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30 minutes ago, Deleterious said:

Interesting to see Avdija at #2.  O'Conner has had very different mocks than other people.

The Ringer’s 2020 NBA Mock Draft 1.0

 

i like this mock!

but why would the bulls take james wiseman?  they have daniel gafford to play that role cheaply and they have carter and markannen to play pf/c types.  plus they are going to be devoid of wings real soon (some would say they already are since otto porter never plays anymore and denzel valentine is...well....denzel valentine).

the bulls are taking an athletic wing.  wiseman makes no sense.

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I don't agree with much O'Conner has in his mock.  Not sure how accurate he has been in the past.

I could see Wiseman dropping out of the top 5.  I think he made a big mistake not staying in school.  He needed to show he can shoot and defend on the perimeter to improve his draft stock IMO.

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Nobody credible has mentioned the Pistons are interested in trading the pick.

2020 NBA Mock Draft: How Trades Could Change LaMelo Ball's Future

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Onyeka Okongwu jumps out as the best player available and a long-term cornerstone for the Detroit Pistons to build with at center. 

However, sources indicate the Pistons have also made it known they're open to trading the No. 7 pick. 

Their best shot at a deal may be with a team willing to give up an established player or a rookie or sophomore with untapped potential. But it would also be worthwhile to talk to the Warriors. It's possible they'd prefer picking a lower-paid rookie at No. 7, where they can add a piece who fits like Haliburton or Okongwu. The Pistons would likely have to part with a future first-round pick, given their lack of attractive player assets.

At No. 2, the Pistons would presumably target LaMelo Ball. At No. 7, Okongwu would give them rim protection behind Blake Griffin. It also seems like Griffin's game may continue to become more perimeter-oriented as he ages into his 30s. Meanwhile, Okongwu ranked in the 94th percentile as a post scorer and 90th percentile as a finisher. His skill and athleticism should continue to work around the key, where he has shot-creation moves, touch and overpowering athleticism. 

 

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It is rumored the Pistons have a promise with Patrick Williams...he is the youngest player in the draft:

 

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Patrick WilliamsPatrick Williams
Portland Trail Blazers LogoPortland Trail Blazers
 

PATRICK WILLIAMS

Wing, Florida State, freshman

  • HustleHustle
  • Perimeter ShootingPerimeter Shooting
  • Shot BlockingShot Blocking
  • Off-Ball DefenseOff-Ball Defense
  • PTS9.216.4 per 40
  • AST1.01.8 per 40
  • 3PT%32.050 3PA
  • FT%83.874 FTA
AGE18.8
WINGSPAN6'11''
HEIGHT6'8''
WEIGHT225

Versatile offensive threat who can serve as a shot creator or as a screener; he can fill a range of roles.

SHADES OF: Danilo Gallinari, P.J. Tucker
PLUSES
  • Efficient at-rim scorer who uses either hand on athletic extended finishes.
  • Talented scorer off the dribble who can rise—and sometimes hang —before draining tough, contested jumpers.
  • Sound decision-maker who plays within the system. He doesn’t pause possessions; he keeps the ball moving. Nor does he force bad shots; he looks for an open man.
  • Good playmaker for his size due to his solid handle and excellent passing vision. He loves to use hesitations, especially in the pick-and-roll, and he can deliver accurate passes off the dribble.
  • Does the little things like cutting, screening, and rebounding. With his size and skill, it’s projectable for a team to use him like a big as an on-ball screener who can pop for 3s or dive to the rim.
  • Smart, athletic team defender who communicates and disrupts actions with timely help defense.
  • Gritty player who hustles hard on defense. He’s had a handful of inspired chasedown blocks. As a rim protector, he’ll put in multiple efforts to get stops.
  • Flashes versatility on-ball in a switch-heavy scheme at Florida State. With improvements to his athleticism, he could shine.
MINUSES
  • Still developing as a spot-up shooter. He had to improve his form in high school to become a good free throw shooter (84 percent), but still struggles off the catch with a low, slow release.
  • He totaled nearly double the number of turnovers (50) as he did assists (29). Despite a knack for playmaking, he got called for countless travels due to raw footwork and forced drives into traffic.
  • Stiff man-to-man defender without the versatility to reliably switch onto guards and wings. He’s clunky moving laterally and changing directions, so he gets burned regularly.
 

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