Which 2021 Pick Are Top 10 2020 Picks Worth?

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Re: Which 2021 Pick Are Top 10 2020 Picks Worth? 

Post#21 » by kalenclayton » Thu Apr 8, 2021 4:55 am

1. Timberwolves draft Anthony Edwards —> pick 5-6

2. Warriors draft James Wiseman —> pick 10-13

3. Hornets draft LaMelo Ball —> pick 3-4

4. Bulls draft Patrick Williams —> pick 10-13

5. Cavaliers draft Isaac Okoro —> pick 10-13

6. Hawks draft Onyeka Okongwu —> pick 10-13

7. Pistons draft Killian Hayes —> pick 10-13

8. Knicks draft Obi Toppin —> pick 18-25

9. Wizards draft Deni Avdija —> pick 10-13

10. Suns draft Jalen Smith —> pick 18-25
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Re: Which 2021 Pick Are Top 10 2020 Picks Worth? 

Post#22 » by tmorgan » Thu Apr 8, 2021 5:04 am

I think there may be an interesting trade WITHIN the top five this year, to match up teams with the correct premiere talent in this draft. That could be some good fun...

For example, imagine the Pistons get lucky and land the top pick. I would hope the choice Weaver makes is Cade, but we do have an earlier investment at PG in Killian Hayes and both Saddiq Bey and Jerami Grant on the wings. Cade would fit just fine, mind you, but imagine an offer of the third pick and a large draft pick package for the future, with the guarantee of getting one (or maybe a choice between) Green and Mobley. I’d be tempted, particularly for Green. He looks like a future elite scorer to me, something we sorely need. And even if someone sneaks in and takes Green at #2, Mobley is a fine prize. And some people like Suggs just as much.

Could be a fun draft day up top.
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Re: Which 2021 Pick Are Top 10 2020 Picks Worth? 

Post#23 » by ChettheJet » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:01 pm

If I understand the premise, you're asking which unknown you draft in 2021 is supposedly better than the half season of evaluation you've seen from the 2020 Top 10? If you breathe the air of potential then you can rate the potential 2021 picks as highly as you did the 2020 picks that you were obviously so wrong on.
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Re: Which 2021 Pick Are Top 10 2020 Picks Worth? 

Post#24 » by gswhoops » Thu Apr 8, 2021 4:20 pm

tmorgan wrote:I think there may be an interesting trade WITHIN the top five this year, to match up teams with the correct premiere talent in this draft. That could be some good fun...

For example, imagine the Pistons get lucky and land the top pick. I would hope the choice Weaver makes is Cade, but we do have an earlier investment at PG in Killian Hayes and both Saddiq Bey and Jerami Grant on the wings. Cade would fit just fine, mind you, but imagine an offer of the third pick and a large draft pick package for the future, with the guarantee of getting one (or maybe a choice between) Green and Mobley. I’d be tempted, particularly for Green. He looks like a future elite scorer to me, something we sorely need. And even if someone sneaks in and takes Green at #2, Mobley is a fine prize. And some people like Suggs just as much.

Could be a fun draft day up top.

I think there’s gonna be a ton of movement between 6 and 15 in this draft. The second/third tier of guys is so flat but so different that I think there’s going to be a fair amount of jockeying for position.

I’d honestly be surprised if there was any movement within the top-5, or anyone moving from 6-14 into the top-5
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Re: Which 2021 Pick Are Top 10 2020 Picks Worth? 

Post#25 » by E S V L » Thu Apr 8, 2021 5:00 pm

1. Timberwolves draft Anthony Edwards #8

2. Warriors draft James Wiseman #8-12

3. Hornets draft LaMelo Ball #7

4. Bulls draft Patrick Williams #10-15

5. Cavaliers draft Isaac Okoro #13-18

6. Hawks draft Onyeka Okongwu #14-15

7. Pistons draft Killian Hayes #10-15

8. Knicks draft Obi Toppin #16-20

9. Wizards draft Deni Avdija #12-15

10. Suns draft Jalen Smith 2nd round
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Re: Which 2021 Pick Are Top 10 2020 Picks Worth? 

Post#26 » by eminence » Thu Apr 8, 2021 5:06 pm

Higher than the consensus here seems to be, which seems to be that only 2-3 of them are worth top 10 picks, which is pretty low, especially given the unique situations surrounding this rookie class with training camp and whatnot.
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Re: Which 2021 Pick Are Top 10 2020 Picks Worth? 

Post#27 » by eminence » Thu Apr 8, 2021 5:20 pm

My 2021 top tiers

Cunningham

Suggs/Mobley

Kuminga/Green/Barnes

2020's fit with them:
Anthony Edwards: 4-7
James Wiseman: 4-7
LaMelo Ball: 2 (I'm very high on Cunningham)
Patrick Williams: 4-7
Isaac Okoro: 8-mid 1st, undecided how big this tier is
Onyeka Okongwu: 4-7
Killian Hayes: 8-mid 1st
Obi Toppin: mid 1st
Deni Avdija: 8-mid 1st
Jalen Smith: mid-late 1st
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Re: Which 2021 Pick Are Top 10 2020 Picks Worth? 

Post#28 » by Colbinii » Thu Apr 8, 2021 5:30 pm

eminence wrote:My 2021 top tiers

Cunningham

Suggs/Mobley

Kuminga/Green/Barnes

2020's fit with them:
Anthony Edwards: 4-7
James Wiseman: 4-7
LaMelo Ball: 2 (I'm very high on Cunningham)
Patrick Williams: 4-7
Isaac Okoro: 8-mid 1st, undecided how big this tier is
Onyeka Okongwu: 4-7
Killian Hayes: 8-mid 1st
Obi Toppin: mid 1st
Deni Avdija: 8-mid 1st
Jalen Smith: mid-late 1st


I would swap Okoro and Okongwu and move Wiseman down, nice list though.
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Re: Which 2021 Pick Are Top 10 2020 Picks Worth? 

Post#29 » by NYG » Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:41 pm

Bumping for Wiseman injury

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