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.
Jahmi’us Ramsey, PG, Texas Tech
Best possible destination: Sacramento Kings
Ramsey led Texas Tech in scoring with 15.0 points per game while tallying 1.3 steals per contest last season. He was very efficient from long range shooter and converted at a 42.6 percent clip from beyond the arc as a freshman. While he’s not much of a natural passer and lacks defensive awareness he has enough scoring versatility to provide punch off the bench offensively early on.
Ramsey could go late in the first round or early in the second round because he doesn’t appear to have a ton of upside. He’s suited for a reserve role to start, and that could make him a good fit for the Kings. Buddy Hield signed a max deal last offseason and Bogdan Bogdanovic is likely headed out the door. That means Sacramento could use a scoring punch off the bench at a guard spot. His effort can make up for his lack of defensive instincts and he can play either guard spot.
Worst possible destination: Charlotte Hornets
The Hornets will depend on a combination of Devonte’ Graham and Terry Rozier to power their offense next season and already have Malik Monk coming off the bench. No Charlotte player is head and shoulders above the others a a scorer and six players average double-digits in points this season. Ramsey’s ideal role has been filled, and there are more developed players ahead of him who provide similar skills.