2019-20 NBA DRAFT PREVIEW
The 2019-20 NBA Draft is here, and because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to wait four months for it to get here finally. The NBA has not had their Draft outside of June since 1975. This year the NBA pushed back the draft twenty-one weeks to ensure safety, amongst other things.
It is now November, and June is long gone, but once that first name is called out by Commissioner Adam Silver this Wednesday, it will be a good thing because that will mean a new season is upon us.
The Minnesota Timberwolves were on the clock the second after the Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th NBA Championship. The NBA had the 2020 Draft Lottery in August this year instead of the usual month, which is May.
The mock drafts are still going, and many media members and NBA fans have no idea what the Timberwolves plan on doing with it. Will Timberwolves General Manager Scott Layden try keeping the pick, or will he attempt to move it? Do the Timberwolves think LaMelo Ball is the answer? If the Timberwolves move on, where do they try to go and move? James Wiseman is the second-best player in the draft. The Timberwolves already have Karl-Anthony Towns at Center, so we know they will not go that direction.
The Golden State Warriors hold the second overall pick for the draft. What will they do when it’s their turn? Do they want Center from the University of Memphis, James Wiseman? Are they going to go a different route and trade it to a team that was not in the lottery, maybe someone like the New Orleans Pelicans? I am sure that Pelican’s Head Coach Stan Van Gundy would love to have a guy like James Wiseman compliment his star Power Forward Zion Williamson.
Will Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Hornets take the 6’5 Shooting Guard Anthony Edwards from the University of Georgia? He is simply too good to pass up at number three overall.
Here is the NBA Draft Order for the leagues 2020-21 season.
- Minnesota Timberwolves
- Golden State Warriors
- Charlotte Hornets
- Chicago Bulls
- Cleveland Cavaliers
- Atlanta Hawks
- Detroit Pistons
- New York Knicks
- Washington Wizards
- Phoenix Suns
- San Antonio Spurs
- Sacramento Kings
- New Orleans Pelicans
- Boston Celtics (from Memphis Grizzlies)
- Orlando Magic
- Portland Trailblazers
- Minnesota Timberwolves (from Brooklyn Nets)
- Dallas Mavericks
- Brooklyn Nets (From Philadelphia 76ers)
- Miami Heat
- Philadelphia 76ers (From Oklahoma City)
- Denver Nuggets (From Houston Rockets)
- Utah Jazz
- Milwaukee Bucks (From Indianapolis Pacers)
- Oklahoma City Thunder (From Denver Broncos)
- Boston Celtics
- New York Knicks (From Los Angeles Clippers)
- Oklahoma City Thunder (Los Angeles Lakers)
- Toronto Raptors
- Boston Celtics (From Milwaukee Bucks)