The 2020 NBA Draft is about a month away and the order has been set. A lot could change ahead of draft day, but we’ve put together a mock draft based on the current order. Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, and James Wiseman are the top prospects likely all be top five picks, and here’s who will think will come after that trio.
1. Minnesota Timberwolves — Anthony Edwards, G, Georgia
Most NBA Draft aficionados appear to think Minnesota will select Edwards with the first overall pick. While he might not fit what they need, he’s arguably the most talented player available. LaMelo Ball stands out as the only player who could give Edwards a run for his money.
2. Golden State Warriors — James Wiseman, C, Memphis
The Warriors are more likely to trade back and acquire a veteran player who is capable of contributing to a deep championship run. What they need most is a center, so James Wiseman would male the most sense at second overall.
3. Charlotte Hornets — LaMelo Ball, G, NBL (Australia)
The Hornets need a franchise player, and Ball can be that. The rangy guard can play two to three positions and has the kind of playmaking skills that can make his teammates better. Michael Jordan gets the most marketable player in the draft.
4. Chicago Bulls — Isaac Okoro, G/F, Auburn
The Bulls are loaded with talented, young bigs and have a backcourt rotation that includes Zach Lavine and Coby White, Their best defender — Kris Dunn — is likely headed out the door, so getting a versatile swingman with the potential to become a two-way star could be big.
5. Cleveland Cavaliers — Onyeka Onkongwu, PF/C, USC
If Wiseman is off the board, the Cavs can get the best defensive big man in the draft. Okongwu is a great rim runner and could pair well with Collin Sexton and Darius Garland in pick-and-roll sets. It’s time for Cleveland to prepare for life after Tristian Thompson and Kevin Love.
6. Atlanta Hawks — Killian Hayes, PG, Ulm (Germany)
7. Detroit Pistons — Deni Avdija, F, Israel
8. New York Knicks — Tyrese Maxey, SG, Kentucky
9. Washington Wizards — R.J. Hampton, PG/SG, New Zealand Breakers
10. Phoenix Suns — Tyrese Haliburton, PG, Iowa State
11. San Antonio Spurs — Devin Vassell, F, Florida State
12. Sacramento Kings — Obi Toppin, F, Dayton
13. New Orleans Pelicans — Patrick Williams, SF, Florida State
14. Boston Celtics (via MEM) — Saddiq Bey, SF, Villanova
15. Orlando Magic — Cole Anthony, PG, UNC
16. Portland Trail Blazers — Aaron Nesmith, SF, Vanderbilt
17. Minnesota Timberwolves (via BKN) — Joshua Green, SG, Arizona
18. Dallas Mavericks — Leandro Bolmaro, SG, FC Barcelona
19. Brooklyn Nets (via PHI) — Jaden McDaniels, SF/PF, Washington
20. Miami Heat — Precious Achiuwa, PF, Memphis
21. Philadelphia 76ers (via OKC) — Kira Lewis Jr., PG, Alabama
22. Denver Nuggets (via HOU) — Nico Mannion, PG, Arizona
23. Utah Jazz — Aleksej Pokusevski, PF, Olympiacos B
24. Milwaukee Bucks (via IND) — Theo Maledon, PG, France
25. Oklahoma City Thunder (via DEN) — Desmond Bane, SF, TCU
26. Boston Celtics — Isaiah Stewart, C, Washington
27. New York Knicks (via LAC) — Jordan Nwora,, SF, Louisville
28. Los Angeles Lakers — Tre Jones, PG, Duke
29. Toronto Raptors — Vernon Carey, C, Duke
30. Boston Celtics (via MIL) — Paul Reed, PF, DePaul