The long NBA season is winding down. For a lot of teams, that means already focusing on June’s NBA Draft. In preparation, the names and teams are coming together in our 2020 NBA Mock Draft.
Some squads like the Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves seem to be in tank mode. The hope to acquire a high pick being the primary focus from here on out. Other teams are right in the middle of the pack, but need obvious upgrades in a draft that’s not seen as too deep.
It’s in this that we give you our first mock draft of the year with a focus on the teams currently in the lottery.
1. New York Knicks: James Wiseman, center, Memphis
The luck of New York changes with these downtrodden Knicks “earning” the No. 1 pick in the initial version of our mock draft. It could not come at a better time with the franchise looking to find star power to go with 2019 lottery pick, two-guard R.J. Barrett, and impressive young big Mitchell Robinson.
Just imagine New York trotting out Robinson and Wiseman in the front court. It might run contrary to today’s NBA, but it would also be a mismatch waiting to happen. Adding the consensus No. 1 player in the draft would also potentially enable the Knicks to move Robinson and change for top-end wing help. It just makes too much sense.
2. Phoenix Suns: Lamelo Ball, point guard, United States