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  1. #1
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    Jun 2020

    2020 NBA DRAFT will be held on OCT the 15th.

    Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman, Obi Toppin, Onyeka Okongwu, Tyrese Haliburton, Killian Hayes and Deni Advija are all projected to be among the top-15 picks.

    Isaac Okoro, Devin Vassell, Saddiq Bey, Kira Lewis, Aaron Nesmith, Precious Achiuwa, Patrick Williams, Jaden Mc Daniels, RJ Hampton, Cole Anthony, Theo Maledon, Leandro Bolmaro, Nico Mannion and Jalen Smith are all projected to be 1st round picks

    Thereafter, the projections highly vary with Josh Green, Alexej Pokusevski, Paul Reed, Tyler Bey, Daniel Oturu and Jeke Nnaji being on the rise among the projections to be the lower 1st picks.

    The teams are picking in that order in the 1st round:

    1. Wolves, 2. Warriors, 3. Hornets, 4. Bulls, 5. Cavaliers, 6. Hawks, 7. Pistons, 8. Knicks, 9. Wizards, 10. Suns, 11. Spurs, 12. Kings, 13. Pelicans, 14. Celtics, 15. Magic, 16. Blazers, 17. Wolves, 18. Mavericks, 19. Nets, 20. Heat, 21. Sixers, 22. Nuggets, 23. Jazz, 24. Bucks, 25. Thunder, 26. Celtics, 27. Knicks, 28. Lakers, 29. Raptors, 30. Celtics

    Particularly interesting that the Wizards have the 1st and the 17th pick, the Knicks the 8th and the 12th and the Celtics have three 1st round picks on the 15th, the 26th and the 30th.

    Worths mentioning the following:

    -The draft seems to lack the "big name" but OTOH, seems to have many hidden opportunities which seem capable of shining out in the future even in the 2nd round.

    -It may be the most even draft ever, it seems that the picking order is less important than the successful scouting.

    -Given the financial situation and the evenly distributed drafting opportunities, there is more trading up/down or selling picks than the previous drafts expected.

    Suggest your views on teams picking, trading, buying, or selling picks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2020
    I t should be particularly interesting to see what the Spurs, the Warriors, the Sixers and the Celtics will be doing with their picks on this upcoming draft.

    For the Sixers and the Warriors damping salary becomes a necessity, they therefore may decide to use their picks in order to sweeten and attempt to move the less needed salary they have in their books.

    The Spurs OTOH are entirely on the other side, they have the entire batch of their ageing contracts expiring this season and are obviously moving to a rebuilt, they would likely prefer to take bad contracts if it causes adding picks or/and moving up the draft ladder.

    The Celtics are perhaps the most interesting case, they are above the apron, but this isn't much of a problem for them, because Hayward's contract is expiring and his next contract is expected to be on a salary reduction and therefore the Cs are expected to have no financial issues a season later.
    However, the Cs also have three 1st picks in this upcoming draft which may be to many to add on an already full roster with no holes in it and may therefore decide to sell or trade one or a couple of their picks, or even to pack them with Hayward's contract and move his contract a season earlier.

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