2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread!

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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#21 » by ayyayyron » Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:43 pm

A) Mock out the top 10, noting any traded picks:


1) Timberwolves: Anthony Edwards
2) Warriors: James Wiseman
3) Hornets: Lamelo Ball
4) Bulls: Deni Avdija
5) Cavaliers: Obi Toppin
6) Hawks: Tyrese Haliburton
7) Pistons: Killian Hayes
8) Knicks: Devin Vassell
9) Wizards: Onyeka Okongwu
10) Suns: Precious Achiuwa

B) How many 2020 first rounders will get traded between now and draft day?


2

C) Who will be the biggest name player (not draftee) traded between now and draft day?


Andrew Wiggins

D) Who will be the biggest steal? Who will be the biggest reach?


The biggest steal will be Nico Mannion, the biggest reach will be Kira Lewis Jr.

E) Every year, some top prospect takes a huge and unexpected slide. (e.g. in 2019, highly touted (but injured) Bol Bol fell all the way to #44!) Who's the candidate for that this year?


Saddiq Bey

F) Which of these lower-tier PG prospects will be taken earliest: Kira Lewis, Theo Maledon, Nico Mannion?


Kira Lewis (he'll get picked 5-12 picks before the next of those 3).

G) True or False: this player will be taken in the first round:


i) Leandro Bolmaro - True (26th or 30th)
ii) Jahmi'us Ramsey - True (28th or 29th)
iii) Zeke Nnaji - False (around 35th - 45th)

**Not a prediction, just a preference: who (realistically) would you like to see your team come away with on draft day?


My team, The Brooklyn Nets, should trade up for Devin Vassell or Precious Achiuwa (unless one of them somehow slips to 19). I think they'd fit in great with their current roster.
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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#22 » by loserX » Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:45 pm

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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#23 » by Magic_Is_Here » Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:37 pm

A) Mock out the top 10, noting any traded picks:

1) Minnesota Timberwolves -LaMelo Ball
2) Golden State Warriors -Anthony Edwards
3) Charlotte Hornets - James Wiseman
4) Chicago Bulls - Killian Hayes
5) Cleveland Cavaliers - Deni Avdija
6) Atlanta Hawks - Devin Vassell
7) Detroit Pistons -Isaac Okoro
8) New York Knicks -Onyeka Okongwu traded to Boston
9) Washington Wizards -Tyrese Haliburton
10) Phoenix Suns -Obi Toppin traded to OKC

B) How many 2020 first rounders will get traded between now and draft day?
5

C) Who will be the biggest name player (not draftee) traded between now and draft day?
Chris Paul

D) Who will be the biggest steal? Who will be the biggest reach?
Steal- Deni Avdija
Reach- RJ Hampton


E) Every year, some top prospect takes a huge and unexpected slide. (e.g. in 2019, highly touted (but injured) Bol Bol fell all the way to #44!) Who's the candidate for that this year?
Patrick Williams

F) Which of these lower-tier PG prospects will be taken earliest: Kira Lewis, Theo Maledon, Nico Mannion?
Kira Lewis

G) True or False: this player will be taken in the first round:
i) Leandro Bolmaro -True
ii) Jahmi'us Ramsey -False
iii) Zeke Nnaji -False

**Not a prediction, just a preference: who (realistically) would you like to see your team come away with on draft day?
Considering the rumors that Orlando wants to trade up, Haliburton
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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#24 » by loserX » Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:57 pm

Only problem with stickied threads is that I can't bump them :D

One week to go, folks, get your predictions in! It's starting to get exciting...
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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#25 » by ayyayyron » Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:22 pm

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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#26 » by Ruzious » Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:20 pm

A) Mock out the top 10, noting any traded picks:

1) Minnesota Timberwolves LaMelo Ball
2) Golden State Warriors Anthony Edwards
3) Charlotte Hornets James Wiseman
4) Chicago Bulls Deni Avdija
5) Cleveland Cavaliers Obi Toppin
6) Atlanta Hawks - Tyrese Haliburton
7) Detroit Pistons Patrick Williams
8) New York Knicks Isaac Okoro
9) Washington Wizards Onyeka Okongwu
10) Phoenix Suns Kira Lewis

B) How many 2020 first rounders will get traded between now and draft day?
2

C) Who will be the biggest name player (not draftee) traded between now and draft day?
Gordon Hayward

D) Who will be the biggest steal? Who will be the biggest reach?
Steal- Aleksej Pokusevski, Reach- Patrick Williams

E) Every year, some top prospect takes a huge and unexpected slide. (e.g. in 2019, highly touted (but injured) Bol Bol fell all the way to #44!) Who's the candidate for that this year?
Devin Vassell

F) Which of these lower-tier PG prospects will be taken earliest: Kira Lewis, Theo Maledon, Nico Mannion?
Kira Lewis

G) True or False: this player will be taken in the first round:
i) Leandro Bolmaro -True
ii) Jahmi'us Ramsey -False
iii) Zeke Nnaji -True

**Not a prediction, just a preference: who (realistically) would you like to see your team come away with on draft day?
Bane for Milwaukee and Okongwu for Washington
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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#27 » by Kevin6CD » Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:48 pm

A) Mock out the top 10, noting any traded picks:

1) Minnesota Timberwolves - LaMelo Ball
2) Golden State Warriors - James Wiseman
3) Charlotte Hornets - Anthony Edwards
4) Chicago Bulls - Deni Avdija
5) Cleveland Cavaliers - Onyeka Okongwu
6) Atlanta Hawks - Traded to NOP - Killian Hayes
7) Detroit Pistons - Patrick Williams
8) New York Knicks - Tyrese Haliburton
9) Washington Wizards - Obi Toppin
10) Phoenix Suns - Kira Lewis Jr.

B) How many 2020 first rounders will get traded between now and draft day? 7

C) Who will be the biggest name player (not draftee) traded between now and draft day? DeMar DeRozan

D) Who will be the biggest steal? Who will be the biggest reach? Saddiq Bey (steal), Aleksej Pokusevski (reach)

E) Every year, some top prospect takes a huge and unexpected slide. (e.g. in 2019, highly touted (but injured) Bol Bol fell all the way to #44!) Who's the candidate for that this year? RJ Hampton

F) Which of these lower-tier PG prospects will be taken earliest: Kira Lewis, Theo Maledon, Nico Mannion? Lewis

G) True or False: this player will be taken in the first round:
i) Leandro Bolmaro: True
ii) Jahmi'us Ramsey: True
iii) Zeke Nnaji: False

**Not a prediction, just a preference: who (realistically) would you like to see your team come away with on draft day? Patrick Williams to the Pistons
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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#28 » by SD2042 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:30 am

Two weeks until Draft Day in this crazy, crazy year!

I've done a few of these in the past, sometimes keeping score...but (like 2019's) I think this year's will be just for fun and discussion. (You are of course encouraged to post back and brag about how you did...or eat crow ;) )

A) Mock out the top 10, noting any traded picks:

1) Minnesota Timberwolves -Anthony Edwards
2) Golden State Warriors -James Wiseman (traded to Knicks)
3) Charlotte Hornets- Onyeka Okongwu (traded to Celtics)
4) Chicago Bulls- Deni Advija
5) Cleveland Cavaliers- Obi Toppin
6) Atlanta Hawks- Patrick Williams (traded to Pelicans)
7) Detroit Pistons- Killian Hayes
8) New York Knicks- Issac Okoro
9) Washington Wizards- LaMelo Ball
10) Phoenix Suns- Tyrese Halliburton

B) How many 2020 first rounders will get traded between now and draft day? 5

C) Who will be the biggest name player (not draftee) traded between now and draft day? James Harden

D) Who will be the biggest steal? Who will be the biggest reach? Tyrell Terry (steal) Aaron Nesmith(reach)

E) Every year, some top prospect takes a huge and unexpected slide. (e.g. in 2019, highly touted (but injured) Bol Bol fell all the way to #44!) Who's the candidate for that this year?

F) Which of these lower-tier PG prospects will be taken earliest: Kira Lewis, Theo Maledon, Nico Mannion? Theo Maledon

G) True or False: this player will be taken in the first round:
i) Leandro Bolmaro True
ii) Jahmi'us Ramsey False
iii) Zeke Nnaji True

**Not a prediction, just a preference: who (realistically) would you like to see your team come away with on draft day?

Grizzlies #40 C.J. Ellerby

Orlando Magic-#15 Tyrell Terry & #45 Cassius Stanley (although the Magic will likely trade the pick as always)
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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#29 » by Jordan Syndrome » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:39 pm

A) Mock out the top 10, noting any traded picks:

1) Minnesota Timberwolves - LaMelo Ball
2) Golden State Warriors - Omyeka Okongwu
3) Charlotte Hornets - Anthony Edwards
4) Chicago Bulls - Patrick Williams
5) Cleveland Cavaliers - James Wiseman
6) Atlanta Hawks - Isaac Okoro
7) Detroit Pistons - Killian Hayes
8) New York Knicks - Kira Lewis
9) Washington Wizards - Tyrese Haliburton
10) Phoenix Suns - Obi Toppin

B) How many 2020 first rounders will get traded on draft day? 4

D) Who will be the biggest steal? Tyrell Terry
Who will be the biggest reach? Patrick Williams

E) Every year, some top prospect takes a huge and unexpected slide. (e.g. in 2019, highly touted (but injured) Bol Bol fell all the way to #44!) Who's the candidate for that this year? Obi Toppin to the back end of the top 10 or out of the Lottery. I could see one of the mid-tier PGs (Theo, Nico, Tyrell) sliding.

F) Which of these lower-tier PG prospects will be taken earliest: Kira Lewis, Theo Maledon, Nico Mannion? Kira Lewis

G) True or False: this player will be taken in the first round:
i) Leandro Bolmaro - False
ii) Jahmi'us Ramsey - False
iii) Zeke Nnaji - False

**Not a prediction, just a preference: who (realistically) would you like to see your team come away with on draft day?

LaMelo Ball
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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#30 » by loserX » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:46 pm

Jordan Syndrome wrote:A) Mock out the top 10, noting any traded picks:
4) Chicago Bulls - Patrick Williams

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Who will be the biggest reach? Patrick Williams


Always interesting to see which fans have the most faith in their front office :D
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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#31 » by Jordan Syndrome » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:51 pm

loserX wrote:
Jordan Syndrome wrote:A) Mock out the top 10, noting any traded picks:
4) Chicago Bulls - Patrick Williams

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Who will be the biggest reach? Patrick Williams


Always interesting to see which fans have the most faith in their front office :D


I'm picturing our Front Office falling in love with his measurables and fit next to LaVine/Lauri. He just has too many question marks for me at #4 but so many prospects have questions that it isn't inconceivable for him to be had here.

I am really low on Deni Advija. Terrible measurables, can't shoot, not super athletic, a good passer but not great. I don't see him as a starter on a good team at his realistic ceiling and he doesn't project to be a good defender. He played in a league worse than college basketball except for one team...and he was on that team--poor competition. Dario Saric-lite.
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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#32 » by DerrickNoah » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:08 pm

A) Mock out the top 10, noting any traded picks:

1) Minnesota Timberwolves -Anthony Edwards
2) Golden State Warriors -LeMello Ball traded to DET
3) Charlotte Hornets - James Wiseman
4) Chicago Bulls -Onyeka Okongwu Traded to WAS
5) Cleveland Cavaliers -Obi Toppin
6) Atlanta Hawks - Deni Avdija
7) Detroit Pistons -Patrick Williams traded to GSW
8) New York Knicks -Tyrese Haliburton
9) Washington Wizards -Devin Vassell traded to CHI
10) Phoenix Suns -Isaac Okora

B) How many 2020 first rounders will get traded between now and draft day?
3

C) Who will be the biggest name player (not draftee) traded between now and draft day?
James Harden

D) Who will be the biggest steal? Who will be the biggest reach?
Steal- Aaron Nesmith
Reach- RJ Hampton


E) Every year, some top prospect takes a huge and unexpected slide. (e.g. in 2019, highly touted (but injured) Bol Bol fell all the way to #44!) Who's the candidate for that this year?
James Wiseman

F) Which of these lower-tier PG prospects will be taken earliest: Kira Lewis, Theo Maledon, Nico Mannion?
Kira Lewis

G) True or False: this player will be taken in the first round:
i) Leandro Bolmaro -True
ii) Jahmi'us Ramsey -False
iii) Zeke Nnaji -False

**Not a prediction, just a preference: who (realistically) would you like to see your team come away with on draft day?
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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#33 » by Kurt Heimlich » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:38 pm

A) Mock out the top 10, noting any traded picks:

1) Minnesota Timberwolves -Anthony Edwards
2) Golden State Warriors -James Wisemanl
3) Charlotte Hornets - Onyeka Okongwu
4) Chicago Bulls -Patrick Williams
5) Cleveland Cavaliers -LaMelo Ball traded to NYK
6) Atlanta Hawks - Deni Avdija
7) Detroit Pistons -Killian Hayes
8) New York Knicks -Obi Toppin traded to CLE
9) Washington Wizards -Tyrese Haliburton
10) Phoenix Suns -Kira Lewis

B) How many 2020 first rounders will get traded between now and draft day?
6

C) Who will be the biggest name player (not draftee) traded between now and draft day?
Russell Westbrook

D) Who will be the biggest steal? Who will be the biggest reach?
Steal- Kira Lewis
Reach- RJ Hampton


E) Every year, some top prospect takes a huge and unexpected slide. (e.g. in 2019, highly touted (but injured) Bol Bol fell all the way to #44!) Who's the candidate for that this year?
LaMelo (maybe not huge but out of top 4 where almost everyone has him)

F) Which of these lower-tier PG prospects will be taken earliest: Kira Lewis, Theo Maledon, Nico Mannion?
Kira Lewis

G) True or False: this player will be taken in the first round:
i) Leandro Bolmaro -True
ii) Jahmi'us Ramsey -True
iii) Zeke Nnaji -False

**Not a prediction, just a preference: who (realistically) would you like to see your team come away with on draft day?
Future draft capital via trading back
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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#34 » by loserX » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:39 pm

Man, this board does not think much of RJ Hampton, lol. Will be curious to see where he ends up now!
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Post#35 » by Stillwater » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:03 am

After seeing poku anthro hes gotta be a late lottery pick. With that sf skill set
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Post#36 » by Spud2nique » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:49 am

Why do people keeping mocking the Hawks 6th pick to the Pelicans? We struck a deal for them for #4 last year, the chances of us doing a deal with them for #6 is mathematically 0.227%.
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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#37 » by loserX » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:19 am

Spud2nique wrote:Why do people keeping mocking the Hawks 6th pick to the Pelicans? We struck a deal for them for #4 last year, the chances of us doing a deal with them for #6 is mathematically 0.227%.


I think that was mostly due to rumours about Jrue Holiday. With him on Milwaukee now that prediction falls by the wayside.
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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#38 » by loserX » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:20 am

Last night before the draft! Get your predictions in if you want :)
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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#39 » by SD2042 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:36 am

loserX wrote:Man, this board does not think much of RJ Hampton, lol. Will be curious to see where he ends up now!



Your list goes as far as ten. I ca nrespect that this draft is very unpredictable and truly is anyone's slot to be claim in spite of the experts and us the fans. As for RJ. He has some potential to either be a starter or a sixth man depending on the team's development coaches. That said, I can see RJ be on a team like the Nuggets, Jazz, or the Raps as possibilities.
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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#40 » by loserX » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:42 am

SD2042 wrote:
loserX wrote:Man, this board does not think much of RJ Hampton, lol. Will be curious to see where he ends up now!



Your list goes as far as ten. I ca nrespect that this draft is very unpredictable and truly is anyone's slot to be claim in spite of the experts and us the fans. As for RJ. He has some potential to either be a starter or a sixth man depending on the team's development coaches. That said, I can see RJ be on a team like the Nuggets, Jazz, or the Raps as possibilities.


I just mention it because he is the leader in the "this year's reach" category by a tremendous margin :) Let's see how our players do!

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