: Tyus Jones' draft dream comes true

Tyus Jones will play for his hometown team in Minnesota. He hosted a party with family and friends alongside to see him land with the Timberwolves.

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game97.823rd
Rebounds Per Game40.927th
Assists Per Game21.617th
Points Allowed106.530th

Team History

YearWLPCT
2014-151666.195
2013-144042.487
2012-133151.378
2011-122640.393
2010-111765.207

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