2020 2nd Round

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2020 NBA Draft Commentary

1-2TeamPlayer Updated 7/6/20Comp
31Mavs (from Warriors)Isaiah StewartPF – Washington – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 247 – Wing – 7-4 – Fr – Stewart is destined for a long NBA career but he might not be an All Star level player. He should be able to contribute early thanks to his NBA ready frame and hard work on the boards.Derrick Favors with extra sauce 
32Hornets (from Cavs)Paul ReedPF – DePual – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 210 – Wing – NA – Jr – Has intriguing length and agility and has developed into a dangerous pick and pop threat. Can defend at the rim and is one of the best overall defenders in the class.Brice Johnson with range
33T-WolvesDaniel OturuC – Minnesota – Ht – 6-10 – Wt – 240 – Wing – NA – 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+
3476ers (from Hawks)Leandro BolmaroSF – Barcelona (Argentina) – HT: 6-7 – WT: 185 – WING: NA – Int.00
An active and aggressive wing/point guard who can get to the cup, score the ball and is a slick passer.
Manu lite
35Kings (from Pistons)Elijah Hughes  SF – Syracuse – HT: 6-6 – WT: 215 – WING: NA – Jr – A talented scorer who can get his own shot from outside, from mid range or take it all the way to the cup. Trending up.
3676ers (from Knicks)Isaiah JoeSG – Arkansas – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 170 – Wing – NA – So – One of the best shooters in college basketball, with impressive length as well. Doesn’t need much space to get his shot.Anfernee Simons
37Wizards (from Bulls)Jaden McDanielsSF – Washington – Ht – 6-10 – Wt – 180 – Wing – 6-11 – Fr – It’s rare to see a 6-10 player move the way Jaden moves. He’s quick, graceful and just loaded with talent. His upside as a scorer is unmatched in this draft class (this side of Anthony Edwards).DerMarr Johnson
38Knicks (from Hornets)Xavier TillmanPF – Michigan State – Ht – 6-8 – Wt – 245 – Wing – NA – Jr
A glue-guy, hard-nosed player and standout defender with a high basketball IQ.
39Pelicans (from Grizzlies)Jordan NworaSF – Louisville – Ht – 6-8 – Wt – 225 – Wing – 6-10 1/2 – Jr – A three level scorer with nice size and versatility on the wing. A 3pt marksman.Dorell Wright, T.J. Warren
40Grizzlies (from Suns)Killian TilliePF – Gonzaga (France) – Ht – 6-10 – Wt – 230 – Wing – NA – Sr – A versatile forward who can stretch the floor and has good mobility for his size.poor man’s Danilo
41SpursNico 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.Mike Bibby
42PelicansTyler BeySF – Colorado – HT: 6-7 – WT: 215 – WING: 7-0 – Jr
A big time athlete who can rebound, defend and run the floor with the best of them. Developing an offensive game.
poor man’s Shawn Marion
43KingsAshton HagansPG – Kentucky – Ht – 6-3 – Wt – 185 – Wing – 6-7 – 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 
44BlazersImmanuel Quickley PG – Kentucky – HT: 6-4 – WT: 180 – WING: 6-7 – So
A pass-first combo guard with nice size and a quick first step. Doesn’t blow you away with his athleticism but is fundamentally sound and skilled in all aspects of the game.
45MagicReggie PerryPF – Mississippi State – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 239 – Wing – NA – 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
46Celtics (from Nets)Jay ScrubbSG – JUCO (Louisville) – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 220 – Wing – NA – The top JUCO player commits to Louisville but could opt for the 2020 draft. Scrubb is a big wing with high end athleticism and first round potential.Malik Beasley
47Bulls (from Grizzlies)Nick RichardsC – Kentucky – Ht – 6-11 – Wt – 240 – Wing – 7-3 – Jr – Richards has all the tools and is just scratching the surface of his potential but is very raw and hasn’t progressed as we expected. Has upside but could take a long time to develop.JaVale McGee
48Warriors (from Mavs) Mason Jones SG – Arkansas – HT: 6-5 – WT: 200 – WING: NA – Jr
A scoring guard who can beat you 1on1. Has deep range and can get his own shot.
4976ersMalachi FlynnPG – San Diego State – HT: 6-2 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – Jr – A gamer who brings it every time out and is very solid on the defensive end.
50PacersTy-Shon AlexanderPG – Creighton – Ht – 6-4 – Wt – 195 – Wing – NA – Jr – A rock solid combo guard who can get his own shot. Is playing lights out and moving up the draft board.Alvin Williams
51ThunderAbdoulaye 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.
52Hawks (from Rockets)Ayo DosunmuPG – Illinois – HT: 6-5 – WT: 170 – WING: 6-6 – So
A big and talented lead guard with great handles and creative shot-making ability. 1on1 interview
Jrue
53Kings (from Heat)Devon DotsonPG – Kansas – Ht – 6-2 – Wt – 180 – Wing – NA – So – A ball hawk who plays with great intensity and can really get after it on defense and push the pace on offense.Darren Collison
54Warriors (from Jazz)Jared ButlerSG – Baylor – HT: 6-3 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – So
A shooting and scoring ace who is a bit undersized but has good strength.
55Nets (from Nuggets)Tre JonesPG – Duke – Ht – 6-1 – Wt – 185 – Wing – 6-3 – Fr – 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
56Hornets (from Celtics Udoka AzubuikeC – Kansas – HT: 7-0 – WT: 275 – WING: 7-7 – 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
57ClippersLamar 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
58RaptorsLamine DianeSF – Cal State Northridge – 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.
5976ers (from Lakers)Nate Hinton SG – Houston – HT: 6-5 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – So
A plus athlete who plays both ends. A great rebounder for a guard.
60Pelicans (from Bucks)Markus HowardPG – Marquette – Ht – 5-11 – Wt – 175 – Wing – NA – Sr – A dynamic scoring guard who can be streaky. A deadly scorer once he gets it going but obviously undersized.JJ Barea
1-2on the bubbleOmer 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
62 Yves PonsPF – Tennessee (France) – HT: 6-6 – WT: 215 – WING: NA – Jr
A powerhouse of an athlete who is just starting to put it all together on the court.
63Josh HallSF – Moravian Prep – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 190 – Wing – NA – Fr – A long and rangy forward who plays a perimeter oriented game. Has a silky smooth outside shot.TayShaun Prince
64Trendon WatfordSF LSU – HT: 6-8 – WT: 220 – WING: 7-1 1/2 – Fr
A skilled and athletic wing who has good size and strength. Can score in the post and is excellent from mid range. Plays an all around game.
Jeff Green
65Kaleb WessonPF – Ohio State – HT: 6-9 – WT: 260 – WING: NA – 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.
66Skyler MaysSG – LSU – HT: 6-4 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – Sr
A very efficient player who makes the right play. Isn’t a big upside guy but could find a spot in the League.
67Kenyon 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.
68Tres TinkleSF – Oregon State – Ht – 6-8 – Wt – 225 – Wing – NA – Sr – A three point sniper and talented all around scorer.Chase Budinger
69C.J. Elleby SG – Washington St. – HT: 6-6 – WT: 185 – WING: NA – Sr
A 3pt marksman with nice size for the SG position.
70Malcolm Cazalon SG – France – HT: 6-6 – WT: 185 – WING: 6-10 – Int.01
A lefty slasher who is at his best going to the basket. Has good burst, solid athleticism and has shown steady improvement, with more upside to grow into.
71Aaron HenrySG – Michigan State – HT: 6-6 – WT: 218 – WING: 6-11 – Jr – An NBA level athlete and stand-out defender who needs to continue to develop his handles and outside shot.
72Cassius Winston PG – Michigan St. – HT: 6-1 – WT: 195 – WING: 6-5 – 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.
73Jalen HarrisSG – Nevada – HT: 6-5 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – Jr
Does a little bit of everything and can really score the ball. An excellent 3pt shooter.
75Chris SmithSF – UCLA – HT: 6-8 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – Jr
A plus athlete who has some upside as a defender and transition player.
76Yoeli ChildsPF – BYU – HT: 6-8 – WT: 225 – WING: NA – Sr NA
77Sam Merrill SG – Utah State – HT: 6-5 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – Sr
NA
78Freddie GillespiePF – Baylor – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 245 – Wing – NA – 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.
79Naji MarshallSF – Xavier – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 210 – Wing – NA – Jr – Naji is an NBA level athlete who just needs to add an outside shot.
80Payton 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
81Paul EbouaPF – Cameroon – Ht – 6-8 – Wt – 210 – Wing – 7-2 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 
82Javonte Smart PG – LSU – HT: 6-4 – WT: 190 – WING: 6-7 – So
Javonte has nice tools to work with but could take a few years to find his way into the league.
Reggie Jackson
83 Chis 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.
84Trevelin Queen SG – New Mexico State – HT: 6-6 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – FROM: – Sr
NA
85Rayshaun Hammonds PF – Georgia – HT: 6-8 – WT: 235 – WING: NA – Jr
NA
86Malcolm CazalonSG – France – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 185 – Wing – NA – Int – A lefty slasher who is at his best going to the basket. Has good burst, solid athleticism and has shown steady improvement, with more upside to grow into.Josh Hart
87Yam 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.
88Emmitt WilliamsPF – LSU – HT: 6-6 – WT: 210 -WING: 6-11 – So
A 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
89Arturs ZagarsPG – Latvia – Ht – 6-3 – Wt – 175 – Wing – NA – Int. – A play-maker. Speedy yet under control and knows how to run an offense.
90Steven 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
91Anthony 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.
92Colbey RossPG – Pepperdine – HT: 6-1 – WT: 180 – WING: NA – Jr
93Jon 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. 
94Darius DaysPF – LSU – HT: 6-6 – WT: 240 – WING: NA – So
NA
95Malik FittsSF – St. Mary’s – HT: 6-8 – WT: 237 – WING: NA – Jr
NA
96Quiton Rose SF – 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.
97Khalil WhitneySF – USA – HT: 6-7 1/2 – WT: 200 – WING: 7-0 – Fr
After a slow start at Kentucky Whitney has decided to leave the school and declare for the 2020 draft.
98 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.
99 Sergi MartinezSF – Spain – HT: 6-9 – WT: 210 – WING: 6-11 – Int.
A scoring forward who can hit the 3 and shows a nice dribble-drive game.
Juancho
100Myles PowellPG – Seton Hall – Ht – 6-2 – Wt – 195 – Wing – NA – Sr – A score-first combo guard who can get buckets but needs to develop as a lead guard for the next level.Shawn Respert
101E.J. Montgomery PF – 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
102Austin 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
103Kerry 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
   
    

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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