2020 NBA mock draft 1.0: LaMelo Ball goes to Timberwolves at No. 1

By Stefan Bondy, New York Daily News on

Published in Basketball

The postponed, virtual NBA draft will finally take place Wednesday, Nov. 18. The Daily News' Stefan Bondy takes a look at how it might play out:


1) Minnesota Timberwolves: LaMelo Ball (Illawarra)

Age: 18

Position: Point guard

There's no clear-cut top choice in this draft but Ball carries the greatest potential as a flashy 6-8 playmaker. He's not the best fit for Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell in Minnesota, but there isn't a great fit on the board. It's why the Timberwolves could trade the pick for a proven player. As a side note — and not that it affects his stock or potential — but Ball provided the worst and most disengaged media interviews I've ever witnessed at the combine.


2) Golden State Warriors: Anthony Edwards (Georgia)

Age: 19

Position: Guard

The Warriors are in a win-now mode with Steph Curry, 32, Draymond Green, 30, and Klay Thompson, 30. They'd be better off trading this pick than waiting for a 19-year-old to catch up. How about the second pick and Andrew Wiggins to Detroit for Blake Griffin and the seventh pick? Or the second pick and Wiggins to Cleveland for Kevin Love and the fifth pick?


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