The Minnesota Timberwolves intend to keep their selection at first overall a secret until the last possible moment in order to generate trade offers.
"What Minnesota plans to do is keep the mystery going all the way until the draft. They want teams to not know who they're drafting because they want to keep those phones ringing all the way until Adam Silver walks up and announces that pick. They want to have a situation where if somebody is trying to trade up for a player at one, two or three, that they don't know what the Wolves are doing and so they're not calling Golden State at two. They have to call No. 1 to make a trade."
The Wolves have most strongly been linked to Anthony Edwards if they keep the pick due to his more logical fit with Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell compared to James Wiseman and LaMelo Ball.
The Golden State Warriors are in a similar position in terms of their interest in trading out of No. 2.