2020 NBA Mock Draft

2020 NBA Mock Draft Commentary

The 2020 NBA Draft is set for November 18th

Latest moves: LaMelo Ball moves up to no.1 – Killian Hayes to the Cavs – Obi Toppin falls to the Pistons at no.7

2020 Big Board, Top 70

1-2TeamPlayer Updated 10/27/20Comp.
1T-WolvesLaMelo BallPG – USA – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 190 – Wing – 6-10 – Int.01 – LaMelo has a lot of #1 buzz and is a decent fit with the Wolves. He’s a bit lower on our big board but his elite passing, positional size and huge media following could help him rise to the top on draft day. LaMelo Article6-7 Jason Williams
2WarriorsJames WisemanC – Memphis – Ht – 7-1 – Wt – 247 – Wing – 7-4 1/2 – Fr – The Warriors want to trade down but if they stay at no.2 they could go with the highest upside player in the draft in Wiseman, who has shown added strength and agility in workouts. ArticleArticle1David Robinson lite
3HornetsAnthony EdwardsSG – Georgia – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 235 – Wing – 6-9 – Fr – Edwards might be the most talented prospect in the class but maturity issues could knock him down a few spots on draft day. The Hornets could use the firepower and star-power that he brings, while hoping MJ helps brings out the best in him.bigger Oladipo
4BullsDeni AvdijaSF – Israel – Ht – 6-8 – Wt – 210 – Wing – 6-9 1/2 – Int.01 – The Bulls could go a number of directions here but adding a versatile ball-handling forward like Deni would be a good move. Otto Porter could be on the move and Deni would be a nice replacement.Danny Granger, Hedu+
5CavsKillian HayesPG – France – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 215 – Wing – 6-7 – Int.01 – The Cavs have Sexton and Garland but neither one is a franchise centerpiece. Hayes is the type of big ball-handler and creator that teams covet and could play on or off the ball in Cleveland.taller Jay Williams
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HawksOnyeka OkongwuC – USC – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 220 – Wing – 7-1 – Fr – The Hawks have some nice pieces up front but would do well to add a young stud PF in Onyeka. The Hawks can swing for the fences with this pick.Bam, Tristan Thompson+
7PistonsObi ToppinPF – Dayton – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 220 – Wing – 7-2 – So – Obi is one of the safest players in this class and will bring great offensive production to the Pistons (or whichever team trades down to his spot).bouncy Drew Gooden

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8KnicksTyrese HaliburtonPG – Iowa State – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 170 – Wing – 6-8+ – So – The Knicks would love to add LaMelo or one of the big names in the draft but falling to no.8 could be a blessing in disguise, allowing them to draft a pro-ready player like Haliburton.rich man’s Dejounte
9WizardsIsaac OkoroSF – Auburn – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 225 – Wing – 6-9 – Fr – Okoro is a winner, a committed defender, a great passer and team first player who would fit perfectly on the wing in D.C.Justise Winslow+
10SunsPatrick WilliamsSF – Florida State – Ht – 6-8 – Wt – 225 – Wing – 6-11 – Fr – The more I watch of Patrick Williams the more I see him as a potential top 10 pick with top 5 upside.Paul Milsap
11SpursDevin VassellSG – Florida State – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 180 – Wing – 6-10 – So – Vassell would be a natural fit with the Spurs, bringing his efficient shooting, defensive acumen and team-first play.Michael Redd, Kerry Kittles
12KingsTyrell TerryPG – Stanford – HT: 6-2 – WT: 174 – WING: NA – Fr – The Kings could form a dynamic backcourt by putting the sweet-shooting Terry next to the speedy Fox.poor man’s Steph Curry
13PelicansKira Lewis Jr.PG – Alabama – HT: 6-3 – WT: 165 – WING: 6-7 – So. – A speedy lead guard who plays with an extra gear. Very young for his class and already playing at a high level, showing high BBIQ and playing an efficient game.Darren Collison+, Avery Bradley
14Celtics (from Grizzlies)R.J. HamptonSG – NZ Breakers (NBL) – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 175 – Wing – 6-7 – Int01 – Hampton’s stock is all over the place but he could land in the late lottery if a team buys his shot development and athletic upside. 1on1 InterviewJamal Murray
15MagicAleksej PokusevskiPF – Serbia – Ht – 7-0 – Wt – 201 – Wing – 7-3 – Int01 – Poku is as skilled of a passer and ball handler as any young 7-footer in recent memory. He might be a few years away from contributing at the NBA level but he’ll get drafted for his upside.Toni Kukoc

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16BlazersSaddiq BeySF – Villanova – Ht – 6-8 – Wt – 216 – Wing – 6-11 – So – An excellent 3pt shooter with good length and strength. A 3&D prospect who had a break-out sophomore season.Khris Middleton
17T-Wolves (from Nets)Precious AchiuwaPF – Memphis – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 223 – Wing – 7-2 1/4 – Fr – Precious is the type of athlete you want to bet on. His upside is hard to pass on at this point in the draft.Antoine Walker
18MavsAaron NesmithSF – Vanderbilt – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 213 – Wing – 6-9 – So – A foot injury sidelined Nesmith for the second half of the season but he finished the year with averages of 23pts, 4.9rbs while shooting a ridiculous 52% from 3.Alec Burks
19Nets (from 76ers)Isaiah StewartPF – Washington – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 247 – Wing – 7-4 – Fr – Stewart is destined for a long NBA career who brings great work ethic, hustle and leadership. He should be able to contribute early thanks to his NBA ready frame and great effort.Derrick Favors
20HeatTyrese MaxeyPG – Kentucky – Ht – 6-3 – Wt – 195 – Wing – 6-5 1/2 – Fr – A compact, score-first combo guard who struggled with his outside shot but is a great finisher.Lou Williams
2176ers (from Thunder)Jalen SmithPF – Maryland – Ht – 6-10 – Wt – 215 – Wing – 7-1 – So – Jalen is a modern big; skilled, hits the 3 ball, blocks shots and plays with his head up. 1on1 InterviewP.J. Brown
22Nuggets (from Rockets)Josh GreenSG – Arizona (Australia) – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 201 – Wing – 6-10 1/4 – Fr – A talented 2-guard who is a great defender and open court athlete but is not yet consistent shooting the ball. A team-first guy who should fit well as a glue-guy on an NBA roster.Josh Richardson
23JazzCole AnthonyPG – UNC – Ht – 6-3 – Wt – 185 – Wing – 6-3 1/2 – Fr – Cole had a tough freshman year, struggling with his finishing at the rim and with turnovers. He’s a streaky scorer who will have a long career but might not be a star.Jerryd Bayless
24Bucks (from Pacers)Desmond Bane SG – TCU – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 215 – Wing – 6-4 – Sr – One of the most efficient players in the country and a deadly 3pt shooter who is lethal coming off of screens. Gets his feet set quickly and has a speedy release.Gary Trent Jr.
25Thunder (from Nuggets)Daniel 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+
26CelticsRobert Woodard IIPF – Miss. State – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 230 – Wing – 7-1 A big combo forward who has all the tools to excel in the NBA. He’s powerful, athletic, with a strong build and able to hit the open 3pt shot.
Tobias Harris
27Knicks (from Clippers)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 but not the most efficient player.DerMarr Johnson
28LakersGrant Riller PG – Charleston – HT: 6-3 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – 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
29RaptorsZeke NnajiPF – Arizona – Ht – 6-10 – Wt – 247 – Wing – 7-2 – Fr – Nnaji has great mobility and a good scoring touch. He’s got a quick first step and is able to blow by defenders with the dribble and outmaneuver for rebounds. Shoots the ball well.faster Taj Gibson
30Celtics (from Bucks)Killian TilliePF – Gonzaga (France) – Ht – 6-10 – Wt – 230 – Wing – 6-10 – Sr – A versatile forward with a great 3pt shot but needs to stay healthy.poor man’s Danilo
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– The 2020 NBA Draft is set for November 18th.

2020 Traded Picks

  • 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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