2020 2nd Round

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2020 NBA Draft Commentary

1-2TeamPlayer Updated 9/13/20Comp
31Mavs (from Warriors)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
32Hornets (from Cavs)Daniel 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+
33T-WolvesTheo MaledonPG – France – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 175 – Wing – 6-7 – 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
3476ers (from Hawks)Cassius StanleySG – Duke – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 193 – Wing – 6-6 – 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
35Kings (from Pistons)Vernon 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
3676ers (from Knicks)Robert Woodard IIPF – Miss. State – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 230 – Wing – 7-1
Powerful, athletic, with a strong build, good transition game and able to hit the open 3pt shot.
smaller Tobias Harris
37Wizards (from Bulls)Reggie PerryPF – Miss. 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
38Knicks (from Hornets)Xavier TillmanPF – Michigan State – Ht – 6-8 – Wt – 245 – Wing – NA – Sr
A glue-guy, hard-nosed player and standout defender with a high basketball IQ.
39Pelicans (from Grizzlies)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.
40Grizzlies (from Suns)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

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41SpursKillian 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
42PelicansNico 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
43KingsJosh HallSF – Moravian Prep – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 190 – Wing – NA – HSsr5 – A long and rangy forward who plays a perimeter oriented game. Has a silky smooth outside shot.TayShaun Prince
44BullsNaji MarshallSF – Xavier – HT: 6-7 – WT: 220 – WING: 7-0 – Jr. – Naji is an NBA level athlete with great length who just needs to add an outside shot.
45Magic 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.
46BlazersTy-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
47Celtics (from Nets)Malachi 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.Jarrett Jack
48Warriors (from Mavs)Immanuel 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.
4976ersJalen 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.
50Hawks (from Heat)Isaiah JoeSG – Arkansas – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 170 – Wing – NA – So – Joe is a high volume 3pt shooter with deep range and an easy stroke.Anfernee Simons

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51Warriors (from Jazz)Lamine 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.
52Kings (from Rockets)Ashton 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
53ThunderMamadi DiakitePF – Virginia – Ht – 6-9 – 228 – Wing – NA – 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
54PacersDevon 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
55Nets (from Nuggets)Abdoulaye 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.
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
5876ers (from Lakers)Nick RichardsC – Kentucky – Ht – 6-11 – Wt – 240 – Wing – 7-3 – 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
59RaptorsNate 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)Karim Mane SG – Montreal, Canada – HT: 6-5 – WT: 192 – WING: 7-0 – A combo guard who’s a plus athlete with an attacking style of play. Bouncy with great length. Plays above the rim. Daequan Cook
1-2on the bubbleTre 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
62Paul 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
63Markus 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
64Skylar 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.
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.
66Jay 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
67Tres TinkleSF – Oregon State – Ht – 6-8 – Wt – 225 – Wing – NA – Sr – A three point sniper and talented all around scorer.Chase Budinger
68Payton 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
69Cassius 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.
70Freddie 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.
71Yam 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.
72C.J. Elleby SG – Washington St. – HT: 6-6 – WT: 185 – WING: NA – Sr
A 3pt marksman with nice size for the SG position.
73Borisa 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.
75Kristian DoolittleSF – Oklahoma – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 232 – Wing – NA – Sr
76Yoeli ChildsPF – BYU – HT: 6-8 – WT: 225 – WING: NA – Sr
77Malcolm 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.Josh Hart
78Emmitt 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
79Nathan KnightC – William & Mary – HT: 6-10 – WT: 253 – WING: NA – Sr
NA
80Trevelin Queen SG – New Mexico State – HT: 6-6 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Sr
NA
81Isaiah 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)
82Quiton 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.
83Myles 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
84Saben LeePG – Vanderbilt – HT: 6-2 – WT: 183 – WING: NA – Jr
85Arturs ZagarsPG – Latvia – Ht – 6-3 – Wt – 175 – Wing – NA – Int. – A play-maker. Speedy yet under control and knows how to run an offense.
86Filip PetrusevC – Gonzaga (Serbia) – HT: 6-11 – WT: 225 – WING: NA – Jr – Petrusev has decided to leave Gonzaga and has signed to play in Europe this coming season. Channing Frye
87Sam Merrill SG – Utah State – HT: 6-5 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – Sr
NA
88Steven 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
89Kenyon 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.
90Justinian JessupSF – Boise State- HT: 6-7 – WT: 202 – WING: NA – Sr
A 3pt specialist who might not have the defensive chops to be a 3&D guy at the next level.
 
91Omer 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
92Marko 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.
93Chis 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.
94Malik FittsSF – St. Mary’s – HT: 6-8 – WT: 237 – WING: NA – Jr
NA
95Khalil 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.
96Sergi 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
97E.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
98Austin 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
99Kerry 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
100Jon 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. 
101 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.
102Rayshaun Hammonds PF – Georgia – HT: 6-8 – WT: 235 – WING: NA – Jr
NA
103Anthony 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.
    
    
    
    
    

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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