The NBA Draft will occur on November 18 according to the National Basketball Association. The event will be aired on ESPN and the date is subject to change.
The event was scheduled on October 15 but the NBA has changed the NBA Draft date to November 18 according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
The date was revised to give additional time in doing the pre-draft process and deciding on the possible launch date of the NBA 2020-2021 season.
Meanwhile, based on the NBA Draft Lottery 2020 presented by State Farm, Minnesota got the first pick followed by Golden State, Charlotte, Chicago, and Cleveland.
The upcoming NBA draft is a great opportunity to grab free sports picks.
NBA teams spend a lot of time reviewing tapes, doing background checks, and evaluating possibilities on how every prospect will fit their organizations. Teams look into the position played by every player and if they are good in offense and defense.
These data serve as guides to determine how each player will perform in the professional league. This is also a good exercise to know the best and worst potential outcomes of each prospect.
Let us take a look at these five players’ possible outcomes once they enter the NBA. These players were picked based on CBS Sports Top 100 Big Board.
- LaMelo Ball
LaMelo Ball is a great passer and has a great basketball IQ. For him to be an All-Star player, the 6’7” prospect must work on his body since he was easily pushed in the last season of the NBL. He also needs to improve his shooting form and shot statistics since he only shot 25% from 3-point range when he played overseas.
LaMelo just turned 19 years old which means there is a lot of room for improvement. NBA teams are positive that poor shooting, defensive lapses, and too much passing are fixable. Ball has a lot of potential given his passing and handling skills, instinct, and height.
- Killian Hayes
Killian Hayes is a 6-foot 5 left player who got the attention of the basketball world overseas. The left-handed guard is good in pick-and-roll plays. His ability to create space and score has enabled him to be a valued player amid his athletic limitations.
On the other hand, his lack of explosiveness can pose a threat to his career. He might get overwhelmed by high- level athletes which could weaken his abilities. Hayes needs to improve his outside scoring and must excel in making space.
- Tyrese Haliburton
Tyrese Haliburton is highly favored by the front offices. He has great size and skill and immense basketball IQ. Tyrese has a 7-foot wingspan and is known as a pass-first guard who can perform well on both ends of the court. Last season, he is the 26th leading player nationally in assist and has a 42.6% 3-point rate.
He is a powerful defender who creates sharp passes. His skills will be maximized once he lands in a team where he will be the leading guard.
- James Wiseman
James Wiseman has shown that he was one of the most superior centers in the game during his short stay at Memphis. He was ranked nationally as the 10th best blocker with his 3.0 blocks every game and 13.6% block rate.
While Wiseman may be a good blocker and defender, his passing and shooting must be improved. His talent might not be fully utilized due to his poor shot and motor abilities.
- Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards will undoubtedly be a dominant NBA scorer. Teams have high hopes for this 19-year-old player. They will do everything for him to reach his full potential given his great shooting ability and perfect frame.
Amid his athleticism, Edwards might be an inefficient player who has inconsistent defense and this could be a nightmare. He must look for the right system and work on his craft for him to succeed.
The NBA will be more exciting once these players enter the league!