Five months after it was originally determined, the Minnesota Timberwolves were selected Anthony Edwards With the first pick on Wednesday night of the 2020 NBA Draft.
The Golden State Warriors took center stage James Wisman Pick number 2, and with a guard Lamelo ball Followed as the third pick for Charlotte Hornet.
Edwards, a 5-foot, 220-pound Atlanta defender who spent his lawn collegiate season in Georgia, joins a young Timberwolves core led by Star Center. Carl-Anthony Towns And point guard D’Angelo Russell. Edwards led all Division I with 19.1 points per game and was the Southeastern Conference freshman of the year.
AdWords joins Markel Fultz According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only player in the lottery era to move up to No. 1 overall from a program with a record of .500 or more in his final college season. The Bulldogs went 16-16, including 5-13 at the SEC.
“It’s an indescribable feeling,” Edwards told ESPN immediately after the selection. “My family is emotional. I think I’ll be emotional when I get out of here. I’m blessed to be in this position.”
Edwards, Wiseman and Ball, all at different times, are estimated to be the top picks in the draft. Edwards, however, was the best positional fit for Minnesota – Wiseman shares the same position as the Rowns Towns and Ball – and emerged as a potential top pick in the days leading up to Wednesday’s draft.
Wiseman, the 7-foot-1 center, who has played just three games for Memphis University this season, gives Golden State a measure of physical skill to go along with. Dreammond green In the frontcourt of the Warriors. He could potentially help bring the team’s defense to shore after the Warriors, after five straight trips to the NBA Finals, whose injuries caused him to go below the standings. Stephen Curry And Clay Thompson.
The viceman became emotional after taking the second pick. He said he believes he can adapt quickly to the new culture of his new team.
“It’s great in terms of my concept because I can be able to learn, develop my game, adapt to the kind of environment that I can,” Wiseman said. “And just going there and just learning, just helping to enhance my game … … I had to come out of tears because I’ve been through a lot of hardships in my life. But I’m ready to go golden.” In a different mindset, in a great mindset state, ready to go there and learn as much as possible, to enhance and adapt to my game, and just work by cutting my tail. “
Wiseman said he already has a relationship with Curry and is looking forward to working with the rest of the organization.
“I have a very good relationship with Steff,” Wiseman said. “Naturally, I went to his camp so he taught me a lot. When I was in high school, he taught me a lot about the game of basketball, gave me a lot of information. I actually took a picture with him, so he’s my guy.”
Ball, younger brother of the New Orleans Pelicans Guard Lonzo ball, Is a gifted passerby that will give the Hornets some much-needed star power. He has a way to get to this point before being taken by Charlotte on Wednesday night, to play in Lithuania and then Australia.
The Ilavara Hawks have an average of 17.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists in 12 games for Australia’s National Basketball League.
Lamelo Ball celebrates being named as the third pick in the 2020 NBA Draft by Charlotte Hornets.
The conspiracy in the draft began with the pick of No. 4, where the Chicago Bulls led the state of Florida. Patrick Williams. In the days leading up to the draft, rival teams had no doubt that Arturas Kornisovas, first-year executive vice president of basketball .l operations in Chicago, would oversee its first draft. Eventually, the Bulls selected the fastest growing player on the draft board, which goes all the way to Draft Night.
Williams eventually reached the top five of the week, leading from the lottery to the draft. ACC’s sixth man of the year last year, he became the highest-drafting seminal since Dave Cowens finished fourth by the Boston Celtics 500 years ago.
Asked why he is confident in the NBA even though he is not a starter in a college lodge, Williams said, “If you work hard enough all day, I mean you have nothing but confidence. And I just give credit. “My college teammates, my college coaches. They continued to encourage me all season, to put me in a position to succeed all season, so I give credit, of course, to my work and then to my coaches and teammates.”
After the Bulls took Williams, the Cleveland Cavaliers – ranked fifth for a second straight season – A Burn Wing selection Isaac Okoro, Who averaged 12.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists during the season alone.
Okoro was the second-team all-SEC selection, as well as making all-freshmen and all-defensive teams. After the guards hit the guard Colin Sexton And Darius Garland Over the past two seasons, Cleveland has added a wing player to go with them.
Wednesday night’s draft was originally scheduled to take place in June, as it usually does, but NOB was pushed back until its season was completed in a bubble at Orlando’s Walt Disney World Resort, due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic.
The site for the draft also changed due to the epidemic. Instead of staying in New York, as he usually does every June, he was virtually housed on ESPN’s campus in Bristol, Connecticut, where NBA Commissioner Adam Silver took first place and Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum second place.
The delay in holding the draft due to the epidemic allowed both NBA teams more time than before to prepare the draft, and it also means that the prospects have spent more time in court than they did when they entered the NBA.
As a result, instead of moving from the draft to the NSBA’s annual summer league in Las Vegas, the colored people will go almost straight into its early NBA season, as training camps around the league are set to begin on November 1st.
The rest of the lottery picks:
6. Atlanta Hawks: Oneka Okwangwu, C, USC
7. Detroit Pistons: Killian Hayes, P. G., France
8. New York Knicks: OB Topin, PF, Dayton
9. Washington Washington Wizards: Danny Avadija, SF, Israel
10. Phoenix Suns: Jalen Smith, PF, Maryland
11. San Antonio Spurs: Devin Vassel, SG, Florida State
12. Sacramento Kings: Tyres Halliburton, PG, Iowa State
13. New Orleans Pelicans: Kira Lewis Jr., PG, Alabama
14. Boston Celtics: Aaron Nesmith, SF, Vanderbilt
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