Who’s No. 1?

Who’s No. 1?

Wednesday is the 2020 NBA Draft and (barring a last-minute trade) the Minnesota Timberwolves are on the clock. Who will the T-Wolves take at No. 1? Unlike last year’s draft, there are no sure bets like Zion Williamson or Ja Morant. In fact, possessing the draft’s top selection is hardly a guarantee that you’ll land a serviceable player. The top pick in 2013, Anthony Bennett, isn’t even in the league any more and is regarded as one of the biggest draft busts in NBA history. And need we mention the likes of Kwame Brown and Michael Olowokandi?

Here’s the list of the No. 1 picks of every NBA Draft of the past 20 years:

2020 – ??? (Minnesota)

2019 – ZION WILLIAMSON (New Orleans)

2018 – DEANDRE AYTON (Phoenix)

2017 – MARKELLE FULTZ (Philadelphia)

2016 – BEN SIMMONS (Philadelphia)

2015 – KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS (Minnesota)

2014 – ANDREW WIGGINS (Cleveland)

2013 – ANTHONY BENNETT (Cleveland)

2012 – ANTHONY DAVIS (New Orleans)

2011 – KYRIE IRVING (Cleveland)

2010 – JOHN WALL (Washington)

2009 – BLAKE GRIFFIN (L.A. Clippers)

2008 – DERRICK ROSE (Chicago)

2007 – GREG ODEN (Portland)

2006 – ANDREA BARGNANI (Toronto)

2005 – ANDREW BOGUT (Milwaukee)

2004 – DWIGHT HOWARD (Orlando)

2003 – LEBRON JAMES (Cleveland)

2002 – YAO MING (Houston)

2001- KWAME BROWN (Washington)

2000 – KENYON MARTIN (New Jersey)

 

NOTABLE NO. 1 PICKS DATING BACK TO 1980:

1997 – TIM DUNCAN (San Antonio)

1996 – ALLEN IVERSON (Philadelphia)

1993 – CHRIS WEBBER (Orlando)

1992 – SHAQUILLE O’NEAL (Orlando)

1991 – LARRY JOHNSON (Charlotte)

1987 – DAVID ROBINSON (San Antonio)

1985 – PATRICK EWING (New York)

1984 – HAKEEM OLAJUWON (Houston)

1983 – RALPH SAMPSON (Houston)

1982 – JAMES WORTHY (L.A. Lakers)

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