The NBA draft lottery is Tuesday night, and a lot will be sorted out, starting, probably, with the top three picks.
For one thing, the Kevin Love trade probably can't go forward until the draft order is set, because two of the teams mentioned are the Lakers and the Celtics, and either could move up.
What happens then? Minnesota wouldn't have much of a chance of getting Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker or Joel Embiid. But they can't keep Love, who has told the team he won't be staying. And he can effectively kill any trade by telling the prospective new team that he won't stay with them, either.
Tough situation for the Timberwolves.
It's hard to imagine being Jabari Parker the night before the lottery: so much of his future rides on what happens here. He'll get paid, to be sure, and will play. But so does Kyrie Irving, who has toiled for Cleveland without much help. Losing can't be fun, not night after night after night, no matter how much you get paid.
Small note: if the Lakers move up and take Parker, he'll be teammates with Ryan Kelly, who had a nice rookie year with the Lakers.
One more small note: on Tuesday, the Hornets will be reborn in Charlotte.
Below you'll find some draft interviews. Enjoy!