Charlotte Hornets 2020 Lottery NBA Mock Draft: Wiseman goes #1

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C. Memphis. 41. Scouting Report. James Wiseman. 1. player. Pick Analysis

After dealing with many season-changing injuries, the Golden State Warriors have secured very high odds for the first pick in the draft. The Warriors are stacked in their backcourt, and they will be looking for a defensive anchor in their frontcourt.

The Warriors traded their starting center at the trade deadline, and they currently do not have a productive big.  With that mind, the Warriors will likely go after James Wiseman with the first pick in the draft.

Wiseman played well before he left Memphis after appearing in three games. He averaged 19.7 points and 10.7 rebounds per game. Wiseman has great size for defense and a lot of offensive potential.

Georgia. Anthony Edwards. 2. player. 156. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. SG

With the need for a standout backcourt member, the Cleveland Cavaliers will be looking to draft someone who can be their young leading scorer. With his potential, Anthony Edwards can come in and be a consistent scorer.

Edwards has great size and strength, which makes him a dangerous option at the two spot. He plays well on fastbreaks, and his shooting could translate well into the league.

As Collin Sexton continues to prove he is the starting point guard for the Cavaliers, Edwards would be a nice complementary option to play beside him.

USA. 3. player. 125. Scouting Report. PG/SG. Pick Analysis. LaMelo Ball

Trae Young is having an amazing season for the Atlanta Hawks, and he lacks a true offensive running mate in the backcourt. The Hawks would benefit from drafting LaMelo Ball, who’s a player can be an efficient off-ball ball-handler.

Ball has not taken the traditional route to the league through college, as he’s been playing across seas. As a professional in his first year in the NBL, he was able to win the Rookie of the Year Award.

In his rookie season, Ball averaged 17.0 points, 6.8 assists, and 7.6 rebounds per game. His scoring ability and size make him a scary matchup. Ball’s shooting abilities should also improve if his teammate is Trae Young.