NBA Draft 2020: 5 teams who need to select a power forward

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COLUMBUS, OHIO – FEBRUARY 23: Jalen Smith #25 of the Maryland Terrapins (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

With the 2020 NBA Draft less than two months away, let’s take a look at the teams who should consider selecting a power forward.

The 2019-20 NBA season has been a moving target, but it’s finally beginning to wind down. For almost every team in the association, it’s time to look towards free agency and the NBA Draft.

Because of the ongoing NBA postseason, the date for the 2020 NBA Draft has been constantly shifting. At the moment, the NBA appears to have settled on a date of November 18, 2020. To contextualize how strange that feels, the 2019-20 regular season was already a month deep at the same time last year.

The coronavirus pandemic has ushered in strange times for the league, however, and everybody is adjusting as they go. The NBA Draft Lottery was held in August, with the Minnesota Timberwolves earning the No. 1 overall pick. They’ll be directly followed by the Golden State Warriors and Charlotte Hornets.

This year’s prospect class presents an interesting dilemma for teams picking near the top of the draft. There’s a deep pool of prospects, but there isn’t anyone who has emerged as clearly worthy of the top overall selection; expect some teams near the top of the draft to trade down before their selection.

Meanwhile, other teams will manipulate the order in search of the prospect they need most. Some teams focus on finding top talent, while others focus on positional needs. Many will be looking for power forwards this November. Here are five teams likely hunting for a power forward in the 2020 NBA Draft.

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