It looks as though the Minnesota Timberwolves have seen the light.
Ever since Minnesota won the NBA Draft Lottery and the rights to the No. 1 overall pick, one of the biggest topics surrounding who they'd select was GM Flip Saunders' infatuation with Duke's Jahlil Okafor. Despite Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns being regarded as the top prospect, it still looked as though Saunders may actually select Okafor over him.
That's not the case, at least according to a report from ZagsBlog that says the Timberwolves have settled on Towns and will take him with the No. 1-overall selection.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have informed Karl-Anthony Towns that they will select him with the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, a source close to Towns told SNY.tv.
"It’s done, he’s going to Minnesota," the source said. "[Minnesota President and coach] Flip Saunders was big on Jahlil Okafor for a minute there and after Karl came in [on Saturday], he decided to work out for them. He only worked out for them and it’s a wrap. It’s a wrap. They just told him they’re going to take him No. 1."
As for the Lakers at No. 2, they're apparently settled on Okafor:
Hearing Lakers settling in on Jahlil Okafor at No. 2. Told 70-30 they'd take him on Friday. Up to 80-20 today.— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 22, 2015
Ever since the college hoops season needed, Okafor and Towns have been regarded as the consensus top two prospects with Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell being a darkhorse to spoil that. He'll liked go third overall to the Philadelphia 76ers.