The NBA will finally begin to conclude the 2019-20 season later this month in Orlando with 22 teams competing for the playoffs and an NBA championship. But the eight teams left at home will turn the page to the 2020-21 campaign, with October's NBA draft a central piece in improving teams' outlook.
Examining the lottery-level NBA draft players, here's a look at which player would help each of the eight non-playoff teams the most.
Minnesota Timberwolves: Anthony Edwards, Georgia. Karl Anthony-Towns and D'Angelo Russell make up this team's star power, and an explosive shooting guard like Edwards would complement their games well.
Golden State Warriors: Obi Toppin, Dayton. The 6-9 athletic forward led the nation in dunks and was USA TODAY Sports' national player of the year. He'd fit right into coach Steve Kerr's half-court offense and catch alley-oops from Steph Curry in the open court.