The 2020 NBA Draft is approaching and despite the coronavirus pandemic, we need to start looking at prospects and where they might land. After the NBA Draft Lottery takes place, teams will know where they’re selecting in the first round. Even though we don’t know where each team will pick, there’s no reason we can’t start speculating where prospects will end up on draft night. In this segment, we’ll be looking at each top prospect and breaking down their best and worst possible destination in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Leandro Bolmaro, SF, Argentina
Best possible destination: San Antonio Spurs
Bolmaro is a promising international who has been playing pro since age 16. The Argentinian split time with FC Barcelona’s reserve team and senior team last season and even competed in the Euroleague. While the 19-year-old hasn’t neccesarily been a star overseas, he has played at the level closest to the NBA.
While I don’t completely agree with the lazy Manu Ginobili comparisons Bolmaro has drawn, the 6’8” wing has some similarities. He can score at all three levels, uses crafty handles to get to the basket, and excels as a facilitator. His shooting from beyond the arc is streaky, but he has plenty of time to develop.
DeMar DeRozan leads San Antonio in assists per game (5.6) this year and could very well opt out of his contract over the offseason. The Spurs would lose a significant amount of playmaking and length on the wing. Bolmaro would fit the Spurs’ international feel and could help ease the rebuilding process.
Worst possible destination: Miami Heat
While Bolmaro might end up being a draft-and-stash prospect, Miami is loaded on the wing. Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro, and Duncan Robinson are just a few of the players the Heat use at shooting guard. While Goran Dragic is likely on his way out, Kendrick Nunn will still be in Miami next season and plays off the ball as well. Bolmaro has playmaking skills, but the Heat are better served finding a full-time point guard given their abundance of swingmen.