2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread!

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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#41 » by HartfordWhalers » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:48 pm

I am waiting until tomorrow to get my picks in. Don't worry, still won't win.
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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#42 » by loserX » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:22 pm

I collected everyone's answers just to find a consensus (and because I was curious (and bored)).

The top 10 didn't work...Ball's votes were so spread that he wasn't actually the consensus pick at *any* position, even when other guys were off the board :lol:

Here are the rest:
Number of picks traded by/on draft day: 5 (4 out of 18 votes; "3" - 3 votes)
Biggest name traded: Paul (4 votes; Holiday - 3 votes)
Steal: Obi Toppin and Tyrell Terry (2 votes each)
Reach: RJ Hampton (6 votes; Achiuwa/Nesmith/Williams - 2 votes each)
Slide: Cole Anthony (4 votes; Ball - 2 votes)
First PG taken of Lewis/Mannion/Maledon: Kira Lewis Jr. (16 votes! Maledon - 2 votes)
Bolmaro taken in 1st round: TRUE 15-3
Ramsey taken in 1st round: 9-9 tie!
Nnaji taken in 1st round: FALSE 14-4

Good luck everyone :D
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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#43 » by loserX » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:41 pm

Well, this is said and done now. Here are the results!

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

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

No picks in the top 10 were traded!

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

C) Who will be the biggest name player (not draftee) traded between now and draft day? Pretty clearly Chris Paul, with Jrue second.

D) Who will be the biggest steal? Who will be the biggest reach? This is subjective, so you can decide for yourself if you were wrong or right!

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? Again subjective. Possibilities include Cole Anthony and RJ Hampton, depending where you thought they might be expected to go.

F) Which of these lower-tier PG prospects will be taken earliest: Kira Lewis, Theo Maledon, Nico Mannion? It was Lewis, by a lot.

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



Feel free to check in with how you did...and thanks to all who participated!
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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#44 » by Kurt Heimlich » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:52 pm

Kurt Heimlich wrote: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?
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A) 5/10 (though I called a trade for Obi at 8 so maybe .5 points only for that? lol)

B) Called 6 - only 1 off!

C) CP3 and Jrue were already traded when I picked. Horford I guess was the biggest name on draft day? Either way I swung and missed.

D) Called RJ as a reach based on where he was mocked and he dropped so Idk maybe that's half right as well. Kira feels like a bigger steal at 13 for me, Haliburton obviously is a popular steal choice now too.

E) LaMelo went as projected. Swing and a miss for me.

F) Got it right - Kira.

G) 1 out of 3 with Bolmaro
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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#45 » by loserX » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:22 pm

Unstickying this. Thanks to all who participated, hope you had fun.
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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#46 » by gswhoops » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:38 pm

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


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

*Traded pick

(edit 11/16)

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?

Al Horford

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

Steal: Paul Reed in the second round
Reach: Precious Achiewa in the top-20

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?

Cole Anthony slips to the late 1st/early 2nd

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
ii) Jahmi'us Ramsey
iii) Zeke Nnaji

i) True (best guess: Boston at 26/30)
ii) True (best guess: LAL at 28)
ii) False

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

In a perfect world, trade down to pick up a '21 pick with light protection and add Vassell or Saddiq Bey

A) 5/10 correct player/pick; 4/10 correct player/pick/team
B) Wrong (off by 2)
C) Wrong
D) Obviously impossible to assess correctly, but I'll pat myself on the back for calling Reed in the 2nd and Achiewa in the top-20
E) Hampton is probably the biggest faller
F) Right
G) 1/3
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Re: 2020 Draft Day Prediction Thread! 

Post#47 » by Buzzard » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:02 pm

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

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

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? Jrue Holiday

D) Who will be the biggest steal? Cole Anthony Who will be the biggest 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? Precious Achiuwa

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? Okongwu

In one way the Suns get screwed but if Booker really wants out, Vassell could be the best player on the board and best fit for them in the long run.

I was pretty bad at this overall and on selecting what teams selected which players. I did pick 8 who were in the top 10; but that was easy :lol:

A - I missed pretty badly and only got 2 picks right. Wiseman and Okongwu.
B - I missed the number of traded picks badly even though no top 10 picks were traded.
C - Jrue was not traded on draft day. Horford was.
D - Anthony still has a chance but Haliburton is looking good now.
E - Partially Correct. Precious dropped to 20 and for me that makes him a bigger drop than Haliburton at 12. I don't see Hampton as a reach at 24 so saying I got that part of this wrong.
F - Correct Lewis was taken before Theo and Nico.
G-G) True or False: this player will be taken in the first round:
Correct i) Leandro Bolmaro - True
Incorrect ii) Jahmi'us Ramsey - True
Incorrect iii) Zeke Nnaji - False

Good draft for the Hawks in my opinion. See below
**Not a prediction, just a preference: who (realistically) would you like to see your team come away with on draft day? Okongwu
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