Karl-Anthony Towns taken first, Russell second and Okafor third | 2015 NBA Draft Lottery Recap

After much anticipation, the Timberwolves took Karl-Anthony Towns with the first pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. The Lakers shocked some commentators by opting to take guard D’Angelo Russell with the second pick, ahead of Jahlil Okafor who went third to Philadelphia.

The Knicks and Magic looked overseas with their selections, choosing Kristaps Porzingis and Mario Hezonja respectively with the fourth and fifth picks. Willie Cauley-Stein went next to the Kings, several places higher than many expected him to be selected, allowing Denver to take Emmanuel Mudiay and Detroit to swoop on Stanley Johnson. Frank Kaminsky and Justise Winslow, perhaps the steal of the lottery, rounded out the Top 10 selections.

Check out the full lottery below:

Draft Lottery

  • 1. Minnesota Timberwolves​ Karl-Anthony Towns
  • 2. LA Lakers​ D’Angelo Russell
  • 3. Philadelphia 76ers​ Jahlil Okafor
  • 4. New York Knicks​ Kristaps Porzingis
  • 5. Orlando Magic Mario Hezonja
  • 6. Sacramento Kings Willie Cauley-Stein
  • 7. Denver Nuggets Emmanuel Mudiay
  • 8. Detroit Pistons Stanley Johnson
  • 9. Charlotte Hornets Frank Kaminsky
  • 10. Miami Heat Justise Winslow
  • 11. Indiana Pacers Myles Turner
  • 12. Utah Jazz Trey Lyles
  • 13. Phoenix Suns Devin Booker
  • 14. Oklahoma City Thunder Cameron Payne

Round 1

  • 15. Atlanta Hawks Kelly Oubre Jr. (traded to the Wizards for No. 19 pick and two future second-round picks)
  • 16. Boston Celtics Terry Rozier
  • 17. Milwaukee Bucks Rashad Vaughn
  • 18. Houston Rockets Sam Dekker
  • 19. Washington Wizards Jerian Grant (traded to New York for Tim Hardaway Jr.)
  • 20. Toronto Raptors Delon Wright
  • 21. Dallas Mavericks Justin Anderson
  • 22. Chicago Bulls Bobby Portis
  • 23. Portland Trail Blazers Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (traded with Steve Blake to Nets for Pat Connaughton and Mason Plumlee)
  • 24. Cleveland Cavaliers Tyus Jones (traded to Minnesota for Cedi Osman and Rakeem Christmas)
  • 25. Memphis Grizzlies Jarrell Martin
  • 26. San Antonio Spurs Nikola Milutinov
  • 27. Los Angeles Lakers Larry Nance Jr.
  • 28. Boston Celtics R.J. Hunter
  • 29. Brooklyn Nets Chris Mccullough
  • 30. Golden State Warriors Kevon Looney

Second Round

  • 31. Cedi Osman to the Timberwolves (traded to the Cavs for Tyus Jones)
  • 32. Montrezl Harrell to the Rockets
  • 33. Jordan Mickey to the Celtics
  • 34. Anthony Brown to the Lakers
  • 35. Willy Hernangomez to the Sixers
  • 36. Rakeem Christmas to the Timberwolves (traded to the Cavs for Tyus Jones)
  • 37. Richaun Holmes to the Sixers
  • 38. Darrun Hilliard to the Pistons
  • 39. Juan Vaulet to the Hornets
  • 40. Josh Richardson to the Heat
  • 41. Pat Connaughton to the Nets (traded along with Mason Plumlee to the Blazers for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Steve Blake)
  • 42. Olivier Hanlan to the Jazz
  • 43. Joseph Young from Oregon goes to the Pacers
  • 44. Andrew Harrison goes to the Suns
  • 45. Marcus Thornton to the Celtics
  • 46. Norman Powell to the Bucks (traded to Raptors)
  • 47. Arturas Gudaitis to the Sixers
  • 48. Dakari Johnson to the Thunder
  • 49. Aaron White to the Wizards
  • 50. Markus Erikkson to the Hawks
  • 51. Tyler Harvey to the Magic
  • 52. Satnam Singh Bhamara to the Mavericks
  • 53. Sir’Dominic Pointer to the Cavs
  • 54. Daniel Diez to the Jazz
  • 55. Cady Lalanne to the Spurs
  • 56. Branden Dawson to the Pelicans
  • 57. Nikola Radicevic to the Nuggets
  • 58. J.P. Tokoto to the Sixers
  • 59. Dimitrios Agravanis to the Hawks
  • 60. Luka Mitrovic to the Sixers

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