The Rockets didn't have a pick at all in this draft until the transaction, so it's unclear which direction they'll go. The Raptors have shown they don't shy away from guards who may lack picturesque measurables, so with Kyle Lowry nearing free agency and Fred VanVleet already there, it might be smart to hedge against potential outgoing players in the near future with someone of his ilk. The NBA regular season is right around the corner, meaning fantasy basketball drafts are even closer! He’s a wing with size who could, as a rookie, help the Spurs return to the postseason. Teams that have the same odds are listed in alphabetical order. Check out our 2 Round 2021 NBA Mock Draft. Isaac Okoro is an elite defender who impacts winning in a variety of ways. So the Timberwolves should just take the best prospect available. 2020. Knicks moved up to acquire this pick on draft day. He's a combo guard with nice handles who can play point guard or shooting guard and give them some needed depth in the backcourt. 2: It seems like he may be the most likely big man to slip to this range because teams aren't necessarily prioritizing bigs in the 6-10 range. 5-Star Corner: Patrick Baldwin Jr. Interview, 2020 NBA Draft Results, Grades and Instant Analysis, The Elite 25 – The Top 25 Prospects in High School Basketball, 2020 NBA Draft Big Board, Mid November Edition, Celtics get the Grizzlies first round pick, top 6 protected, Celtics get Bucks pick via Suns, top 7 protected (Baynes trade), Grizzlies get Jazz first round pick, protected 1-7 and 15-30 (Conley 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). With Cleveland using top 10 picks on guards in consecutive years, the Cavs go big here to add weapons around them. And that's essentially why the Suns take him, too. But this is a low-risk, high-reward gamble the Knicks could afford to bet on at a position they need to upgrade. Achiuwa is one of the best and most versatile defenders in the draft and can act as an eraser next to Karl-Anthony Towns in the frontcourt. NBA Draft NBA Mock Draft 2020: 1st-Round Predictions and Elite Prospects Breakdown Jake Rill Senior Writer I October 4, 2020 Comments The next step is getting the proper pieces around them, and a big who can stretch the floor like Jalen Smith is the type of center who could work well with the future Hall of Famers who are trying to win big in Brooklyn now. Has just one gear with the ball in his hands: Top speed. He's a 7-footer who can dribble, handle and shoot like a wing, the type of long-term developmental bet that could pay dividends for a team looking to add foundational assets. Dec 29, 2020 4:15 PM. DRAFT YEAR: 2020 . The Kings are a talented team — but just average from beyond the arc. He shot 41.7% from 3 during his time at Dayton. 1 to Timberwolves, James Wiseman selected No. Plus-shooter with deep range, especially for his size and position, Can make 3s at a consistent rate and has shown an ability to knock down above-the-break 3s, Consistent rebounder who crashes the glass with intensity, Very good shot blocker with good body control; high IQ gives him an edge to time his rotations, Can be a defensive liability and target; when he's not affecting play at or around the rim, he struggles to move laterally and defend on the perimeter, Bad decision-maker as a passer; committed nearly twice as many turnovers (94) as assists (54) in two collegiate seasons, Strong presence around the rim as a shot-blocker and rim-runner; capable of finishing around the rim with soft touch and boundless athleticism as a lob-finisher, Versatile defender with high IQ; can defend multiple positions and has good mobility and effort, allowing him to guard in the paint all the way out to the perimeter, Good rebounder; ranked top five among AAC players in league play in both offensive rebounding and defensive rebounding rate, Average shooter with concerns about how his offense will develop and translate in the NBA; shot just 60% from the free throw line and 32.5% from 3 at Memphis, One-dimensional offensive player because of his shooting, and he struggles with the ball in his hands as a dribbler and decision-maker (averaged 2.8 turnovers to 1.0 assists in college), Competitive guard who loves to get to the rim and can finish in myriad ways, Good shooting stroke and good touch around the basket, with a killer floater package, Elite on ball defender with great defensive instincts and long, wiry arms that disrupts the point of attack, Struggled to shoot consistently from 3-point range, 29.2% from 3 at Kentucky, Quick with the ball in his hands but struggles to carve space out; may need to play in a backcourt alongside an initiator as opposed to operating as a lead guard, Tabbed as a point guard but his lack of space-creation and average vision may pigeon-hole him into a two-guard role -- which he may struggle with if his shot doesn't improve, Score-first point guard who can play on or off the ball, Good defender who can move his feet and keep up with speedy guards with lateral quickness, Has an explosive first step, and can pressure defenses by attacking downhill, Concerning shot selection; willing to take any shot, Just-OK passer; may need to play alongside another initiator as opposed to serving as lead guard, Rated poorly across the board in pick-and-roll situations at UNC, as a passer and scorer, but has untapped potential there, Pass-first point guard with good instincts as a passer and decision-maker, Elite on-ball defensive player; menacing perimeter defensive presence, Improved as a shooter from freshman to sophomore season at Duke; still needs improvement but showed promising development and has good shooting touch, Move-the-ball distributor, but not a true creator: Doesn't have the speed or explosiveness to blow by defenders and generate offense on his own. 2021 NBA Mock Draft — 2022 NBA Mock Draft, Elite 25 High School Basketball Players — 2020 Top 70 Big Board. follow October 22, 2020 7:00 am. None of the players in contention for the top spot are perfect fits in Minnesota. After all, the college basketball season is now in full bloom. Specializing in drafts with top players on the NBA horizon, player profiles, scouting reports, rankings and prospective international recruits. N.C. point guard battled … For now, I'll go with Wiseman, a physical specimen who also fills an obvious need. An intriguing draft-and-stash candidate from Barcelona's B team, Bolmaro has excellent positional size and playmaking ability off the bounce to boot. With Philly in need of a reliable off-ball shooter who can drill deep bombs with regularity, he fits the bill of someone who, despite his age, should be worth buying into. Okoro has some unrealized potential as an offensive weapon as well, with some underrated passing skills and a willingness to try and take defenders off the bounce. Version 7 - Published: November 7, 2019, 4:38 pm. NBA Mock Draft 7.0: Projecting All 60 Picks Post-Finals With the NBA’s virtual combine underway, our draft expert Jeremy Woo unveils his latest mock draft. They were in the bottom half of the league in defensive rating last season. 1 option; likely to be a 3-point specialist in the NBA who serves in 3-and-D role with limited star potential, Tough, physical and energetic big man who plays with an always-hot motor on both ends, Strong presence on the interior, especially as a rebounder and post scorer, Affects shots around the rim with his impeccable timing, smarts, and 7-foot-4 wingspan, More traditional, old-school big in college despite flashes of shooting touch; took just 20 3s in college and made 25%, Committed nearly three times as many turnovers (71) as assists (27); shaky decision-maker and passer, Wasn't asked often to defend on the perimeter at Washington, but likely will be asked to do so in the NBA -- where he'll likely struggle, Gifted three-level scorer with deep range and a smooth, quick release, Comfortable making shots in myriad ways, most impressively off the run and off screens; can adjust his body, square up and shoot with comfort and confidence, Good passer who can make basic reads, and can also rocket passes into tight windows; good anticipation and vision, the byproduct of his high feel and IQ, On smaller size as a lead guard not just at 6-2, but at a slight 160 pounds, Defensively still needs development: slight frame makes him an easy target, and he gets caught flat-footed playing off the ball in team construct, Crafty scorer around the rim who plays with smarts, and can manufacture shots for himself and for others, Improving shooter, especially from distance, Versatile backcourt player, with the skill set to play either guard spot, Struggles to create space off the dribble, Average ball-handling ability; can easily get cornered by top defenders and needs to sharpen his handles with both hands, Floor-spacing big man with range from the post to the perimeter, Stunningly agile for his height with the skills to match: can run the break, pass at a high level and create, Good length and can affect the defensive side of the floor with his defensive playmaking and size, Skinny as a rail: only listed at a bit over 200 pounds, small for a 6-foot-9 big let alone a 7-footer, Not a good finisher in traffic and easily pushed off his spot with contact, Fluid athlete but not explosive; doesn't have great burst or leaping ability, Efficient shooter and scorer who showed much-improved accuracy from 3-point range, Big, strong and athletic frame, which he uses to his advantage to shield defenders; finishes with strength around the rim. 2020 NBA mock draft: Final projections for all 30 first-round picks. Anthony is exactly that, as he can score it in a variety of ways and could come in as a scoring threat off the bench. November 11, 2020 11/11/2020 6:45 pm. Draft year. 1. The second edition of this Mock Draft has plenty of movement in the first round, as well as a few new names entering the conversation. 2 by Warriors Minnesota goes with Ball as the top pick in … It's hard to envision Golden State passing on him if he's available here. November 18, 2020 11:00 PM PST. Our latest mock draft is from those who know each team best. He's an undersized center -- but one who figures to be productive thanks to a good motor and intriguing skillset. At just 19 years old, he's still raw and learning how to switch gears, stop and go, and control pace. The Cavaliers would likely be thrilled if Deni Avdija were available at No. But the 6-6 wing is a high-level athlete who definitely has the potential to develop into someone worthy of being selected in the 20s. Minnesota: SG Anthony Edwards, Georgia. His defensive impact as an on-ball defender would be an immediate jolt of lightning to the Mavs. He's a rebounding machine who swats shots with regularity and has a smooth shooting touch that, in time, should be able to extend beyond the 3-point line with consistency. Draft date: November 19th 2020 @ 1:00 AM, November 18th 2020. Boston's been rumored to be interested in trading up in this draft, and it has also been linked to Hampton as well. Some trades have shaken up the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft. Get the latest news and information on your favorite prospects on A pure scorer, Edwards can create his … CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: nba | pageType: projections | And, in my mind, that player is LaMelo Ball, the 6-7 point guard who sees things, and makes plays, in ways most prospects his age cannot. The 6-foot-5 Georgia product can fill an immediate need on the wing next to lead guard D'Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns, and he gives the team a young, intriguing shot-maker with incredible physical tools to develop long-term as well. If being great down the road, as opposed to good right now, is the priority, selecting Aleksej Pokusevski, a 7-foot wing who is very skilled, is a strong long-term investment. McDaniels is a long, fluid and tall wing with a ton of upside who struggled last season at Washington, but has top-10 pedigree as a former five-star recruit. Struggles at times defensively and may do so in the NBA because of his size. He led all of college basketball in win shares last season. 2020 NBA mock draft. It’s a class that is expected to … He rated inside the 90th percentile as a spot-up shooter and made 45.1% of his 3-pointers last season. Orlando is one of the teams Kira Lewis has worked out for in the lead-up to the draft. Oklahoma City is rebuilding and in possession of so many future first-round picks that it can afford to take a flyer on somebody like Jaden McDaniels. The NBA has turned into the wild west over the last 48 hours as teams around the league have shuffled their rosters at an alarming rate. He's best as a secondary playmaker who can create off the bounce. The Heat could use a backup point guard who could eventually replace Goran Dragic in the starting lineup. New Orleans needs to continue to add length, size and scoring threats around Zion Williamson, and Williams can play at small forward or power forward and really affect the game on both ends, especially as a defensive presence. NBA mock draft: Top prospects, breakout candidates for 2022. The Jazz tend to value jumbo playmakers who fit Bolmaro's archetype -- big wings who can pass and shoot -- and so this would be a relatively low-risk, high-reward selection that seemingly falls in line with the franchise's draft preferences. Cole Anthony's dedication to game, offensive skills could reap NBA reward. We’ve already seen picks changing hands and Wednesday night’s draft could bring plenty more action. He shot 43.3% from 3-point range on 575 attempts in college and rated in the 91st percentile, according to Synergy, as a spot-up scorer last season. Needs to improve handle and decision-making: negative assist/turnover ratio in part because of lax ball-handling and passing, Slow feet: doesn't move well laterally for his position and doesn't have burst to slide his feet with smaller, shiftier players defensively, Talented playmaker, particularly for his position; can put the ball on the floor and drive to create offense for himself and knows how to deliver dimes off the dribble, Very good handles allows him to operate as a lead guard, and he knows how to create leverage and space to prop open passing windows and generate open looks, Good finisher around the rim as a shooter and distributor; has good touch on his shot, which portends well for his long-term development, Shot just 29.3% from 3 last season, a lackluster outside-shooting mark that could stunt his success if it doesn't improve, Shows good touch on jumpers, but results aren't there: he made just 42.3% from the field all of last season and 71.1% from the free throw line, Not an overly impressive athlete but tends to overcome it with a high IQ, good handles and good feel for the game, Great positional size with long wingspan approaching 7-foot, Intriguing shot-making and shot-creating ability for his position because of his advanced handle, Can be a plus defender in time as he grows because of his length, size and skill, Needs to add strength; his physical immaturity made him a below-average finisher in college, and he easily got pushed off his spots, Was benched midseason at Washington. Holmgren is a seven-foot forward/center, who remains … © 2004-2021 CBS Interactive. The Spurs are a wild card here given so much uncertainty surrounding the franchise and the different directions it could go. 1, Minnesota comes back to add Precious Achiuwa here. But Devin Vassell is both a safe pick and an upside play, as he's one of the most talented 3-and-D wings in the draft but has potential to be much more, particularly as a creator on offense. Below is a breakdown of the most common mock draft … Short and intermediate shooting needs work; shows great touch from deep but half court situations he struggled within 17 feet, Long, rangy defender with great instincts and anticipation, Solid spot-up shooter with range; career 41.7% 3-point shooter in two seasons at Florida State, Energy player who impacts the game on both ends with defense, rebounding and hustle, Still needs to improve as a shot creator and maker, particularly off the dribble, Needs to improve his handles; average dribbler but can be predictably right-hand dominant, making his bland offensive moves easy to defend, Needs to add muscle and size to his frame; didn't get to the line consistently at FSU and didn't have the size to challenge bigs as a driver and slasher, Shooting, shooting, shooting; elite scorer from any distance and from any situation, Capable defender with the benefit of good positional size, 3-and-D -type player with ability to develop into a more dynamic offensive player, Coming off foot injury that cut his season short at Vanderbilt, Needs to improve as a shot creator; has potential but creating separation is not his strength, Could be a defensive liability -- somewhat limited athletically and moves just OK laterally, Long, rangy wing with a huge 6-foot-8 frame and wingspan pushing 7-feet, Talented playmaker on both ends of the court with high IQ on offense and good instincts on defense in team concepts, Role-playing upside: makes smart reads, plays well off the ball and knows how to impact the game without needing touches, Talented-but-raw as an offensive weapon; shot 32.8% from 3 at FSU and struggled rated in the 32nd percentile as a spot-up shooter, an area he needs to improve significantly in, Has intriguing playmaking chops, but with the ball in his hands in college, he often struggled: he averaged 1.7 turnovers to 1.0 assists per game due to his loose handle and poor decision-making skills, Possesses ideal positional size and can switch between the 1 and the 2, with good handles and a nice burst to boot, Tons of untapped potential as a playmaker because of his dribbling ability and speed, which enables him to blow by defender, Gifted athlete with good leaping ability; the hope is that athleticism will translate to him improving in time on the defensive side of the ball, Struggled as a defensive presence in Australian's NBL, Inefficient as a scorer last season, achieving just a 45.9% mark in effective field goal %, Shooting mechanics need tweaked in order to improve his shot, Speedy guard who can pressure defenses with his attacking, downhill mentality, Because of his speed and elusiveness, can create shots for others and for himself, with an uncanny ability to create space. But most still believe he's a talented-enough combo guard who will be able to score in the NBA. This is the expectation for Chicago if Deni Avdija is still on the board. With Luka Doncic in the fold, Dallas doesn't really need to draft a true point guard. Maybe the fit isn't totally seamless next to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, but Ball's playmaking chops and All-Star upside are qualifiers worthy of a gamble this high in the draft. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. 2020 NBA Draft Complete Two Rounds. At 19 years old, Killian Hayes helps them reset in that regard. Minnesota Timberwolves: Anthony Edwards, SG, Georgia. No. The 2020 NBA draft was held on November 18, 2020. Some front offices have Killian Hayes as a possible top-five pick, others have him outside of the top 10. 1 in its first 2022 NBA Mock Draft. Terry needs time to physically mature, and he's fighting an uphill battle because of his 6-1 frame. And with it, they make a bet here with Tyrell Terry, an undersized-but-brilliant lead guard who is among the draft's best pure shooters at the position. 5. A well-rounded center who sets hard screens, rebounds like a 7-footer and acts as an interior anchor with an imposing physical presence, Tillman is a steal in this range for a team like Boston that could use frontcourt depth. 1: The fit next to Bradley Beal and John Wall as a lob-finisher makes a ton of sense, and he'd be an upgrade defensively from Thomas Bryant. So adding Aaron Nesmith, arguably the best shooter available in this dradft, could provide instant improvement. In no way does that mean it’s too early to give you our initial 2021 NBA mock draft. NBA mock draft 2020: Our writers make picks for their favorite teams. Isaiah Stewart was perhaps the only bright spot in Washington's disappointing season. Shot just 26.2% from 3 as freshman at Duke; improved as a sophomore (36.1% from 3), though that was on just 108 attempts. Patrick Williams only shot 32.0% from 3-point range in his one season at Florida State -- but still projects as an interesting prospect on the wing. Brooklyn will want all the weapons it can get as it fields Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant on a star-studded roster this season. Josh Green remains a work in progress, as he’s not really a reliable playmaker yet. 2020 NBA Mock Draft : Version 7 . Underrated passer and playmaker from his position who is quickly able to read defenses and make accurate passes when necessary, Limited mobility moving laterally will hinder his ability to defend on the perimeter and switch onto more mobile wings and forwards, Explosive leaper, but physically he will have challenges matching up against bigger forwards in the post in the NBA, Average rebounder, especially for a player his size and at his position, One of the most efficient guards as a scorer and facilitator, Deep shooting range that should translate to NBA 3-point line seamlessly, Savvy player on both ends of the court with high IQ/feel; very good passer who makes smart decisions and doesn't beat himself, Skinny frame that needs real physical development, Odd (but effective) shooting release; incredibly efficient in catch and shoot but a non-factor for now shooting off the dribble or moving, Possesses great court vision and has passing skills to match it, Crafty with the ball in his hands and able to create off the dribble, both for himself and for teammates, Developing tool in his arsenal: a James Harden-like stepback move that's near-impossible to defend, Smooth, fluid left-handed release with great touch from deep and in the lane, at the free throw line and on floaters, Can read the game at a high level in an instant, making him a threat to thrive in the modern, pick-and-roll heavy NBA, Average athlete with no real burst to blow by defenders, Below average 3-point shooter; improved in EuroCup play, but larger sample suggests it could be a swing skill, Ambidexterity remains a work in progress; largely lefty dominant s a dribbler, passer and finisher, Quick, nimble feet with the ability to defend from the post to the perimeter, Good scoring and finishing ability, particularly around the rim; advanced post moves with a knack for carving out just enough space to thrive, even against bigger defenders, Has good touch as a passer and soft hands, allowing him to succeed in tight spaces and excel in pick-and-roll situations, Incredible shot-blocker with good timing; knows how to leverage his body to affect shots, 3-point shooting is not in his arsenal, though free throw percentages and shooting touch could portend well for that area of his game to develop, Fouled out thrice in 28 games as a freshman; sometimes over-eager to use his shot-blocking ability, leading to too many fouls, biting on up-fakes and being undisciplined, Slightly undersized for a modern-day big at 6-foot-9 especially given he will likely be a true post and pigeon-holed into one position in the NBA, though his reported 7-foot-1 wingspan helps. Video clips have been added for all players. It's possible he could go in the top five — but if he slips this far, the Wizards should enthusiasticly select him.

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