NBA Draft 2020: Biggest needs for each Eastern Conference franchise

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Sep 27, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra hands the Eastern Conference Championship trophy to forward Bam Adebayo Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

What are the biggest NBA Draft needs for each franchise in the Eastern Conference? With so many teams picking near the top, many can’t afford to miss.

Following the Los Angeles Lakers defeat of the Miami Heat 4-2 in the 2020 NBA Finals, we’ve officially made it to the NBA offseason after several months of delays and the restart of the NBA season.

After an NBA calendar year like none other that led to 22 NBA teams entering “The Bubble” at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, we now face an NBA offseason that will be incredibly different from the year’s past.

With significant questions and concerns still remaining regarding the salary cap for next season, the financial fallout of the season being shuttered mid-way, and lack of revenue from ticket sales, the NBA has several questions it needs to answer in the coming weeks — most importantly when next season will begin and if fans can attend.

Going forward, however, only a few major dates are certain at this time. The most important being the NBA Draft is scheduled to take place virtually Nov. 18 with free agency more than likely set to follow a week or so afterward.

While several teams have had a significant head start in making offseason moves with new coaches being hired and front offices being shaken up, others are just getting home from The Bubble.

With personnel moves coming in recent days including the hiring of Doc Rivers in Philadelphia and players such as Anthony Davis announcing they’re free agency intentions, we can expect rumors to begin to swirl as we head towards next month and the draft.

For this piece, I’ve analyzed the needs and potential draft fits of each Eastern Conference team heading into next season. With all 15 holding draft picks, different contention timelines, and goals for next season here are my thoughts on the state of every Eastern Conference team going forward.

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