The Minnesota Timberwolves haven't determined who they'll take with the No. 1 overall selection in next month's NBA draft. However, the organization remains optimistic they'll hone in on a particular prospect between now and then.
"There's no guy that has separated himself from the pack from public or external view, but I'm very confident that as we go through this process, the talent will rise to the top and we'll be confident about identifying one guy as the best guy, the best-talented player with the most upside and most ability for our organization," Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas said on Wednesday, according to ESPN's Eric Woodyard.
Given Minnesota's stability at the center position with franchise cornerstone Karl-Anthony Towns - who was drafted first overall in 2015 - LaMelo Ball and Anthony Edwards have long been considered the most likely prospects to be picked by the Timberwolves.
James Wiseman, Obi Toppin, and Israeli prospect Deni Avdija round out the top five in theScore's most recent mock draft. In addition to the No. 1 pick, Minnesota also owns the rights to the 17th and 33rd selection.
The draft is scheduled to take place on Nov. 18.