Biggest Winners And Losers Of The 2020 NBA Draft (1st Round)

 

16th Overall Pick – Portland TrailBlazers – Isaiah Stewart, C – 6’9″, 250 lbs.
Grade: D
Great size and a good rebounder but provides very little value in any other area. Better options were available at this slot.

17th Overall Pick – Minnesota Timberwolves – Aleksej Pokusevski, F, – 7’0″, 195 lbs.
Grade: C-
Lacks a great post up game, lacks size and is not a great shooter. In this respect, Aleksej may have some compelling upside but is a gamble even in a weak draft outside of the lottery. Not a good pick-up at this slot.

18th Overall Pick – Dallas Mavericks – Josh Green, G/F – 6’5′, 205 lbs.
Grade: A-
Not the best shooter and an unreliable ball handler. This is where the lack of depth becomes more apparent. Not a great pick or fit but probably the best they can do at this spot.

19th Overall Pick – Brooklyn Nets – Saddiq Bey, F – 6’8″, 216 lbs.
Grade: B+
Saddiq has tempting upside but is very raw and rough around the edges as a player. The epitome of high risk/high reward but worth the gamble at this spot.

20th Overall Pick – Miami Heat – Precious Achiuwa, F – 6’9″, 234 lbs.
Grade: B
Precious is a ultra-athletic forward dripping with potential. This being said, he is very unpolished, a poor shooter and has below average play-making skills. A decent pick up at this slot.

21st Overall Pick – Philadelphia 76ers – Tyrese Maxey, G – 6’3″, 200lbs.
Grade: B
A decent rebounder and defender, Precious will likely make a great fit in Miami adding to their versatility and depth, while getting the space to grow in a developmental friendly culture.

22nd Overall Pick – Denver Nuggets – Zeke Nnaji, C – 6’11”, 240 lbs.
Grade: D
A high motor player with little else to offer. Slim pickings but could still do better.

23rd Overall Pick – New York Knicks – Leandro Bolmaro, SF – 6’7″, 185 lbs.
Grade: C-

24th Overall Pick – Milwaukee Bucks – RJ Hampton, PG – 6’5″, 185 lbs.
Grade: B-

25th Overall Pick – Oklahoma City Thunder – Immanuel Quickley, SG – 6’3″, 190 lbs.
Grade: C-

26th Overall Pick – Boston Celtics – Payton Pritchard, PG – 6’2″, 206 lbs.
Grade: D

27th Overall Pick – Utah Jazz – Udoka Azubuike, C – 7’0″, 270 lbs.
Grade: C-

28th Overall Pick – Los Angeles Lakers – Jaden McDaniels, SF – 6’10”, 201 lbs.
Grade: D

29th Overall Pick – Toronto Raptors – Malachi Flynn, PG – 6’2″, 185 lbs.
Grade: F

30th Overall Pick – Boston Celtics – Desmond Bane, SG – 6’6″, 215 lbs.
Grade: D

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