All You Need To Know About The NBA Draft 2020

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

19 Nov 2020

COVID-19 is still kicking about and these unusual times call for an unusual NBA Draft. This year the Draft was held virtually as opposed to its usual setting of a packed out Barclays Centre in New York City. For those that don’t know in American sports they operate under a Draft system, meaning teams get to select the top eligible college prospects in the nation every year to add to their rosters. In the NBA, the draft is comprised of 2 rounds, with 30 selections made in each. The best and most highly sought after athletes go in the 1st with the 2nd round largely holding the more riskier talent.

The top 4 choices are called lottery picks and as the name suggest the young men who get picked during this part of the Draft are the best that America and sometimes the world has to offer that year. Being picked in the lottery is a big deal, but it also comes with a lot pressure none more so than the 1st overall pick.

This year that honour went to Anthony Edwards who was chosen by the Minnesota Timberwolves as the 1st overall pick of this NBA draft. He came ahead of LaMelo Ball who some thought might go first and James Wiseman who were picked by the Charlotte Hornets and the Golden State Warriors in 3rd and 2nd place respectively. Below are all the draft picks from 1-60.

All 2020 NBA Draft Picks

First round

1. Minnesota Timberwolves, Anthony Edwards, G, Georgia
2. Golden State Warriors, James Wiseman, C, Memphis
3. Charlotte Hornets, LaMelo Ball, PG, Illawarra Hawks (Australia)
4. Chicago Bulls, Patrick Williams, SF, Florida State
5. Cleveland Cavaliers, Isaac Okoro, SF, Auburn
6. Atlanta Hawks, Onyeka Okongwu, C, Southern California
7. Detroit Pistons, Killian Hayes, PG, France
8. New York Knicks, Obi Toppin, PF, Dayton
9. Washington Wizards, Deni Avdija, SF, Israel
10. Phoenix Suns, Jalen Smith, PF, Maryland
11. San Antonio Spurs, Devin Vassell, SG, Florida State
12. Sacramento Kings, Tyrese Haliburton, PG, Iowa State
13. New Orleans Pelicans, Kira Lewis Jr., PG, Alabama
14. Boston Celtics, Aaron Nesmith, SF, Vanderbilt
15. Orlando Magic, Cole Anthony, PG, North Carolina
16. Portland Trail Blazers, Isaiah Stewart, C, Washington (reportedly traded to Detroit via Houston)
17. Minnesota Timberwolves, Aleksej Pokusevski, PF, Serbia (reportedly traded to Oklahoma City)
18. Dallas Mavericks, Josh Green, SG, Arizona
19. Brooklyn Nets, Saddiq Bey, PF, Villanova (reportedly traded to Detroit via L.A. Clippers)
20. Miami Heat, Precious Achiuwa, PF, Memphis
21. Philadelphia 76ers, Tyrese Maxey, SG, Kentucky
22. Denver Nuggets, Zeke Nnaji, PF, Arizona
23. New York Knicks, Leandro Bolmaro, SG, Argentina (reportedly traded to Minnesota)
24. Milwaukee Bucks, RJ Hampton, PG, New Zealand Breakers (reportedly traded to Denver via New Orleans)
25. Oklahoma City Thunder, Immanuel Quickley, PG, Kentucky (reportedly traded to New York)
26. Boston Celtics, Payton Pritchard, PG, Oregon
27. Utah Jazz, Udoka Azubuike, C, Kansas
28. Los Angeles Lakers, Jaden McDaniels, PF, Washington (reportedly traded to Minnesota via Oklahoma City)
29. Toronto Raptors, Malachi Flynn, PG, San Diego State
30. Boston Celtics, Desmond Bane, SG, TCU (reportedly traded to Memphis)

Second round

31. Dallas Mavericks, Tyrell Terry, PG, Stanford
32. Charlotte Hornets, Vernon Carey Jr., C, Duke
33. Minnesota Timberwolves, Daniel Oturu, C, Minnesota (reportedly traded to New York)
34. Philadelphia 76ers, Theo Maledon, PG, France (reportedly traded to Oklahoma City)
35. Sacramento Kings, Xavier Tillman Sr., C, Michigan State
36. Philadelphia 76ers, Tyler Bey, PF, Colorado (reportedly traded to Dallas)
37. Washington Wizards, Vit Krejci, PG, Czech Republic (reportedly traded to Oklahoma City)
38. Utah Jazz, Saben Lee, PG, Vanderbilt (reportedly traded to Detroit)
39. New Orleans Pelicans, Elijah Hughes, SG, Syracuse (reportedly traded to Utah)
40. Memphis Grizzlies, Robert Woodard II, SF, Mississippi State
41. San Antonio Spurs, Tre Jones, PG, Duke
42. New Orleans Pelicans, Nick Richards, C Kentucky (reportedly traded to Charlotte)
43. Sacramento Kings, Jahmi’us Ramsey, PG, Texas Tech
44. Chicago Bulls, Marko Simonovic, C, Montenegro
45. Milwaukee Bucks, Jordan Nwora, PF, Louisville
46. Portland Trail Blazers, CJ Elleby, SG, Washington State
47. Boston Celtics, Yam Madar, PG, Israel
48. Golden State Warriors, Nico Mannion, PG, Arizona
49. Philadelphia 76ers, Isaiah Joe, SG, Arkansas
50. Atlanta Hawks, Skylar Mays, SG, LSU
51. Golden State Warriors, Justinian Jessup, SG, Boise State
52. Sacramento Kings, KJ Martin, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) (reportedly traded to Houston)
53. Oklahoma City Thunder, Cassius Winston, PG, Michigan State (reportedly traded to Washington)
54. Indiana Pacers, Cassius Stanley, SG, Duke
55. Brooklyn Nets, Jay Scrubb, SG, John A. Logan College
56. Charlotte Hornets, Grant Riller, PG, Charleston
57. Los Angeles Clippers, Reggie Perry, C, Mississippi State
58. Philadelphia 76ers, Paul Reed, PF, DePaul
59. Toronto Raptors, Jalen Harris, SG, Nevada
60. New Orleans Pelicans, Sam Merrill, SG, Utah State (reportedly traded to Milwaukee)