2020 NBA Mock Draft

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1-2TeamPlayer Updated 7/6/20 (Simulated Lottery Edition)Comp.
1PistonsAnthony EdwardsSG – Georgia – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 215 – Wing – 6-9 – Fr – The Pistons win the sim lottery and jump into position to take the dynamic scoring force that is Anthony Edwards. Wiseman would fit a need as well but Detroit goes with the NBA ready offensive talent in Edwards.bigger Oladipo
2HawksJames WisemanC – Memphis – Ht – 7-1 – Wt – 247 – Wing – 7-4 1/2 – Fr – Wiseman drops to no.2, partially due to concerns about his build (lower body strength) and his fit in the modern NBA. The Hawks get a high upside center to develop and a guy who should be a shot blocking force from day 1. ArticleArticle1AD lite, David Robinson
3SunsLaMelo BallPG – USA – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 180 – Wing – 6-10 – Int – The Suns make a big jump up (in our sim lottery) and land LaMelo, to give them one of the most exciting young backcourts in the League. Melo has some boom or bust potential but would land in a good situation in Phoenix, where he can focus on play-making while Booker and co. handle the scoring load.6-7 Jason Williams
4WarriorsOnyeka OkongwuC – USC – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 220 – Wing – 7-1 – Fr – The Warriors drop to no.4 but still land a player who is in the conversation for no.1 overall. Onyeka would give the team a new dimension of power and talent at the center position.Bam, Tristan Thompson+
5Cavs*Obi ToppinPF – Dayton – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 220 – Wing – NA – So – The Cavs land the offensive talent and bouncy athlete to add to their young core. We can expect some of their veteran frontcourt players to be traded this year so Obi makes sense here.stronger Drew Gooden, Otto Porter
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T-WolvesDeni AvdijaSF – Israel – Ht – 6-8 – Wt – 210 – Wing – NA – Int – Deni would be a nice fit on the wing for the Wolves. He’s a play-maker, a promising 3pt shooter and solid defender. The pieces are starting to come together in Minnesota.Danny Granger, Hedu, Donic-lite
7KnicksKillian HayesPG – France – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 215 – Wing – 6-7 – Int01 – The struggling Knicks franchise looks to Europe for salvation…or at least to add a young point guard with intriguing upside in Killian Hayes.taller Jay Williams

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8BullsPatrick 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 Bulls could use his defense and all around game to add to their inconsistent frontcourt.Dante Cunningham+, Milsap
9HornetsDevin VassellSG – Florida State – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 180 – Wing – 6-10 – So – A well built wing with great catch and shoot ability. Has uncanny defensive instincts and impacts the game on both ends. The Hornets could use more firepower on the wing and another committed defender.Michael Redd, Kerry Kittles
10WizardsTyrese HaliburtonPG – Iowa State – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 170 – Wing – 6-8+ – So – The Wizards will get John Wall back soon but it might be time to start looking in a new direction at PG, or at least draft the versatile Haliburton to develop behind Wall.better MCW, Dejounte
11SpursIsaac OkoroSF – Auburn – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 225 – Wing – 6-9 – Fr – The Spurs could use a youth movement on the wing and Okoro fits the team culture; he’s a winner, a committed defender and team first player.faster Justin Anderson, Justise Winslow
12KingsAleksej PokusevskiPF – Serbia – Ht – 7-0 – Wt – 201 – Wing – NA – Int01 – Tall, thin and talented with a lot of upside to grow into. Can shoot the rock from deep and take his man off the dribble. A skilled passer and dribbler with advanced ball skills for a young 7-footer. The Kings could swing for the fences here.Jonathan Bender, poor man’s KP
13PelicansPrecious AchiuwaPF – Memphis – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 223 – Wing – 7-2 1/4 – Fr – Has great physical tools but doesn’t shoot the ball very well yet. Is at his best in transition or taking the ball to the hoop. Always plays hard and gives great effort. Could back-up Zion or play some small-ball 5.Antoine Walker
14BlazersR.J. HamptonPG – 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. The Dame/C.J. backcourt has been great but the Blazers might look to the future with this selection. 1on1 InterviewJamal Murray
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. Fultz has looked better but the Magic would have a hard time passing on a talent like Lewis.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 missed some time with a right knee injury (meniscus) but got back in the action before the season was cut short. He had a tough freshman year, struggling with his finishing at the rim and with turnovers.. He’s no longer a lock for the lottery.Jerryd Bayless 
17Celtics (from Grizzlies)Zeke 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
18MavsJalen 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+
19Bucks (from Blazers)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 finishes the year with averages of 23pts, 4.9rbs while shooting a ridiculous 52% from 3.Alec Burks, Tony Snell
20Nets (from 76ers)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
21Nuggets (from Rockets)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
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. Marcus Smart 
23HeatJosh 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
24JazzTheo MaledonPG – France – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 175 – Wing – 6-7 – Int – A well built and explosive 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
25Thunder (from Nuggets) Tyrell 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+ 
26CelticsDesmond 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.
27Knicks (from Clippers)Tyrese 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
28RaptorsMamadi 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
29LakersCassius 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
30Celtics (from Bucks)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
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The 2020 NBA Draft is re-scheduled for October 16th.

2020 2nd Round

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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