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Atlanta Hawks: ISAAC OKORO, Auburn. The Minnesota Timberwolves … The 2020 NBA draft was held on November 18, 2020. Isaac Okoro is an elite defender who impacts winning in a variety of ways. Patrick Williams is one I'd watch as a potential top-10 sleeper. 2020 NBA Mock Draft 6.0: Latest intel for all 60 picks. First-rounders aren't often spent on 22-year-old wings, but Bane should be a rare exception to that rule. Lewis averaged 18.5 points and 5.2 assists per game last season at Alabama -- all as an 18-year-old. New Orleans needs to continue to add length, size and scoring threats around Zion Williamson, and Williams can play at small forward or power forward and really affect the game on both ends, especially as a defensive presence. The Thunder seem destined to undertake a rebuild, so Pokusevski fits what Sam Presti tends to favor: talented athletes with length and size. With Philly in need of a reliable off-ball shooter who can drill deep bombs with regularity, he fits the bill of someone who, despite his age, should be worth buying into. Reasonable minds can disagree on whether Precious Achiuwa will develop into an offensive threat or forever be little more than a high-energy big who plays center in small-ball lineups. Whether he's worthy of being selected this high will ultimately come down to whether his 3-point shot develops to the point where he's a reliable shooter as a lead guard playing next to RJ Barrett. Struggles at times defensively and may do so in the NBA because of his size. Pelicans get the Cavs pick, top 10 protected, Pelicans get Bucks pick via Pacers (Jrue trade, Brogdon trade), Nets get Sixers 1st round pick via Clippers, lottery protected, Rockets get Blazers pick (Robert Covington trade), Sixers get Thunder first round pick, via Orlando, top 20 protected, Thunder get Nuggets first round pick, top 10 protected, Thunder get Lakers pick (trade still pending) in exchange for Dennis Schroder. Jazz are picking here as part of a draft-day trade down with the Knicks. Here is our 2021 NBA Mock Draft. A long, rangy and versatile guard, Tyrese Haliburton gives Atlanta a defensive playmaker who can fit with Trae Young in the backcourt and also pack a punch as an offensive weapon with or without him on the court. If he develops offensively, the potential for stardom exists. The Spurs are a wild card here given so much uncertainty surrounding the franchise and the different directions it could go. None of the players in contention for the top spot are perfect fits in Minnesota. ESPN has Chet Holmgren going No. Tyrese Haliburton is a guard with size who can really shoot it. Terry needs time to physically mature, and he's fighting an uphill battle because of his 6-1 frame. Malachi Flynn is a killer two-way player who can lock in defensively and has just about every tool you want for a lead guard offensively. Edwards goes 1 to the Wolves, LaMelo 3 to the Hornets, Wiseman is a trade target for a team trading up He's a rebounding machine who swats shots with regularity and has a smooth shooting touch that, in time, should be able to extend beyond the 3-point line with consistency. Achiuwa is one of the best and most versatile defenders in the draft and can act as an eraser next to Karl-Anthony Towns in the frontcourt. The Magic make sense here because, regardless of how the reclamation of Markelle Fultz ultimately goes, they lack quality depth at point guard and desperately need players who can create offense. Isaiah Stewart was perhaps the only bright spot in Washington's disappointing season. He's best as a secondary playmaker who can create off the bounce. Oklahoma City is rebuilding and in possession of so many future first-round picks that it can afford to take a flyer on somebody like Jaden McDaniels. He shot 43.3% from 3-point range on 575 attempts in college and rated in the 91st percentile, according to Synergy, as a spot-up scorer last season. The Pelicans reportedly shopping Jrue Holiday could make taking a point guard a priority in the lottery. 2020 NBA Draft Complete Two Rounds. Saddiq Bey developed in two years at Villanova into a wing with size who shot 45.1% from 3 as a sophomore. With Luka Doncic in the fold, Dallas doesn't really need to draft a true point guard. 1 to Timberwolves, James Wiseman selected No. LaMelo Ball worked out for the Warriors in recent days and reportedly made a strong impression in front of key decision-makers. New Orleans trading Jrue Holiday is a clear step back. His decision-making and overall smarts added to a contending Miami team would be a luxury worth splurging on to ensure there's no significant drop-off from first to second units behind Goran Dragic, who the Heat are likely to re-sign this offseason. Get the latest news and information on your favorite prospects on CBSSports.com. 1 in its first 2022 NBA Mock Draft. ESPN's NBA draft experts offer a glimpse of the league's future stars, submitting a 2022 mock draft and identifying potential risers in the class. His defensive impact as an on-ball defender would be an immediate jolt of lightning to the Mavs. The draft order is based on the odds to the win the 2020-21 NBA Championship. And with it, they make a bet here with Tyrell Terry, an undersized-but-brilliant lead guard who is among the draft's best pure shooters at the position. 1 option, Elite caliber shooter who averaged 44.2% from 3 on 208 3-point attempts last season with TCU, Over-stretched as a playmaker at TCU, but his decision-making as a creator and facilitator should translate to positive playmaking on the wing in the NBA (finished second among Big 12 players last season during conference play in total assist rate, per KenPom), Good overall positional size but negative wingspan and limited athleticism could sap his upside to be a truly positionless defender, despite 6-foot-6 frame, Doesn't have the space-creating or dribbling ability to project as a No. Our latest mock draft is from those who know each team best. The Jazz tend to value jumbo playmakers who fit Bolmaro's archetype -- big wings who can pass and shoot -- and so this would be a relatively low-risk, high-reward selection that seemingly falls in line with the franchise's draft preferences. But Devin Vassell is both a safe pick and an upside play, as he's one of the most talented 3-and-D wings in the draft but has potential to be much more, particularly as a creator on offense. November 11, 2020 11/11/2020 6:45 pm. With the 2020 NBA Draft right around the corner, Mock Drafts are beginning to change as new information becomes available. HOME 2021 NFL MOCK DRAFT 2020 NBA BIG BOARD CONTACT/ABOUT US 2019 NBA DRAFT RESULTS. 3. 1, Minnesota comes back to add Precious Achiuwa here. With the 2020-21 NBA season now here, the focus is obviously going to be on the court. After all, the college basketball season is now in full bloom. 3. He's a bit undersized for his position but does all the little things at a high level to affect winning. Has just one gear with the ball in his hands: Top speed. Boston's been rumored to be interested in trading up in this draft, and it has also been linked to Hampton as well. But this is a low-risk, high-reward gamble the Knicks could afford to bet on at a position they need to upgrade. Lewis is a skilled and versatile … He has really impressed teams with his length and playmaking upside. Draft date: November 19th 2020 @ 1:00 AM, November 18th 2020. Victor Wembanyama* C – France – HT: 7-2 – WT: 209 – WING: 7-8 – Int.04 – Victor is extremely tall … The Celtics have three first-round picks and barely any room on the roster. During the NBA draft, our DRAFTSIM model was used simulate a new mock from the point of each pick. Holmgren is a seven-foot forward/center, who remains … Tyrese Maxey was inconsistent and mostly underwhelming in his one season at Kentucky. So the Timberwolves should just take the best prospect available. Maybe the fit isn't totally seamless next to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, but Ball's playmaking chops and All-Star upside are qualifiers worthy of a gamble this high in the draft. If he develops a jumpshot, he could be special. The Cavaliers would likely be thrilled if Deni Avdija were available at No. 2020 NBA Mock Draft 14.0: Final Edition. Anthony Edwards has an NBA-ready body and should be able to add scoring immediately. He's a 7-footer who can dribble, handle and shoot like a wing, the type of long-term developmental bet that could pay dividends for a team looking to add foundational assets. Patrick Williams only shot 32.0% from 3-point range in his one season at Florida State -- but still projects as an interesting prospect on the wing. It’s a class that is expected to … The 6-9 forward was disappointing in his one season at Washington but still possesses the natural talent that fascinates front offices. 1 option; likely to be a 3-point specialist in the NBA who serves in 3-and-D role with limited star potential, Tough, physical and energetic big man who plays with an always-hot motor on both ends, Strong presence on the interior, especially as a rebounder and post scorer, Affects shots around the rim with his impeccable timing, smarts, and 7-foot-4 wingspan, More traditional, old-school big in college despite flashes of shooting touch; took just 20 3s in college and made 25%, Committed nearly three times as many turnovers (71) as assists (27); shaky decision-maker and passer, Wasn't asked often to defend on the perimeter at Washington, but likely will be asked to do so in the NBA -- where he'll likely struggle, Gifted three-level scorer with deep range and a smooth, quick release, Comfortable making shots in myriad ways, most impressively off the run and off screens; can adjust his body, square up and shoot with comfort and confidence, Good passer who can make basic reads, and can also rocket passes into tight windows; good anticipation and vision, the byproduct of his high feel and IQ, On smaller size as a lead guard not just at 6-2, but at a slight 160 pounds, Defensively still needs development: slight frame makes him an easy target, and he gets caught flat-footed playing off the ball in team construct, Crafty scorer around the rim who plays with smarts, and can manufacture shots for himself and for others, Improving shooter, especially from distance, Versatile backcourt player, with the skill set to play either guard spot, Struggles to create space off the dribble, Average ball-handling ability; can easily get cornered by top defenders and needs to sharpen his handles with both hands, Floor-spacing big man with range from the post to the perimeter, Stunningly agile for his height with the skills to match: can run the break, pass at a high level and create, Good length and can affect the defensive side of the floor with his defensive playmaking and size, Skinny as a rail: only listed at a bit over 200 pounds, small for a 6-foot-9 big let alone a 7-footer, Not a good finisher in traffic and easily pushed off his spot with contact, Fluid athlete but not explosive; doesn't have great burst or leaping ability, Efficient shooter and scorer who showed much-improved accuracy from 3-point range, Big, strong and athletic frame, which he uses to his advantage to shield defenders; finishes with strength around the rim. Which is good, because Tyrese Maxey doesn't quite check that box. Not a splashy prospect, but Tre Jones is a menacing on-ball perimeter defender who can make smart reads and competently quarterback an offense. Full 2020 NBA Mock Draft, 2 rounds. The Celtics need to upgrade in the middle — and Vernon Carey could become that in time. To complement the addition of Anthony Edwards at No. So if the Celtics stay put this one makes some sense. He's one of the best lead guards in this draft and has the playmaking talents to grow into a building block for the franchise. Cole Anthony, once considered a likely top-five pick, could provide real scoring off the bench as a rookie and eventually develop into a starter. Still managed to be pretty efficient despite a high usage rate. Plus-shooter with deep range, especially for his size and position, Can make 3s at a consistent rate and has shown an ability to knock down above-the-break 3s, Consistent rebounder who crashes the glass with intensity, Very good shot blocker with good body control; high IQ gives him an edge to time his rotations, Can be a defensive liability and target; when he's not affecting play at or around the rim, he struggles to move laterally and defend on the perimeter, Bad decision-maker as a passer; committed nearly twice as many turnovers (94) as assists (54) in two collegiate seasons, Strong presence around the rim as a shot-blocker and rim-runner; capable of finishing around the rim with soft touch and boundless athleticism as a lob-finisher, Versatile defender with high IQ; can defend multiple positions and has good mobility and effort, allowing him to guard in the paint all the way out to the perimeter, Good rebounder; ranked top five among AAC players in league play in both offensive rebounding and defensive rebounding rate, Average shooter with concerns about how his offense will develop and translate in the NBA; shot just 60% from the free throw line and 32.5% from 3 at Memphis, One-dimensional offensive player because of his shooting, and he struggles with the ball in his hands as a dribbler and decision-maker (averaged 2.8 turnovers to 1.0 assists in college), Competitive guard who loves to get to the rim and can finish in myriad ways, Good shooting stroke and good touch around the basket, with a killer floater package, Elite on ball defender with great defensive instincts and long, wiry arms that disrupts the point of attack, Struggled to shoot consistently from 3-point range, 29.2% from 3 at Kentucky, Quick with the ball in his hands but struggles to carve space out; may need to play in a backcourt alongside an initiator as opposed to operating as a lead guard, Tabbed as a point guard but his lack of space-creation and average vision may pigeon-hole him into a two-guard role -- which he may struggle with if his shot doesn't improve, Score-first point guard who can play on or off the ball, Good defender who can move his feet and keep up with speedy guards with lateral quickness, Has an explosive first step, and can pressure defenses by attacking downhill, Concerning shot selection; willing to take any shot, Just-OK passer; may need to play alongside another initiator as opposed to serving as lead guard, Rated poorly across the board in pick-and-roll situations at UNC, as a passer and scorer, but has untapped potential there, Pass-first point guard with good instincts as a passer and decision-maker, Elite on-ball defensive player; menacing perimeter defensive presence, Improved as a shooter from freshman to sophomore season at Duke; still needs improvement but showed promising development and has good shooting touch, Move-the-ball distributor, but not a true creator: Doesn't have the speed or explosiveness to blow by defenders and generate offense on his own. 2 by Warriors Minnesota goes with Ball as the top pick in … He'd be perfect in Atlanta because he can play behind Trae Young or right beside him as a 6-5 shooter. Teams that have the same odds are listed in alphabetical order. ET and televised on ESPN. The NBA has turned into the wild west over the last 48 hours as teams around the league have shuffled their rosters at an alarming rate. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: nba | pageType: projections | Nesmith made 52.2% of his 3-pointers at Vandy last season and has a 6-6 frame that makes him a potentially dynamic two-way force. Josh Green remains a work in progress, as he’s not really a reliable playmaker yet. NBA MOCK DRAFTS: Older Mocks – 2018 – 2019 – 2020 – 2021 – 2022 – 2023 – 2024. N.C. point guard battled … He was the team's lead facilitator at Iowa State while consistently shooting it at a high rate from 3-point range, especially in spot-up situations, making him an appealing off-ball option with Young or even an initiator on the second unit. 5-Star Corner: Patrick Baldwin Jr. Interview, 2020 NBA Draft Results, Grades and Instant Analysis, The Elite 25 – The Top 25 Prospects in High School Basketball, 2020 NBA Draft Big Board, Mid November Edition, Celtics get the Grizzlies first round pick, top 6 protected, Celtics get Bucks pick via Suns, top 7 protected (Baynes trade), Grizzlies get Jazz first round pick, protected 1-7 and 15-30 (Conley trade), Hawks get Cavs pick, top 10 protected (becomes 2021 and 2022 2nds if not conveyed), Hawks get the Nets first round pick, lottery protected (Crabbe, Prince trade). So instead, they take a 3-and-D wing in Isaac Okoro who can step in and contribute as a defender right away. Short and intermediate shooting needs work; shows great touch from deep but half court situations he struggled within 17 feet, Long, rangy defender with great instincts and anticipation, Solid spot-up shooter with range; career 41.7% 3-point shooter in two seasons at Florida State, Energy player who impacts the game on both ends with defense, rebounding and hustle, Still needs to improve as a shot creator and maker, particularly off the dribble, Needs to improve his handles; average dribbler but can be predictably right-hand dominant, making his bland offensive moves easy to defend, Needs to add muscle and size to his frame; didn't get to the line consistently at FSU and didn't have the size to challenge bigs as a driver and slasher, Shooting, shooting, shooting; elite scorer from any distance and from any situation, Capable defender with the benefit of good positional size, 3-and-D -type player with ability to develop into a more dynamic offensive player, Coming off foot injury that cut his season short at Vanderbilt, Needs to improve as a shot creator; has potential but creating separation is not his strength, Could be a defensive liability -- somewhat limited athletically and moves just OK laterally, Long, rangy wing with a huge 6-foot-8 frame and wingspan pushing 7-feet, Talented playmaker on both ends of the court with high IQ on offense and good instincts on defense in team concepts, Role-playing upside: makes smart reads, plays well off the ball and knows how to impact the game without needing touches, Talented-but-raw as an offensive weapon; shot 32.8% from 3 at FSU and struggled rated in the 32nd percentile as a spot-up shooter, an area he needs to improve significantly in, Has intriguing playmaking chops, but with the ball in his hands in college, he often struggled: he averaged 1.7 turnovers to 1.0 assists per game due to his loose handle and poor decision-making skills, Possesses ideal positional size and can switch between the 1 and the 2, with good handles and a nice burst to boot, Tons of untapped potential as a playmaker because of his dribbling ability and speed, which enables him to blow by defender, Gifted athlete with good leaping ability; the hope is that athleticism will translate to him improving in time on the defensive side of the ball, Struggled as a defensive presence in Australian's NBL, Inefficient as a scorer last season, achieving just a 45.9% mark in effective field goal %, Shooting mechanics need tweaked in order to improve his shot, Speedy guard who can pressure defenses with his attacking, downhill mentality, Because of his speed and elusiveness, can create shots for others and for himself, with an uncanny ability to create space. Historic Drafts. Bulldog who is capable of defending multiple positions, though best when he's using his strength to defend wings and power forwards. By this point in the pre-draft process, we normally have a strong indication of which players are going first, second, third and sometimes even fourth or fifth in the NBA draft. Minnesota: SG Anthony Edwards, Georgia. follow October 22, 2020 7:00 am.