2020 2nd Round

2020 NBA Draft Commentary

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31Mavs (from Warriors)Robert Woodard IIPF – Miss. State – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 230 – Wing – 7-2 A big combo forward who has all the tools to excel in the NBA. He’s powerful and athletic with a strong build and able to hit the open 3pt shot.Tobias Harris
32Hornets (from Cavs)Theo MaledonPG – France – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 175 – Wing – 6-8 3/4 – Int – A well built athlete with a quick first step. Has all the physical tools to excel in the NBA including nice length and great size/strength at the PG position.poor man’s SGA
33T-WolvesTyler BeySF – Colorado – HT: 6-7 – WT: 215 – WING: 7-1 1/4 – Jr – A big time athlete who can rebound, defend and run the floor with the best of them. Developing an offensive game.Andre Roberson
34Thunder (from 76ers, Hawks)Isaiah JoeSG – Arkansas – Ht – 6-4 1/2 – Wt – 170 – Wing – 6-7 1/2 – So – Joe is a high volume 3pt shooter with deep range and an easy stroke.Anfernee Simons
35Kings (from Pistons)Paul ReedPF – DePual – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 210 – Wing – NA – Jr – Has intriguing length and agility and has developed into a decent pick and pop threat. Can defend at the rim and is one of the best overall defenders in the class.Brice Johnson with range
3676ers (from Knicks)Xavier TillmanPF – Michigan State – Ht – 6-8 1/2 – Wt – 266 – Wing – 7-2 – Sr – A glue-guy, hard-nosed player and standout defender with a high basketball IQ.George Lynch, Ronny Turiaf
37Wizards (from Bulls)Nico MannionPG – Arizona (Italy) – Ht – 6-3 – Wt – 180 – Wing – 6-2 1/2 – Fr – Nico is a unique talent with a quick first step, advanced decision making and great scoring ability. His floater game is nice and he’s lethal from 3pt land. A bit undersized.Luke Ridnour
38Jazz (from Hornets)Devon DotsonPG – Kansas – Ht – 6-1 3/4 – Wt – 185 – Wing – 6-3 – So – A ball hawk who plays with great intensity and can really get after it on defense and push the pace on offense. Might be the fastest player in the draft.Darren Collison
39Pelicans (from Grizzlies)Cassius StanleySG – Duke – Ht – 6-6 1/2- Wt – 201 – Wing – 6-7 – Fr – Stanley is a gifted athlete with a very bright basketball future. He’s not the most creative in the half court but he’s great in transition, has world class bounce and can hit the open 3pt shot.Latrell Sprewell
40Grizzlies (from Suns)Payton PritchardPG – Oregon – Ht – 6-1 – Wt – 195 – Wing – NA – Sr – A hard-nosed competitor who plays with a lot of fire. Isn’t the most gifted athlete but has quick hands and feet and great BBIQ.T.J. McConnell+

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41SpursTre JonesPG – Duke – Ht – 6-3 – Wt – 185 – Wing – 6-5 – So – A dynamic play-maker with a great feel for the game and the ability to make his teammates better. Gets after it on defense and always makes the right play.Tyus
42Bucks (from Pelicans)Jay Scrubb SG – JUCO (Louisville) – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 220 – Wing – 6-9 – The top JUCO player is a dynamic athlete with scoring upside. Is getting some first round buzz.Malik Beasley
43KingsMason JonesSG – Arkansas – HT: 6-5 3/4 – WT: 207 – WING: 6-7 – Jr – A scoring guard who can beat you 1on1. Has deep range and can get his own shot.Willie Green, Jodie Meeks
44BullsGrant Riller PG – Charleston – HT: 6-1 – WT: 190 – WING: 6-5 1/4 – Sr – A productive player and great shot maker who’s proven it over the course of 4 seasons. Has great finishing ability and a nice layup package.Fred VanVleet, Shammond Williams
45Bucks (from MagicKillian TilliePF – Gonzaga (France) – Ht – 6-10 – Wt – 221 – Wing – 6-8 – Sr – A versatile forward with a great 3pt shot but needs to stay healthy. If it wasn’t for medical concerns he’d be a first rounder.poor man’s Danilo
46BlazersDaniel OturuC – Minnesota – Ht – 6-10 – Wt – 240 – Wing – 7-4 – So – Oturu had a breakout sophomore season, scoring the rock at a high clip and continuing to rebound and block shots at an elite level.Jamaal Magloire+
47Celtics (from Nets)Jahmi’us RamseySG – Texas Tech – Ht – 6-3 3/4 – Wt – 193 – Wing – 6-6 – Fr – Has a nose for the ball and brings a lot of energy. Can play on or off the ball and is a warrior on the court.stronger Rodney McGruder
48Warriors (from Mavs)Immanuel Quickley SG – Kentucky – HT: 6-4 – WT: 180 – WING: 6-8 1/4 – So – A combo guard with nice size and a quick first step. Doesn’t blow you away with his athleticism but is fundamentally sound and can really shoot the 3pt shot.Miles Simon
4976ersJalen HarrisSG – Nevada – HT: 6-4 1/4 – WT: 193 – WING: 6-7 – Jr – Does a little bit of everything and can really score the ball. An excellent 3pt shooter.Luther Head
50Hawks (from Heat)Josh HallSF – Moravian Prep – Ht – 6-7 1/2 – Wt – 196 – Wing – 6-11 – HSsr5 – A long and rangy forward who plays a perimeter oriented game. Has a silky smooth outside shot.TayShaun Prince

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51Warriors (from Jazz)Lamar StevensPF – Penn State – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 255 – Wing – NA – Sr – A powerful wing who plays with good instincts. Does a little bit of everything on the court.Anthony Mason
52Kings (from Rockets)Naji MarshallSF – Xavier – HT: 6-7 – WT: 233 – WING: 7-0 3/4 – Jr. – Naji is an NBA level athlete with great length who just needs to add an outside shot.Quincey Pondexter
53ThunderVernon Carey Jr.C – UNC – Ht – 6-10 – Wt – 260 – Wing – 7-0 – Fr – A bruising center who can overpower opponents in the lane and also has great quickness and agility. Has a nice skill level for a young big but doesn’t have ideal length or vertical explosion.Derrick Coleman, Vin Baker
54PacersTy-Shon AlexanderPG – Creighton – Ht – 6-4 – Wt – 200 – Wing – 6-8 – Jr – A rock solid combo guard who can get his own shot. Is playing lights out and moving up the draft board.Alvin Williams
55Nets (from Nuggets)Sam Merrill SG – Utah State – HT: 6-5 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – Sr – One of the best 3pt shooters in the class who is also fundamentally sound on the defensive end.Joe Harris
56Hornets (from Celtics) Udoka AzubuikeC – Kansas – HT: 6-11 1/2 – WT: 259 – WING: 7-7 1/4 – Sr – Bruising center with NBA strength who is very young with a lot of raw talent. If this was 1992 he’d be a first round pick but his game doesn’t fit well in today’s NBA.Eddy Curry
57ClippersKarim Mane SG – Montreal, Canada – HT: 6-6 – WT: 196 – WING: 6-11 – A combo guard who’s a plus athlete with an attacking style of play. Bouncy with great length. Plays above the rim. Daequan Cook
5876ers (from Lakers)Cassius Winston PG – Michigan St. – HT: 6-1 – WT: 195 – WING: 6-6 – Sr – Winston is a consistent, efficient and fundamentally sound lead guard. He’s not a big upside player but could carve out an NBA career for himself.Mario Chalmers
59RaptorsMamadi DiakitePF – Virginia – Ht – 6-10 1/4 – 222 – Wing – 7-3 3/4 – Sr. – A glue guy power forward who does the dirty work. Has mobility, length and a fluid game. Is starting to hit the 3. Very NBA ready, especially on D.Harvey Grant
60Bucks (from Pelicans)Yam MadarPG – Israel – Ht – 6-3 – Wt – NA – Wing – NA – Int.00 – A consummate pg who doesn’t have ideal athleticism but makes up for it with skill and great decision making.Eric Maynor
1-2on the bubbleReggie PerryPF – Miss. State – Ht – 6-9 1/4 – Wt – 249 – Wing – 7-0 1/4 – So – An aggressive power forward who plays with an edge. Broad-shouldered and strong with good body control. Has a much improved offensive game. 1on1 Interviewpoor man’s Bam
62Freddie GillespiePF – Baylor – Ht – 6-10 3/4- Wt – 249 – Wing – 7-5 1/4 – Sr
Has taken the long road to being a possible draft pick but has raised his game to a new level this year and shows some NBA attributes, rebounding and blocking shots.
Amir Johnson
63Ashton HagansPG – Kentucky – Ht – 6-2 1/2 – Wt – 193 – Wing – 6-8 – So – A true lead guard who plays with balance and good decision making. Doesn’t have ideal size and will have to show that he’s a capable three point shooter.Elfrid Payton, Jacque Vaughn
64Paul EbouaPF – Cameroon – Ht – 6-7 1/2 – Wt – 222 – Wing – 7-3 1/2 – Int – A raw athlete who is just starting to emerge and put it all together on the court. Has big athletic upside.Ike Diogu, Noah Vonleh
65Nate Hinton SG – Houston – HT: 6-5 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – So – A plus athlete who plays both ends. A great rebounder for a guard.Keith Bogans
66Skylar MaysSG – LSU – HT: 6-4 – WT: 204 – WING: 6-6 – Sr – A very efficient player who makes the right play. Isn’t a big upside guy but could find a spot in the League.
67Kaleb WessonPF – Ohio State – HT: 6-10 1/4 – WT: 252 – WING: 7-3 1/2 – Sr – A big forward with long arms and a great 3pt shot. Doesn’t have great mobility though and could struggle to guard at the NBA level.
68Abdoulaye N’DoyePG – France – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 200 – Wing – 7-2 – Int98 – An intriguing prospect thanks to his great length and size for position. A bit older but still with lots of upside to develop.
69Lamine DianeSF – Cal St. Northridge (Senegal) – HT: 6-7 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – So – Diane dominated the level of competition he faced, putting up big numbers both seasons. His 3pt shot is a work in progress and could be what makes or breaks his NBA chances.
70Omer YurtsevenC – Georgetown (Turkey) – Ht – 7-0 – Wt – 228 – Wing – 7-1 – Sr – Big, smooth PF prospect with a nice shooting touch but average athleticism.Matt Geiger
71Tres TinkleSF – Oregon State – Ht – 6-8 – Wt – 225 – Wing – NA – Sr – A three point sniper and talented all around scorer.Chase Budinger
72Nick RichardsC – Kentucky – Ht – 6-11 1/2 – Wt – 241 – Wing – 7-2 1/4 – Jr – Richards has good tools and is just scratching the surface but is very raw and hasn’t progressed as we expected. He’s got upside but could take a long time to develop.JaVale McGee
73Marko SimonovicC – Serbia – HT: 6-11 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – Int.99 – A plodding center with good hands and interior scoring ability. Could be a draft and stash. 
75Kristian DoolittleSF – Oklahoma – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 232 – Wing – NA – Sr
76Yoeli ChildsPF – BYU – HT: 6-7 – WT: 226 – WING: 6-11 1/2 – Sr
77Nathan KnightC – William & Mary – HT: 6-10 – WT: 235 – WING: 7-2 – Sr
NA
78Borisa SimanicPF – Serbia – Ht – 6-11 – Wt – 205 – Wing – NA – Int.98 – An older prospect who isn’t a big time athlete but has a silky smooth 3pt shot.
79Markus HowardPG – Marquette – Ht – 5-11 – Wt – 175 – Wing – 6-0 1/4 – Sr – A dynamic scoring guard who can be streaky. A deadly scorer once he gets it going but obviously undersized.JJ Barea
80Emmitt WilliamsPF – LSU – HT: 6-6 – WT: 210 -WING: 6-11 – SoA heart and hustle player who is aggressive on the court, has good hands and a developing skill set. A powerful dunker and a force in the paint who out-works everyone else on the court.Jerami Grant lite
81Trevelin Queen SG – New Mexico State – HT: 6-6 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Sr
NA
82Trent ForestSG – Florida State – HT: 6-4 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – Sr
NA
83Tyrique JonesPF – Xavier – HT: 6-8 – WT: 235 – WING: NA- Sr
84C.J. EllebySG – Washington St. – HT: 6-6 – WT: 185 – WING: NA – So – A 3pt marksman with nice size for the SG position.
85Myles PowellPG – Seton Hall – Ht – 6-1 1/2 – Wt – 195 – Wing – 6-7 – Sr – A score-first combo guard who can get buckets but needs to develop as a lead guard for the next level.Shawn Respert
86Saben LeePG – Vanderbilt – HT: 6-2 – WT: 183 – WING: NA – Jr
87Nate DarlingSG – Deleware (Canada) – HT: 6-5 – WT: 200 – WING: NA – Sr – An elite 3pt shooter with decent size for the SG position.
88Breein TyreePG – Ole Miss- Ht – 6-2 – Wt – 195 – Wing – NA – Sr – NA
89Justinian JessupSF – Boise State- HT: 6-7 – WT: 202 – WING: NA – Sr – 3pt specialist who might not have the defensive chops to be a 3&D guy at the next level.
90Arturs ZagarsPG – Latvia – Ht – 6-3 – Wt – 175 – Wing – NA – Int. – A play-maker. Speedy yet under control and knows how to run an offense.
91Eugene GermanPG – Northern Illinois- Ht – 6-0 – Wt – 185 – Wing – NA – Sr
92Isaiah Mike PF – SMU – HT: 6-8 – WT: 215 – WING: NA- Sr – A versatile defender, solid athlete and good catch and shoot player (which will be his make or break skill if he wants to stick in the NBA)
93E.J. MontgomeryPF – Kentucky – HT: 6-10 – WT: 215 – WING: 7-1 – So – A high level recruit who hasn’t lived up to the billing. Needs to add strength and play with more consistent intensity but has talent to develop.poor man’s Darius Miles
94Kenyon Martin Jr.PF – Bradenton, FL – HT: 6-7 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – HSsr.5 – Martin can really get off the floor and take it to the rim. He’s undersized for the 4 so he’ll have to round out his perimeter game to excel at the next level.
95Anthony LambSF – Vermont – HT: 6-6 – WT: 227 – WING: NA – Sr 
96Steven EnochC – Louisville – Ht – 6-10 – Wt – 250 – Wing – NA – Sr
A banger on the inside with an NBA frame. Has shown an expanded skill-set with more room for improvement.
Deyonta Davis, Amir Johnson
97Chis Clarke SF – Texas Tech – HT: 6-6 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – Sr – A big, strong wing/guard who has a ton of versatility. Can run the point, rebound and guard 3 positions. Isn’t a great shooter but is a great glue guy.
98Khalil WhitneySF – USA – HT: 6-7 – WT: 205 – WING: 7-0 1/4- Fr – After a slow start at Kentucky Whitney has decided to leave the school and declare for the 2020 draft.
99Lesley Varner IISF – UT Rio Grande Valley – HT: 6-7 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Sr – A long, wiry defender with a nice jumper. Might not get drafted but will get a long look from NBA teams.
100Malik FittsSF – St. Mary’s – HT: 6-8 – WT: 237 – WING: NA – Jr
101Quiton RoseSF – Temple – HT: 6-8 – WT: 185 – WING: 6-8 1/4 – Sr – A scoring talent with nice length and a great feel for the game. Needs to develop his three point shot and add strength.
102Rayshaun HammondsPF – Georgia – HT: 6-8 – WT: 235 – WING: NA – Jr
103Austin WileyC – Auburn – HT: 6-10 – WT: 250 – WING: 7-4 – Sr – A long and powerful post player who is still growing into his body and getting into shape. Suspended for the season so we won’t see if these improvements carry over to the floor.Sharone Wright
104 Louis Olinde PF – Germany – HT: 6-10 – WT: 188 – WING: NA –
105Jon Teske C – Michigan – HT: 7-1 – WT: 265 – WING: NA – Sr – Big, strong and skilled, Teske isn’t the most mobile player but he’s got an NBA frame and a developing outside shot. 
106Xavier SneedSF – Kansas State – HT: 6-5 – WT: 215 – WING: NA – Sr
NA
 
107Kylor KelleyPF – Oregon State – HT: 7-0 – WT: 215 – WING: 7-4 – Sr
108 Jarron CumberlandSG – Cincinnati – HT: 6-5 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – Sr – A burly guard who plays with an edge. Has refined his outside shot and is looking more and more pro ready.
109Anthony Cowan Jr.PG – Maryland – HT: 6-0 – WT: 180 – WING: NA – Sr – Compact and strong and can score the ball. Cowan isn’t a big upside guy but he really knows how to play.
110Kerry Blackhear Jr.C – Florida – HT: 6-10 – WT: 250 – WING: NA – Sr5 – A fundamentally sound big who has improved every year. Doesn’t have great foot speed and could struggle to defend at the NBA level.Mitch McGary 

Full Draft Results

Trades

  • Bucks get Pacers first round pick (Brogdon trade)
  • Celtics get the Grizzlies first round pick, top 6 protected
  • Celtics get Bucks pick via Suns, top 7 protected (Baynes trade)
  • Hawks get Cavs pick, top 10 protected (becomes 2021 and 2022 2nds if not conveyed)
  • Hawks get the Nets first round pick, lottery protected (Crabbe, Prince trade)
  • Grizzlies get Jazz first round pick, protected 1-7 and 15-30 (Conley trade)
  • Pelicans get the Cavs pick, top 10 protected
  • Nets get Sixers 1st round pick via Clippers, lottery protected
  • Sixers get Thunder first round pick, via Orlando, top 20 protected
  • Thunder get Nuggets first round pick, top 10 protected

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