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NBA draft recap: Anthony Edwards picked No. 1; LaMelo goes No. 3

A pick-by-pick breakdown of the 2020 NBA draft, which is being held virtually for the first time because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Georgia's Anthony Edwards catches his breath during an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky.
Georgia’s Anthony Edwards was selected No. 1 overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2020 NBA draft on Wednesday.
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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 celebrates during Georgia's win over Auburn in February.
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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

Memphis' James Wiseman smiles before a game against Alcorn Statein November 2019.
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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 of the Illawarra Hawks controls the ball against the Sydney Kings.
LaMelo Ball of the Illawarra Hawks controls the ball against the Sydney Kings during an Australian Basketball League game in November 2019.
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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

LaMelo Ball, left, and Onyeka Okongwu are among the rising stars in basketball from Southern California.
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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.

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Clippers acquire Luke Kennard by trading Landry Shamet, Rodney McGruder

Detroit's Luke Kennard drives against Cleveland Cavaliers in December.
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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.

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