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Your Minnesota Timberwolves' NBA draft odds

Posted by: Michael Rand Updated July 16th at 12:17pm 261678841

The artist formerly known as Commenter RandBallsStu, who is now Steve Neuman and was recently hired as a Digital Producer at MPR, wants to tell you a thing or two about the Wolves’ odds in tonight’s NBA Draft. Would you like to join him? Of course!


3-1: Wolves draft Stauskas, McMullen or Payne.  Fans talk themselves into liking the pick.

5-1: Kevin Love is traded, Wolves acquire pick in addition to their own that’s below 13th.  Draft whoever’s remaining out of Stauskas, McDermott or Payne.  Fans talk themselves into liking the picks.

6-1: Kevin Love is traded, Wolves acquire pick in addition to their own that is higher than 13th.  Joel Embiid falls to them, they draft him, and his foot falls off.  Not a metaphor.  It literally falls off, right on TV.

13-2: Wolves trade down.  Whoever is taken at 13th becomes a 9-time All-Star.  Wolves take somebody from the Euroleague who turns out to be a Russian spy from a newly reactivated Directorate S.  Everyone goes to jail for treason.

15-1: Wolves sleep through draft.  Longtime observers rate it as a top 5 draft for the franchise.

20-1: Wolves trade down twice.  In addition to the 9-time All-Star at 13, the guy in the second slot ends up being a prototypical shooting guard.  The Wolves select a grocery bag full of wet oatmeal. It leaks all over Adam Silver’s shoes on the stage. “We like its upside,” says a team source.  Fans talk themselves into liking the pick.

28-1: Wolves pick LeBron James.  “We’re confident a close examination of the draft rules say that you can draft a free agent,” says a team source.  “At least we’re pretty sure.  I’m gonna Google it just to be sure here, hold on…oh.  Ooooooh, no.  I’ll call you back.”

50-1: It involves a shark eating Ricky Rubio and the return of Ricky Davis and Mark Blount.  The circumstances are unclear, but it involves the Spanish Prisoner scenario, stolen art from World War II and singer Taylor Dayne.  Also: fire.  Just so much fire.

100-1: Something good happens.


Washington 0
Pittsburgh 7 FINAL
Detroit 3
Miami 3 FINAL
St. Louis 2
Boston - WP: K. Couch 11 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: C. Reavis 8
NY Yankees - LP: M. Tanaka 1 FINAL
Minnesota - WP: T. Milone 3
Tampa Bay 4 FINAL
Baltimore 3
Philadelphia 6 FINAL
Toronto 10
Chicago Cubs 15 FINAL
Texas 10
Cincinnati - WP: M. Lorenzen 10 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: M. Fiers 4
Colorado 3 FINAL
San Francisco 4
Chicago WSox 2 FINAL
Los Angeles 1
Seattle 6 FINAL
Cleveland 8
Oakland - WP: J. Fuller 13 FINAL
LA Angels - LP: B. Loconsole 10
Texas 7 FINAL
Arizona 8
Houston 8 FINAL
Atlanta 5
Kansas City 3 Top 5th Inning
San Diego 1
Atlanta 95 FINAL
Detroit 105
Indiana 106 FINAL
Brooklyn 111
San Antonio 95 FINAL
Miami 81
Golden State 27 2nd Qtr 5:37
LA Clippers 40
New Jersey 2 FINAL(OT)
Columbus 3
Carolina 2 FINAL
Washington 4
Florida 2 FINAL
Boston 3
Ottawa 2 FINAL(SO)
Detroit 1
Tampa Bay 1 FINAL
Toronto 3
NY Rangers 3 FINAL
Winnipeg 2
Vancouver 5 FINAL(SO)
Nashville 4
UT Martin 66 FINAL
Evansville 79
Miami-Florida 60 FINAL
Temple 57
Northern Ariz 68
Stanford 59 2nd Half 3:36
Old Dominion 54


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