Timberwolves Draft picks 2024, 2025, 2026 full list (updated)

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If you are of the opinion that the Minnesota Timberwolves have emptied their vault of future NBA Draft picks, then I’ve got some good news just for you. The Timberwolves do in fact have some draft picks on the books after all.  How many? Well, the Minnesota Timberwolves get an annual allotment of two draft picks each season. One pick falls in Round 1, while the other falls in Round 2, which is the same as all 30 NBA teams.

The Timberwolves currently project to have four picks in the next three years.  The Timberwolves hold a first-round draft pick in the 2024 NBA Draft, and one second-round draft pick in each of the next three NBA Drafts.

While some fans are only interested in the Top-10  selections of the NBA Draft, even second-round picks can be worth their weight in gold if they are used properly. Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly has a stellar reputation as a draft whisperer, which means that he is an NBA executive who has shown from an impressive track record in NBA Drafts that he has the ability to pan the silt of NBA Drafts and emerge with gold nuggets.

We know that the Timberwolves did a bit of wheeling and dealing during the 2023 NBA Draft. So here are the details:

2024 NBA Draft

Round 1 – Allotted pick
Round 2 – Traded allotted pick to either Trail Blazers or Thunder
Incoming: 2024 2nd-round pick (lesser of Memphis or Washington picks) from D’Angelo Russell trade

Summary: 1 1st-round pick (MIN), 1 2nd-round pick (MEM or WAS)

2025 NBA Draft

Round 1 – Traded allotted pick to Utah Jazz
Round 2 – Traded allotted pick to Houston Rockets
Incoming: 2025 2nd-round pick Utah from D’Angelo Russell trade

Summary: 1 2nd-round pick (UTA)

2026 NBA Draft

Round 1 – Lesser of either Minnesota Timberwolves or Utah Jazz Round 1 pick
Round 2 – Traded allotted pick to Atlanta Hawks
Incoming: 2026 2nd-round pick (lesser of Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, or Indiana Pacers.

Summary: 1 1st-round pick (MIN), 1 2nd-round pick (lesser of MIA, SAS, or IND)

So summing it all up, we have:

2024 NBA Draft: 1 1st-round pick (MIN), 1 2nd-round pick (MEM or WAS)
2025 NBA Draft: 1 2nd-round pick (UTA)
2026 NBA Draft: 1 1st-round pick (MIN or UTA) and 1 2nd-round pick (MIA, IND, or MIA)

Because the Timberwolves have a healthy component of the current roster comprised of younger players, the team continues to have plenty of young players to develop.

The Minnesota Timberwolves get far too much vitriol for their willingness to trade draft picks for former Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert. While the potential of NBA draft picks can change the course of an NBA team’s direction, keep in mind that we are talking about probability and not certainty.

It is just as likely that the draft picks conveyed to the Utah Jazz result in contributors rather than NBA star players. So far, the pick from the Timberwolves has added SG Keyonte George to the Utah Jazz roster. He had a strong 2023 NBA Summer League. But how will he fare in the NBA 2023-24 regular season?

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Meanwhile, the Minnesota Timberwolves will have five draft picks to use over the next three NBA Drafts.  Based on what we’ve witnessed from the Timberwolves’ 2023 NBA Draft, that should result in plenty of talented young basketball players joining the pack in the future.