Warriors

Last time Dubs picked behind T-Wolves, it worked out well

Warriors

Eleven years later, will history repeat itself?

Will the Warriors drafted a franchise-changing player right after the Minnesota Timberwolves pass on that player?

General manager Bob Myers and his front office surely are hoping that's the case.

The Timberwolves won the NBA draft lottery Thursday and will pick at No. 1 overall in the upcoming 2020 NBA Draft, while the Warriors are currently scheduled to pick at No. 2.

Back in 2009, the Timberwolves had not one, but two chances to draft Steph Curry at No. 5 overall and No. 6 overall. Instead, Minnesota selected Ricky Rubio and Jonny Flynn, leaving Curry for the Warriors.

That turned out to be a disaster for the Timberwolves and a dream scenario for the Warriors.

Minnesota has made the playoffs exactly one time -- 2017-18 -- while Curry helped the Warriors build a dynasty that saw them reach five straight NBA Finals and win three NBA championships.

Curry himself won two NBA MVPs, has been named to six NBA All-Star teams and earned six All-NBA team selections.  He also single-handedly revolutionized the game of basketball with his shooting.

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The Warriors are hoping they can strike gold again this year. They would have loved to get the No. 1 pick, but Myers still can find a difference-maker at No. 2, someone that can help keep the Warriors dynasty going.

So, if the Timberwolves want to pass on another generational talent, Myers and Co. won't be too upset.