After a delay of nearly five months because of the coronavirus outbreak, the NBA draft is finally in the books.
Here’s a recap of all 60 picks from the 2020 NBA draft.
Anthony Edwards selected No. 1 by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Anthony Edwards, SG, 6-5, 225, Georgia — Timberwolves
Physically, he’s ready for the NBA with the size, strength and ability to get his own shot and play solid defense. A streaky shooter who needs to improve his selection, he averaged 19.1 points and 5.2 rebounds while making 29% of his three-pointers last season.
James Wiseman selected No. 2 overall by Golden State Warriors
James Wiseman, C, 7-1, 240, Memphis — Warriors
Has the athleticism and ability to contribute at both ends of the court. Primarily scores around the rim and inside the paint but has an improving mid-range game. Could be an excellent defender and rim protector.
LaMelo Ball selected No. 3 by the Charlotte Hornets
LaMelo Ball, PG, 6-7, 181, Chino Hills HS — Hornets
Like eldest brother Lonzo, LaMelo has great feel for the game and a high IQ. He’s been a threat to score from anywhere since high school and had a good season in Australia. Unlike his brother, defense is a problem.
Chino Hills is first school to have three former teammates among NBA draft lottery picks
Many powerhouse high school and private academy boys’ basketball programs have seen several graduates selected in the first round of an NBA draft.
When LaMelo Ball and Onyeka Okongwu were chosen third and sixth, respectively, on Wednesday night in the pandemic-delayed 2020 NBA draft, Chino Hills High became the first to have three former teammates taken among lottery picks.
Ball, who was chosen by Charlotte, and Okongwu, who was taken by Atlanta, won a state championship together in 2016 as freshmen with the Huskies, who were led by Lonzo Ball, the second overall selection in the 2017 draft.
Clippers acquire Luke Kennard by trading Landry Shamet, Rodney McGruder
The Clippers acquired Detroit guard Luke Kennard in a three-team trade with Brooklyn during Wednesday’s draft that saw them part with reserve guards Landry Shamet and Rodney McGruder in the process, a person with knowledge of the deal confirmed.
Shamet is headed to Brooklyn while McGruder is going to Detroit. Brooklyn’s 19th pick also went to Detroit as part of the transaction.
From the perspective of the Clippers, the move is a swap of shooters while also receiving relief for their payroll. McGruder was set to earn $5.1 million this season. With that money off the books, the Clippers are set to be eligible to use their full mid-level exception, worth $9.2 million, entering free agency Friday.