2020 Mock Draft
2020 Mock Draft will based off Dec 1, 2019
** Order based off Tankathon.com projections
1. james wiseman | 7'1 240 | center | freshman | Memphis
The fact that the Warriors are coming off 5 straight NBA finals and are in position to get the #1 pick is just unfair. Anthony Edwards would be my choice as the top pick for any other team outside of Golden State.
2. anthony edwards | 6'3" 225 | combo guard| freshman | georgia
2019 lottery picks DeAndre Hunter and Cam Reddish are in Atlanta's rotation along with Kevin Huerter who made the 2019 All Rookie Team last season. Despite their recent drafts and redundant wings, selecting the hometown kid in Anthony Edwards is still a no brainer even though the Hawks need help at center.
3. LAMELO BALL | 6'7" 190 | point guard| International | illawarra hawks
Melo (and LaVar) to New York seems like a perfect match. Knicks could also look at the local kid and son of former Knick in Cole Anthony, but in my opinion LaMelo's unselfish style of play along with his flash and flare deserve to be on Broadway.
4. Deni aVdija| 6'9" 215| small forward | international | MacCabi tel aviv
The last thing Cleveland needs is another guard so drafting Avdija makes the most sense here. He has not been able to get a lot of minutes on a deep Maccabi team, but Avdija is coming off a strong performance at the FIBA U20 championships.
5. R.J Hampton| 6'5" 190 | combo guard| international | new zealand breakers
Memphis has already identified their franchise cornerstones in Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson, Jr and can now focus on complimentary pieces. Hampton and Morant would be one of the fastest and most athletic backcourts in the NBA and would excel in transition. Morant's progress as shooter makes this pick possible.
6. COLE ANTHONY| 6'3" 190 | point guard| freshman | North carolina
Chicago does not need another point guard after drafting Coby White in 2019, but Anthony is too good to pass up at #6. On paper Chicago's roster looks like it should be competing for a playoff spot but the numbers say the Bulls need scoring punch which is what Anthony does best. On the other hand Anthony is too similar to White, so Chicago may look to package one of the two.
7. jaden mcdaniels| 6'10" 200 | small forward| freshman | washington
What New Orleans does here will be interesting since it will be tough for a rookie to crack their 8 man rotation based on how the roster is constructed today. McDaniels is a big time talent with major upside and could be insurance if Brandon Ingram becomes too expensive.
8. Nico mannion| 6'3" 190 | point guard| freshman | Arizona
In my opinion Detroit needs to embrace a full rebuild and dump their assets for picks. Reggie Jackson and Langston Galloway come off the books this summer which leaves Derrick Rose as the only point guard signed for next season. Mannion or Kentucky freshman Tyrese Maxey would be ideal targets for the Piston's new era.
9. isaiah stewart| 6'9" 250 | Center| freshman | washington
It's really weird seeing the San Antonio Spurs in the lottery for the first time since 1997. LaMarcus Aldridge has one more year on his deal after this season and the Spurs are guard heavy, so Stewart is the most logical choice for #9.
10. tyrese maxey| 6'3" 190 | combo guard| freshman | Kentucky
Wiz could go in a lot of different directions here and with the uncertainty of John Wall's future coming off lower leg injuries, point guard should be a priority. Maxey's ability to space the floor and get in the paint gives him the upper hand over the remaining point guards available.
11. Onyeka okongwu| 6'9" 245 |Center | freshman | USC
The Hornets are dead last in the league in rebounding and are bottom 5 in blocks. Okongwu is off to a surprisingly strong start to his freshman season and could immediately fill a void in the middle for Charlotte as rebounding and shot blocking rim roller.
12. obi toppin| 6'9" 220 | power forward| sophomore | dayton
OKC is in full rebuilding mode after trading away Russell Westbrook and Paul George last summer. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the future and Toppin would give the Thunder and athletic 4 man that fills up the stat sheet.
13. precious achiuwa| 6'9" 225 | power forward| freshman | memphis
Portland has done a good job developing young talent despite being one of the few teams without a G-League team. Ant Simons looks to be a future star and Nassir Little has been a surprise for Portland this season. Achiuwa is blessed with excellent physical tools and has the potential to be a high level switchy defender. Offensively he's still raw but he plays hard and aggressive.
14. Zeke nnaji| 6'11" 240 | center| freshman | Arizona
Kings have invested big money into Harrison Barnes and Buddy Hield and are likely going to do the same with De'Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley. They could draft a guard here to potentially replace 2020 free agent Bogdan Bogdanovic or gamble on a young center like Nnaji.