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NBA Draft 2020: Live updates, picks, draft order, LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards, Michael Jordan wish granted


The NBA Draft is officially off and running and Michael Jordan will be pleased with what he saw as the top picks were announced.

The NBA Draft is underway, with America’s hottest basketball talent finding out where their new homes are.

There was no unanimous agreement over who would go No. 1 this year, unlike 2019 with Zion Williamson, and everyone was waiting to see what the top of the draftboard would look like.

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Minnesota had first crack and selected Anthony Edwards from the University of Georgia. Golden State scooped up James Wiseman with the second pick and Charlotte selected LaMelo Ball third overall as he joins his brother Lonzo in the NBA.

According to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, NBA legend and Hornets owner, Michael Jordan, gave his franchise the green light to recruit Ball and his wish was granted.

Ball spent last season honing his craft Down Under in the NBL and is now ready to graduate to the NBA.

Aussie Josh Green will link up with the Dallas Mavericks after being taken at pick 18.

DRAFT PICKS — ROUND ONE

1. Minnesota Timberwolves — Anthony Edwards (Georgia), SG

2. Golden State Warriors — James Wiseman (Memphis), C

3. Charlotte Hornets — LaMelo Ball (USA), PG

4. Chicago Bulls — Patrick Williams (Florida State), SF

5. Cleveland Cavaliers — Isaac Okoro (Auburn), SF

6. Atlanta Hawks — Onyeka Okongwu (USC), C

7. Detroit Pistons — Killian Hayes (France), PG

8. New York Knicks — Obi Toppin (Dayton), PF

9. Washington Wizards — Deni Avdija (Israel), SF

10. Phoenix Suns — Jalen Smith (Maryland), PF

11. San Antonio Spurs — Devin Vassell (Florida State), SG

12. Sacramento Kings — Tyrese Haliburton (Iowa State), PG

13. New Orleans Pelicans — Kira Lewis Jr. (Alabama), PG

14. Boston Celtics — Aaron Nesmith (Vanderbilt), SF

15. Orlando Magic — Cole Anthony (North Carolina), PG

16. Portland Trail Blazers (pick traded to Detroit) — Isaiah Stewart (Washington), C

17. Minnesota Timberwolves (pick traded to OKC) — Aleksej Pokusevski (Serbia), PF

18. Dallas Mavericks — Josh Green (Arizona), SG

19. Brooklyn Nets (pick traded to Detroit) — Saddiq Bey (Villanova), PF

20. Miami Heat — Precious Achiuwa (Memphis), PF

21. Philadelphia 76ers — Tyrese Maxey (Kentucky), SG

22. Denver Nuggets — Zeke Nnaji (Arizona), PF

23. New York Knicks (pick traded to Minnesota) — Leandro Bolmaro (Argentina), SG

24. Milwaukee Bucks (pick traded to Denver) — R.J. Hampton (USA), PG

25. Oklahoma City Thunder (pick traded to New York) — Immanuel Quickley (Kentucky), PG

26. Boston Celtics — Payton Pritchard (Oregon), PG

27. Utah Jazz — Udoka Azubuike (Kansas), C

28. Los Angeles Lakers (pick traded to Minnesota) — Jaden McDaniels (Washington), PF

29. Toronto Raptors — Malachi Flynn (San Diego State), PG

30. Boston Celtics (pick traded to Memphis) — Desmond Bane (TCU), SG

ROUND TWO

31. Dallas Mavericks — Tyrell Terry (Stanford), PG

32. Charlotte Hornets — Vernon Carey Jr. (Duke), C

33. Minnesota Timberwolves — Daniel Oturu (Minnesota), C

34. Philadelphia 76ers (pick traded to OKC) — Theo Maledon, PG

35. Sacramento Kings — Xavier Tillman Sr. (Michigan State), C

36. Philadelphia 76ers (pick traded to Dallas) — Tyler Bey (Colorado), PF

37. Washington Wizards (pick traded to OKC) — Vit Krejci (Czechia), PG

38. Utah Jazz (pick traded to Detroit) — Saben Lee (Vanderbilt), PG

39. New Orleans Pelicans (pick traded to Utah Jazz) — Elijah Hughes (Syracuse), SG

40. Memphis Grizzlies (pick traded to Sacremento) — Robert Woodard II (Mississippi State), SF

41. San Antonio Spurs — Tre Jones (Duke), PG

42. New Orleans Pelicans (pick traded to Charlotte) — Nick Richards (Kentucky), C

43. Sacramento Kings — Jahmi’us Ramsey (Texas Tech), PG

44. Chicago Bulls — Marko Simonovic (Montenegro), C

45. Milwaukee Bucks — Jordan Nwora (Louisville), PF

46. Portland Trail Blazers — CJ Elleby (Washington State), SG

47. Boston Celtics — Yam Madar (Israel), PG

48. Golden State Warriors — Nico Mannion (Arizona), PG

49. Philadelphia 76ers — Isaiah Joe (Arkansas), SG

50. Atlanta Hawks — Skylar Mays (LSU), SG

51. Golden State Warriors — Justinian Jessup (Boise State), SG

52. Sacramento Kings (pick traded to Houston) — Kenyon Martin Jr. (USA), SF

53. Oklahoma City Thunder — Cassius Winston (Michigan State), PG

54. Indiana Pacers — Cassius Stanley (Duke), SG

55. Brooklyn Nets (pick traded to Clippers) — Jay Scrubb (USA), SG

56. Charlotte Hornets — Grant Riller (Charleston), PG

57. Los Angeles Clippers (pick traded to Brooklyn) — Reggie Perry (Mississippi State), C

58. Philadelphia 76ers — Paul Reed (DePaul), PF

59. Toronto Raptors — Jalen Harris (Nevada), SG

60. New Orleans Pelicans (pick traded to Milwaukee) — Sam Merrill (Utah State), SG



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