The 2020 NBA Mock Draft is closing in an we have new number 1 overall and someone new joins our first full 1st round mock draft.
1 Golden State Anthony Edwards 6-4 210 SG Georgia Fr.
2 Cleveland James Wiseman 7-1 235 C Memphis Fr.
3 Phoenix Cole Anthony 6-2 185 PG Undecided Fr.
4 Chicago LaMelo Ball 6-8 180 PG USA Intl.
5 New York Vernon Carey 6-10 265 PF/C Duke Fr.
6 Washington Obi Toppin 6-9 220 SF/PF Dayton So.
7 New Orleans Nico Mannion 6-2 175 PG Arizona Fr.
8 Memphis Deni Avdija 6-8 210 SF Israel Intl.
9 San Antonio Theo Maledon 6-5 175 PG France Intl.
10 Atlanta N'Faly Dante 6-11 240 C Mali Fr.
11 Portland Jaden McDaniels 6-10 185 SF/PF Undecided Fr.
12 Charlotte Tyrese Haliburton 6-5 160 PG Iowa St. So.
13 Oklahoma City Killian Hayes 6-5 195 PG France Intl.
14 Sacramento Zeke Nnaji 6-11 230 C Arizona Fr.
15 Detroit Isaiah Stewart 6-9 245 PF/C Washington Fr.
16 Orlando Ochai Agbaji 6-5 210 SG Kansas So.
17 Brooklyn Precious Achiuwa 6-9 225 SF/PF Undecided Fr.
18 Indiana Bryan Antoine 6-5 170 SG Villanova Fr.
19 LA Lakers Onyeka Okongwu 6-9 230 PF/C USC Fr.
20 LA Clippers RJ Hampton 6-4 175 PG/SG Undecided Intl.
21 Miami Tyrese Maxey 6-2 190 SG Kentucky Fr.
22 Boston Jordan Nwora 6-7 220 SF Louisville Jr.
23 Utah Devon Dotson 6-1 180 PG Kansas So.
24 Philadelphia Steve Enoch 6-10 250 C Louisville Sr.
25 Minnesota Jay Scrubb 6-6 220 SG So.
26 Houston Kevon Harris 6-6 216 PG/SG Stephen F Austin
27 Denver Omer Yurtseven 7-0 275 C Georgetown Jr.
28 Dallas Ashton Hagans 6-3 190 PG Kentucky So.
29 Toronto Tyler Bey 6-7 215 SF/PF Colorado Jr.
30 Milwaukee Jalen Smith 6-10 215 PF Maryland So.
We didn’t include teams as it’s hard to judge this far in advance which teams may still be in the lottery. Player development will go a long way toward changing that.
2021 NBA Mock Draft 1st Round
1 Jalen Green
SG - HT: 6-6 - WT: 175 - WING: 6-7 1/2 - FROM: Fresno, CA - HSsr.
2 Jalen Johnson
SF - HT: 6-8 - WT: 215 - WING: 6-10 1/2 - FROM: Duke - HSsr.
3. Cade Cunningham
PG - HT: 6-7 - WT: 213 - WING: 6-11 1/2- FROM: Oklahoma State - HSsr.
4 Greg Brown
PF - HT: 6-9 - WT: 190 - WING: 6-10 - FROM: Austin, TX - HSsr.
5 Evan Mobley
C - HT: 7-0 - WT: 192 - WING: 7-4 - FROM: USC - HSsr.
6 Terrence Clarke
SG - HT: 6-7 - WT: 185 - WING: 6-10 - FROM: Kentucky - HSsr.
7 Ibou Dianko Badji
C - HT: 7-1 - WT: NA - WING: 7-8 - FROM: Senegal (Barcelona) - Int.
8 Isaiah Todd
PF - HT: 6-10 - WT: 200 - WING: 7-0 - FROM: Michigan - HSsr.
9 Brandon Boston Jr.
SG - HT: 6-7 - WT: 185 - WING: 6-10 - FROM: Kentucky - HSsr.
10. Ziaire Williams
SF - HT: 6-7 - WT: 175 - WING: NA - FROM: Sherman Oaks, CA - HSjr.
11 Scottie Barnes
SF - HT: 6-8 - WT: 210 - WING: 7-2 - FROM: Florida State - HSsr.
12 Usman Garuba
PF - HT: 6-8 - WT: 230 - WING: 7-2 - FROM: Spain - Int.
13 Josh Christopher
SG - HT: 6-5 - WT: 200 - WING: 6-7 1/2 - FROM: Lakewood, CA - HSsr.
14 Makur Maker
C - HT: 7-0 - WT: 230 - WING: NA - FROM: Orange, Ca (Australia) - HSsr.
15 Caleb Love
PG - HT: 6-3 - WT: 180 - WING: 6-9 - FROM: UNC - HSsr.
16 Devin Askew
SF - HT: 6-3 - WT: 210 - WING: 6-5 - FROM: Kentucky - HSsr.
17 Isaiah Jackson
PF - HT: 6-9 - WT: 195 - WING: 7-0 - FROM: Kentucky - HSsr.
18 Scottie Lewis
SG - HT: 6-5 - WT: 185 - WING: 6-10 - FROM: Florida - Fr.
19 Oscar Tshiebwe
C - HT: 6-9 - WT: 252 - WING: 7-4 1/4 - FROM: West Virginia - Fr.
20 Aaron Henry
SG - HT: 6-6 - WT: 218 - WING: 6-11 - FROM: Michigan St. - So.
21 D.J. Carton
PG - HT: 6-1 - WT: 180 - WING: NA - FROM: Ohio State - Fr.
22 Jaden Springer
SG - HT: 6-5 - WT: 190 - WING: NA - FROM: Tennessee - HSsr.
23 Karim Mane
SG - HT: 6-5 - WT: 192 - WING: 7-0 - FROM: Montreal, Canada
24 Tre Mann
PG - HT: 6-3 - WT: 185 - WING: NA - FROM: Florida - Fr.
25 Bryan Antoine
SG - HT: 6-5 - WT: 180 - WING: 6-7 - FROM: Villanova - Fr.
26 Landers Nolley II
SF- HT: 6-7 - WT: 230 - WING: NA - FROM: Virginia Tech- Fr.
27 Paul Eboua
PF - HT: 6-8 - WT: 210 - WING: 7-1 1/2 - FROM: Cameroon - Int.
28 Isaiah Mobley
PF - HT: 6-10 - WT: 220 - WING: NA - FROM: USC - Fr.
29 Mark Williams
C - HT: 7-0 - WT: 220 - WING: NA - FROM: Duke - HSsr.
30 Wendall Moore Jr.
SF - HT: 6-6 - WT: 205 - WING: 6-10 1/2 - FROM: Duke - HSsr.
Here are all of the key dates for the upcoming 2020 NBA draft to keep yourself updated.
2020 NBA Draft (and other) Key Dates
We are as guilty as everyone else of thinking Markelle Fultz was a bust, however before this season started the tape we saw changed our minds. We here at Basketball Rehab now believe Fultz is a future superstar on the rise.
Thus far this season Markelle Fultz has shown signs of a dependable midrange jumpshot.
He is averaging 12 pts and 4 asts thus far this season and looks like a solid young starter. The flashes are what have us excited though. 20 pts and 6 asts in his last game and starting to assert himself more and more. We see Fultz making his first all star game in the next couple season as his star continues to rise.
A trusted league source has confided in us that The Miami Heat are among the most interested suitors for D'angelo Russell. The New York Knicks also are planning an aggressive pursuit.
Some potential pieces that could move are Bam Adebayo , Kevin Knox and Julius Randle.
More to come as we receive updates.
Duke is human after all, down goes Frazier, The Mets have won the world series, The Browns have won the Superbowl.
In sports there are things you never expect to hear. Stephen F Austin beating Duke is surely among them. Even before Nathan Bain (No relation to the Batman villian) made that fateful shot the Lumberjacks had a chance thanks to Kevon Harris. Experience helps but so does NBA talent. Harris is your prototypical 6'6" wing who is a three level scorer with great basketball instincts. We have Harris as a potential late 1st round or early 2nd round pick for the 2020 NBA draft.
Harris is not a sexy prospect, he's a Senior so there is no allure of upside but the talent is there to compete at the NBA level. We see Harris as a starting caliber NBA wing and a great value after the 20th pick in the 2020 NBA draft.
This mock features a new addition to the top 10 in Obi Tippin who has been shooting up draft boards. Our sources confirm he has a real chance of coming off the board in the 8-10 range. We also have a new number 1 with the James Wiseman suspension.
1. Golden State Warriors: Anthony Edwards, SG, Georgia
2. Cleveland Cavaliers: Cole Anthony, PG/SG, North Carolina
3. Okc Thunder : RJ Hampton, PG, New Zealand Breakers (NBL)
4. Washington Wizards: James Wiseman, C, Memphis
5. New Orleans Pelicans: Deni Avdija, SG/SF, Maccabi Tel Aviv
6. New York Knicks: Scottie Lewis, SG/SF, Florida
7. Portland Trailblazers: Obi Tippin , PF, Dayton
8. Boston Celtics (from Memphis): Jaden McDaniels, SF/PF, Washington
9. Chicago Bulls Nico Mannion, PG, Arizona
10. Minnesota Timberwolves: Isaiah Stewart, C, Washington
11. Detroit Pistons. : Tyrese Maxey, SG, Kentucky
12. Atlanta Hawks: Josh Green, SG, Arizona
13. San Antonio Spurs: Lamelo Ball PG Illeara Hawks NBL
14 Sacramento Kings: Vernon Carey Jr C Duke
2021 NBA draft scouting notes
Excellent versatile scorer, good playmaker, elite athlete, handle needs to be tightened up a bit,
6’6 combo guard with good size and length, especially for position with a 7’0.25 wingspan. 3 point shot also could use improvement.
Elite scoring ability reminds me of prime Carmelo Anthony can score the basketball with the best of them. 6’5 athletic guard,solid length with a 6’7.5 wingspan and 8’5 standing reach. Quick first step in the open floor. Light on his feet and glides on the court. Explosive and natural athlete. Flashes elite quickness.
Jalen Johnson possesses Lebron like passing ability and high level scoring ability.
Needs to add bulk but the talent to be elite is pretty obvious.
Evan Mobley- Unicorn like 7 footer who must have been created by the CIA. The secret is out very real superstar ability if he can add muscle and bulk up. Elite scorer and high end rebounder with defensive tools that boggle the mind.
This is our first mock draft for the 2021 NBA draft. Keep in mind it's early in the NBA season so the team draft order is far from set. Many of these prospects are still in high school so this is a raw projection based on high school playing tape.
7. New Orleans
8. New York
* Team needs have not been taken into account
In August we posted our season projections:
Thus far the results have been mixed. We picked the Hawks and Knicks to make a leap and make the playoffs. Atlanta is in the mix but NY has had a slow start. We had the Sacramento Kings as a bottom playoff seed and they have started 0-5. The Cleveland Cavaliers have surprised us the most thus far out performing our projections and being in the playoff hunt.
Basketball Rehab's most controversial projection is looking strong however. We had the Golden State Warriors missing the playoffs and Zion Williamson being injury prone. Both are looking strong early on.
A reminder these are some of the reasons why we projected Golden State Warriors to miss the playoffs:
Poor Bench Play
Lack of Starter Quality Talent
Klay Thompson Injury
Defensive Drop Off
Nostradamus will be back soon to tell us more of the basketball future so stay tuned.