The 2020 NBA Draft has now been completed. The spectacular event was full of surprises and extremely emotional for many prospects.
Locally, LaMelo Ball was rumored to be the #1 draft, but the first draft went to Anthony Edwards, while LaMelo was the #3. Former USC Star Onyeka Okonkwo was, as of yesterday nominated by only 26%; while Isaac Okoro was barely nominated by anyone. Both prospects shocked all as #6 and #5 drafts respectively.
Golden State Warriors went with the #2 James Wiseman.
After all said and done, personally, it doesn’t matter what number the drafts were. What matters in my opinion is that they were selected. Forty of the prospects were not selected. So why complain about the number, right? Each draft should have a heart of gratitude. No doubt, they’ve each worked relentlessly hard to get here. We hope that they will continue and not relent now.
ThinkTalk wishes all the 2020 NBA Draft the very best career in the NBA and eagerly looks forward to who will bag the 2021 Rookie of the Year!
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There was Draft’ing and Deal’ing as Teams traded players up and down. As you can see from the table below, some Drafts were immediately traded to another Team or were involved in a three-way deal.
It would be interesting to see the makeup of each NBA Team for the upcoming season.
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Here’s the complete list, courtesy of the NBA.:
- Timberwolves draft Anthony Edwards
- Warriors draft James Wiseman
- Hornets draft LaMelo Ball
- Bulls draft Patrick Williams
- Cavaliers draft Isaac Okoro
- Hawks draft Onyeka Okongwu
- Pistons draft Killian Hayes
- Knicks draft Obi Toppin
- Wizards draft Deni Avdija
- Suns draft Jalen Smith
- Spurs draft Devin Vassell
- Kings draft Tyrese Haliburton
- Pelicans draft Kira Lewis Jr.
- Celtics draft Aaron Nesmith
- Magic draft Cole Anthony
- Trail Blazers draft Isaiah Stewart >> reportedly traded to the Pistons, after first being dealt to the Rockets
- Timberwolves draft Aleksej Pokusevski >> reportedly traded to the Thunder
- Mavericks draft Josh Green
- Nets draft Saddiq Bey >> reportedly traded to the Pistons, after first being dealt to the Clippers
- Heat draft Precious Achiuwa
- 76ers draft Tyrese Maxey
- Nuggets draft Zeke Nnaji
- Knicks draft Leandro Bolmaro >> reportedly traded to the Timberwolves
- Bucks draft RJ Hampton >> reportedly traded to the Nuggets, after first being dealt to the Pelicans
- Thunder draft Immanuel Quickley >> reportedly traded to the Knicks, after first being dealt to the Timberwolves
- Celtics draft Payton Pritchard
- Jazz draft Udoka Azubuike
- Lakers draft Jaden McDaniels >> reportedly traded to the Timberwolves, after first being dealt to the Thunder
- Raptors draft Malachi Flynn
- Celtics draft Desmond Bane >> reportedly traded to the Grizzlies
- Mavericks draft Tyrell Terry
- Hornets draft Vernon Carey
- Timberwolves draft Daniel Oturu >> reportedly traded to the Clippers, after first being dealt to the Knicks
- 76ers draft Theo Maledon >> reportedly traded to the Thunder
- Kings draft Xavier Tillman Sr >> reportedly traded to the Grizzlies
- 76ers draft Tyler Bey >> officially traded to the Mavericks
- Wizards draft Vit Krejci >> reportedly traded to the Thunder
- Jazz draft Saben Lee >> reportedly traded to the Pistons
- Pelicans draft Elijah Hughes >> reportedly traded to the Jazz
- Grizzlies draft Robert Woodard >> reportedly traded to the Kings
- Spurs draft Tre Jones
- Pelicans draft Nick Richards >> officially traded to the Hornets
- Kings draft Jahmi’us Ramsey
- Bulls draft Marko Simonovic
- Bucks draft Jordan Nwora
- Trail Blazers draft CJ Elleby
- Celtics draft Yam Madar
- Warriors draft Nico Mannion
- 76ers draft Isaiah Joe
- Hawks draft Skylar Mays
- Warriors draft Justinian Jessup
- Kings draft Kenyon Martin Jr >> reportedly traded to the Rockets
- Thunder draft Cassius Winston >> reportedly traded to the Wizards
- Pacers draft Cassius Stanley
- Nets draft Jay Scrubb >> reportedly traded to the Clippers
- Hornets draft Grant Riller
- Clippers draft Reggie Perry >> reportedly traded to the Nets
- 76ers draft Paul Reed
- Raptors draft Jalen Harris
- Pelicans draft Sam Merrill >> reportedly traded to the Bucks
I hope that you watched the event. If not, I’m sure that it will be re-aired. Be sure to catch a glimpse of it.