What are some key takeaways from the 2020 NBA Draft?
It may have happened five months later than usual, but the 2020 NBA Drat finally took place. Held virtually by ESPN, cameras were in the households of many of the top projected prospects as they awaited to hear their names called.
All in all, the event was done well, with the stories of many of these players being told. Despite the months of arguably overanalyzing every prospect given the extra time available, the NBA Draft largely went off without too many surprises. One disappointment was the lack of trades towards the top of the draft that could’ve changed the landscape, although there were a couple that may have an impact going forward.
The top three selections went relatively as expected, with Georgia star guard Anthony Edwards going No. 1 to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Despite the unfortunate reported injury to Klay Thompson, Golden State didn’t change course and selected Memphis center James Wiseman. That left Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Hornets to take LaMelo Ball, younger brother of New Orleans point guard Lonzo Ball at No. 3.
After that, there were some interesting choices made in the NBA Draft. Some players ended up falling, while others seemingly came out of nowhere to get selected. There also were some former college stars who ended up undrafted, including last season’s collegiate leading scorer Markus Howard from Marquette.
There’s plenty of take away from this year’s NBA Draft, both from a positive and negative standpoint. Here are 10 specific topics and picks that I want to touch on.