How the NBA Draft Took Place This Year With Covid Precautions

Written By Jackson Leija (Sports Writer)

What will the NBA draft look like? The 2020 NBA draft takes place on Wednesday, November 18th, almost half a year after the usual draft pick for the NBA. In 2019, It took place on June 20th, and in 2018, June 21st. What does this mean for the season start?

The 2020 NBA draft will be held on Wednesday, November 18th at ESPN’s facilities in Bristol, Connecticut. The draft will be held over video conferencing. The Minnesota Timberwolves have the number one pick followed by The Golden State Warriors with the second pick and the Charlotte Hornets with the third pick. After the top three there are the Chicago Bulls at four. The Cleveland Cavaliers at five. The Atlanta Hawks at six. The Detroit Pistons at seven. The New York Knicks at eight. The Washington Wizards at nine. The Phoenix Suns at ten. The San Antonio Spurs at eleven. The Sacramento Kings at twelve. The New Orleans Pelicans at thirteen the Boston Celtics at fourteen. The Orlando Magic at fifteen. The Portland Trail Blazers at sixteen.  The Minnesota Timberwolves at seventeen. The Dallas Mavericks at eighteen. The Brooklyn Nets at nineteen. The Miami Heat is at twenty. The Philadelphia 76ers at twenty-one. The Denver Nuggets at twenty-two. The Utah Jazz at twenty-three. The Milwaukee Bucks at twenty-four. The Oklahoma City Thunder at twenty-five. The Boston Celtics at twenty-six. The New York Knicks at twenty-seven the Los Angeles Lakers at twenty-eight. The Toronto Raptors at twenty-nine. The Boston Celtics at thirty to sum up the first round.

To start the second round are the Dallas Mavericks at thirty-one. The Charlotte Hornets at thirty-two. The Minnesota Timberwolves at thirty-three. The Philadelphia 76ers at thirty-four. The Sacramento Kings at thirty-five. The philadelphia 76ers at thirty- six. The Washington Wizards at thirty-seven. The New York Knicks are at thirty-eight. The New Orleans Pelicans at thirty-nine. The Memphis Grizzlies at forty. San Antonio Spurs at forty-one. The New Orleans Pelicans at forty-two. The Sacramento Kings at forty-three. The Chicago Bulls at forty-four. The Orlando Magic at forty-five. The Portland Trail Blazers at forty-six the Boston Celtics at forty seven. The Golden State Warriors the forty-eight. The Philadelphia 76ers at forty nine. The Atlanta Hawks at fifty. The Golden State Warriors at fifty-one. The Sacramento Kings at fiftytwo the Oklahoma City Thunder a fifty-three. The Indiana Pacers at fifty-four. the Brooklyn Nets at fifty-five. The Charlotte Hornets at fifty-six. The Los Angeles Clippers at fifty-seven the Philadelphia 76ers at fifty-eight. The Toronto Raptors at fifty-nine the New Orleans Pelicans at sixty to wrap up the NBA 2020 draft. 

It is suggested that the first players to be drafted will be, Anthony Edwards, SG, Georgia, by the Minnesota Timberwolves. James Wiseman, C, Memphis, by the Golden State Warriors. LaMelo Ball, PG, Illawarra Hawks, by the Charlotte Hornets. Obi Toppin, PF, Dayton, by the Chicago Bulls. Deni Avija, SF, Maccabi Tel Aviv, by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Onyeka Okongwu, PF/C, USC, by the Atlanta Hawks. Isaac Okoro, SF, Auburn, by the Detroit Pistons. Tyrese Haliburton, PG, Iowa State, by the New York Knicks. Saddiq Bey, SF, Villanova, by the Washington Wizards. Killian Hayes, PG/SG, Ratiopharm Ulm, by the phoenix suns. Patrick Williams, PF, Florida State, by the San Antonio Spurs. Tyrese Maxey, SG, Kentucky, by the Sacramento Kings. Devin Vassell, SG/SF, Florida State by the New Orleans Pelicans. Aaron Nesmith, SF, Vanderbilt, by the Boston Celtics. R.J. Hampton, SG, New Zealand Breakers, by the Orlando Magic.

Precious Achiuwa, PF, Memphis, by the Portland Trail Blazers. Jalen Smith, PF, Marland by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Josh Green, SG, Arizona, by the Dallas Mavericks. Kira Lewis Jr., PG, Alabama, by the Brooklyn Nets. Cole Anthony, PG, North Carolina, by the MiamiHeat. Tyrell Terry, PG, Stanford, by the Philadelphia 76ers. Aleksej Pokusevski, PF, Olympiacos B, by the Denver Nuggets. Nico Mannion, PG, Arizona. by the Utah Jazz. Theo Maledon, PG, ASVEL, by the Milwaukee Bucks. Jamil’s Ramsy, SG, Texas Tech, by the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Desmond Bane, SG, TCU, by the Boston Celtics. Tyler Bey, SF, Colorado, by the New York Knicks. Tre Jones, PG, Duke, by the Los Angeles Lakers. Devon Dotson, PG, Kansas. Isaiah Stewart, PF, Washington, by the Boston Celtics. That marks the end of the first round and estimated players to be drafted.


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