NBA Teams that Had the Best 2020 DraftWell since Mr. NBA is busy handling his own debate within this community. How about we look back at this years NBA draft. Starting with what I consider to be winner in some way in shape or form.
I really liked what I see from the Pelicans draft. Now building around Zion what do we give him? A far better upgrade at Point Guard going for Kira Lewis Getting an upgrade at Small Forward by taking Elijah Hughes. A backup Center just to have Hayes off for a few minutes. R.J. Hampton for the shooting Guard. I have have a feeling Pelicans could make a jump next season with this setup they got here.
Thank you for making this list. I don't think the Pelicans had that good of a draft. Listen they got Kira Lewis Jr. They got three guards. They are already a guard heavy team. Lonzo, J.J. Redick, Josh Hart, Nickeil Alexander Walker, and now these guys. What an overload? I thought they should of taken. More wings. Aaron Nesmith Jr. or Saddiq Bey.
I hope my home team does better this year.
No doubt in my mind Anthony Edwards was going 1st overall, and for Minnesota that was the best selection to make the most sense. They go get a project pick from argentina to eventually solidify the Small Forward position. Than to trade again and get Jaden McDaniels seeing they should have more room at Power Forward very fitting. A great way to have some interest in 2021.
I like the Edwards pick. He is very good, but I don't think he'll be a star, but maybe an all-star. He is a good two way player and he will blend will with D'Lo and Edwards.
I'm not for taking project picks internationally, but maybe in a few years the israeli baller could be a good pick. The pick I love, and I agree with Draymond Green the steal of night was when they grabbed up Cassius Winston. I do not like what college he went to, but that's biased. I do see the Allen Iverson play ability in him for the Wizards. A guy many think is too small, but can be a great baller.
They got my man Deni. An absolute steal. I think he will be very good and he will provide a scoring threat. I love this pick.
I'm honestly mixed on this pick. Tyrese Haliburton is good and I feel like he can provide a change of pace for a speedy Kings team. I don't like how that provides an overload of guards. I also really like the Jah Ramsey pick for the bench.
Stokely confident in their war room would be the Kings themselves. A steal fell into their lap in Tyrese Haliburton. They go after a pair of shooting guards late. They got building blocks to go for youth rather the other way around.
Spurs many felt played it safe with there 2 lone picks, and they ended having one of the more intriguing drafts. Devin Vassell could be that new Khai Leonard they have been looking for. Tre Jones as the 2nd pick very much felt safe, but looking to be the right call considering they gotta look somewhere to find some definitive positioning.
I really love the Devin Vassell pick. He could be the next Matisse Thybulle. Tre Jones is an interesting pick as they have a lot of guards on the team.
Raptors are another one I don't love entirely, but understood what they wanted to do. By drafting a point guard would indicate Fred VanVleet could be getting money from a new team. He is a heck of a point guard that has come along way. I do like their second pick in taking a very productive small forward outta Nevada in Jalen Harris. They may role a very good supporting shooter, but maybe with Harris coming in that could mean a lot to a team that will keep on contending for now.
I'm very mixed towards what the Pistons wanted to do exactly. I can safely say we had a GM with ideas so that's a good start. They wanna play more like a hard nosed basketball team. Going with more of a french connection meaning they still aren't ready yet type team taking the project pick in Killian Hayes (like they did with Sekou). Trading to get Ariza from the Rockets to be their shooting guard which makes sense for moving on from Luke Kennard. Upgrading at center to go grab up Isaiah Stewart, anything is better than having Andre Drummond right? A small forward in case Sekou needs to go out for a breather is all I can think of here. Like I said I'm mixed, but I'd call them winners for at least trying to paint an idea what they wanna look like.
Nobody has more deep roster than the Celtics (arguably). They do it again folks, getting some depth at small forward and point guard. Nothing wrong with that, and they just keep on assembling a great bench warmers for a few minutes to toss on in.
Charlotte Hornets I don't like as highly as others, but when I notice you have FIVE POINT GUARDS! That's a little too much MJ don't you think? I didn't think MJ would actually take LaMelo Ball, but I would of prefered they took Obi Toppin since power forward was the need here. I do understand taking a center just to fill out that need. I don't hate the player at 3 initially, but when you take another one. I start to almost not wanna put you here, but end up thinking ''sure'' in the end.
Initially I thought they didn't do much, but all of a sudden they made some wheelin and dealin. Both picks felt very justified. Taking Xavier Tillman to play immediately for an injured Jaren Jackson. The other trading to get up and grab Desmond Bane to go at Small Forward.