2020 NBA Mock Draft

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2020 NBA Mock Draft Commentary (8/5/20)

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1-2TeamPlayer Updated 8/5/20 – Simulated Lottery EditionComp.
1WizardsAnthony EdwardsSG – Georgia – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 215 – Wing – 6-9 – Fr – The Wizards win the sim lottery and, although they have Bradley Beal at the SG position the addition of Edwards would instantly make them an offensive powerhouse with lots of flexibility in their rotations. Not to mention an insurance policy in case Beal and/or Wall get traded.bigger Oladipo
2HawksJames WisemanC – Memphis – Ht – 7-1 – Wt – 247 – Wing – 7-4 1/2 – Fr – The Hawks have a lot of money tied up in their frontcourt but Wiseman presents too much of a value to pass on here. This would be a great situation for him to learn and develop alongside proven frontcourt players and be on the receiving end of Trae Young’s genius. ArticleArticle1AD lite, David Robinson
3T-WolvesOnyeka OkongwuC – USC – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 220 – Wing – 7-1 – Fr – The Wolves stay at no.3 in this sim lottery and get the perfect post player to pair with KAT. Frontcourt play is still important and this would be one of the best young duos in the League.Bam, Tristan Thompson+
4WarriorsDeni AvdijaSF – Israel – Ht – 6-8 – Wt – 210 – Wing – NA – Int.01 – Deni’s stock is on the rise and he’d be a great fit in the Warriors system. Dispite some inconsistent play it’s hard not to buy into a 6-8 ball handling wing who shows advanced passing instincts.Danny Granger, Hedu, Donic-lite
5Cavs*Obi ToppinPF – Dayton – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 220 – Wing – NA – So – The Cavs could keep Obi in Ohio and bring a fresh talent to their big man rotation. LaMelo will be tempting here but the Cavs will want to give Sexton and Garland a longer look.stronger Drew Gooden, Otto Porter
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PistonsLaMelo BallPG – USA – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 180 – Wing – 6-10 – Int.01 – The Pistons need to bring in a face of the franchise type of player and have a big hole at point guard. LaMelo might not be fully NBA ready but he’d help breathe new life into the beleaguered franchise.6-7 Jason Williams
7KnicksKillian HayesPG – France – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 215 – Wing – 6-7 – Int.01 – The Knicks have shown they’re not afraid to draft from overseas and Killian is the perfect fit for what they’re building, despite how the fans would react to this pick.taller Jay Williams

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8BullsDevin VassellSG – Florida State – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 180 – Wing – 6-10 – So – The Bulls get a 3 and D wing who has uncanny defensive instincts and impacts the game on both ends. He gives me Reggie Miller vibes.Michael Redd, Kerry Kittles
9HornetsTyrese HaliburtonPG – Iowa State – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 170 – Wing – 6-8+ – So – Tyrese can do a bit of everything and is a high floor and seemingly NBA ready player who could plug right into the Hornets line up. He’s versatile enough to play on or off the ball and competes on both ends.better MCW, Dejounte
10SunsPatrick WilliamsSF – Florida State – Ht – 6-8 – Wt – 225 – Wing – NA – Fr – The more I watch of Patrick Williams the more I see him as a top 10 pick with top 5 upside. The Suns could play him at the 3 and the 4.Dante Cunningham+, Milsap
11SpursAleksej PokusevskiPF – Serbia – Ht – 7-0 – Wt – 201 – Wing – NA – Int01 – Poku comes with some question marks but the talent is too obvious to deny. He’s as skilled of a passer and ball handler as any young 7-footer in recent memory and would benefit greatly from the Spurs coaching and system.Toni Kukoc
12KingsIsaac OkoroSF – Auburn – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 225 – Wing – 6-9 – Fr – Okoro is a winner, a committed defender and team first player who has a clear NBA role. His offensive game shows promise and will likely be a plus for him, a little later in his career.faster Justin Anderson, Justise Winslow
13PelicansR.J. HamptonSG – NZ Breakers (NBL) – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 175 – Wing – 6-7 – Int01 – Hampton had a solid showing in 15 games for the Breakers. He didn’t light the league on fire but he showed why he’s a likely mid first round pick in June. 1on1 InterviewJamal Murray
14BlazersPrecious AchiuwaPF – Memphis – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 223 – Wing – 7-2 1/4 – Fr – Precious has great tools but doesn’t shoot the ball very well yet. He’s at his best in transition or taking the ball to the hoop and he always plays hard and gives great effort.Antoine Walker
15MagicKira 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

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16T-Wolves (from Nets)Cole 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 
17Celtics (from Grizzlies)Aaron NesmithSF – Maryland – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 213 – Wing – 6-9 – So – A foot injury sidelined Nesmith for the second half of the season. He finished the year with averages of 23pts, 4.9rbs while shooting a ridiculous 52% from 3.Alec Burks
18MavsTyrell Terry PG – LSU – HT: 6-2 – WT: 165 – WING: NA – Fr – A sweet-shooting guard who has a scorer’s mentality and gets his shot off quickly. A bit undersized and will struggle to guard in the League but his offensive talent is special.Seth Curry+ 
19Bucks (from Blazers)Grant 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
20Nets (from 76ers)Saddiq BeySF – Villanova – Ht – 6-8 – Wt – 216 – Wing – NA – Jr – An excellent 3pt shooter with good length and strength. A 3&D prospect who had a break-out sophomore season.Khris Middleton
21Nuggets (from Rockets)Jalen SmithPF – Maryland – Ht – 6-10 – Wt – 215 – Wing – 7-1 – So – Smith took his game to a new level this past year, hitting 3’s and blocking shots and looking the part of an NBA pf. He’s got upside but needs to be more aggressive on the court.. 1on1 InterviewP.J. Brown
2276ers (from Thunder)Jahmi’us Ramsey SG – Texas Tech – Ht – 6-4 – Wt – 195 – Wing – NA – 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 
23HeatZeke NnajiPF – Arizona – Ht – 6-11 – Wt – 230 – Wing – 7-1 – 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
24JazzDesmond BaneSG – TCU – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 215 – Wing – NA – 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)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
26CelticsTyrese MaxeyPG – Kentucky – Ht – 6-3 – Wt – 195 – Wing – 6-5 1/2 – Fr – A compact, score-first combo guard who can light it up from downtown. He fell off a bit after a hot start and struggled with consistency and efficiency. Still, he’s a lights-out shooter who should benefit from the space in the NBA game.Lou Williams 
27Knicks (from Clippers)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
28RaptorsJosh 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 inconsistent shooting the ball. A team-first guy who should fit well as a glue-guy on an NBA roster.Josh Richardson 
29LakersTyler 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
30Celtics (from Bucks)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 
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– The 2020 NBA Draft is re-scheduled for October 16th and the Lottery for August 20th.

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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