2020 NBA Draft results: Timberwolves take Anthony Edwards at No. 1; LaMelo Ball goes No. 3 to Hornets


The 2020 NBA Draft is officially in the books, and it did not disappoint. The Minnesota Timberwolves kept us in suspense until the final moments before the start of Wednesday's draft, but ultimately wound up selecting Georgia guard Anthony Edwards No. 1 overall. Memphis center James Wiseman and guard LaMelo Ball soon followed to the Warriors and Hornets respectively, but after that? Chaos. 

Florida State forward Patrick Williams jumped all the way up to No. 4 after generally being viewed as a late lottery pick. The Phoenix Suns, with DeAndre Ayton in tow and the surprising decision to keep the cap holds of Dario Saric and Aron Baynes rather than opening up cap space, chose yet another big man in Maryland's Jalen Smith at No. 10. Meanwhile, some of the draft's most highly regarded overall prospects fell much further than expected. Tyrese Haliburton, mocked as high as No. 4 overall, landed with Sacramento at No. 12. Saddiq Bey tumbled to No. 19, and Desmond Bane, one of the best shooters in the class, just barely stayed in the first round at No. 30 to Memphis. 

The rookies didn't have all of the fun, though. There was plenty of veteran movement alongside the picks. The Clippers nabbed Luke Kennard in a three-way deal that sent Landry Shamet to Brooklyn. Ricky Rubio is headed back where it all began as rejoining the Timberwolves. And in the biggest deal of the night, Dallas and Philadelphia swapped starting guards: Josh Richardson to the Mavericks, Seth Curry to the 76ers. 

Free agency is on the horizon as teams will have only 36 hours to prepare for the next major offseason milestone, but for now, let's focus on the draft that was. Below you'll find our in-the-moment analysis of the 2020 NBA Draft. 

2020 NBA Draft selections

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1Minnesota Anthony Edwards, SG, Georgia 
31Dallas Tyrell Terry, PG, Stanford 
2Golden State James Wiseman C, Memphis  
32Charlotte Vernon Carey Jr., C, Duke 
3Charlotte LaMelo Ball, PG, USA
33Minnesota Daniel Oturu, C, Minnesota
4Chicago Patrick Williams SF, Florida St. 
34Philadelphia* Theo Maledon, PG, France 
5Cleveland Isaac Okoro SF, Auburn 
35Sacramento Xavier Tillman, PF, Michigan St. 
6Atlanta Onyeka Okongwu C, USC 
36Philadelphia* Tyler Bey, SG, Colorado 
7Detroit Killian Hayes, PG, France 37Washington* Vit Krejci, PG, Czech Rep. 
8New York Obi Toppin, PF, Dayton
38Utah* Saben Lee, SG, Vanderbilt 
9Washington Deni Avdija, SF, Israel
39New Orleans* Elijah Hughes, SF, Syracuse 
10Phoenix Jalen Smith, C, Maryland 
40Memphis* Robert Woodard II, SG, Miss. State 
11San Antonio Devin Vassell, SF, Florida St. 
41San Antonio Tre Jones, PG, Duke 
12Sacramento Tyrese Haliburton, PG, Iowa St.
42New Orleans*Nick Richards, C, Kentucky 
13New Orleans Kira Lewis Jr., PG, Alabama 
43Sacramento Jahmi'us Ramsey, SG, Texas Tech 
14Boston Aaron Nesmith, SF, Vanderbilt 
44Chicago Marko Simonovic, PF, Serbia 
15Orlando Cole Anthony, PG, UNC 
45Milwaukee Jordan Nwora, SF, Louisville 
16Portland* Isaiah Stewart, C, Washington 
46Portland CJ Elleby, SF, Washington St. 
17Minnesota* Aleksej Pokusevski, C, Serbia 
47Boston Yam Madar, PG, Israel 
18Dallas Josh Green, SG, Arizona 
48Golden State Nico Mannion, PG, Arizona 
19Brooklyn* Saddiq Bey, SF, Villanova 
49Philadelphia Isaiah Joe, SG, Arkansas 
20Miami Precious Achiuwa, PF, Memphis
50Atlanta Skylar Mays, SG, LSU 
21Philadelphia Tyrese Maxey, SG, Kentucky 
51Golden State Justinian Jessup, SG, Boise St. 
22Denver Zeke Nnaji, C, Arizona 
52Sacramento* Kenyon Martin Jr., SF, IMG Academy 
23New York Leandro Bolmaro, SF, Argentina 
53Oklahoma City* Cassius Winston, SG, Michigan St. 
24Milwaukee* R.J. Hampton, SG, USA 
54Indiana Cassius Stanley, SG, Duke 
25Oklahoma City* Immanuel Quickley, SG, Kentucky 
55Brooklyn* Jay Scrubb, SF, John A. Logan College 
26Boston Payton Pritchard, PG, Oregon 
56Charlotte Grant Riller, PG, Charleston 
27Utah Udoka Azubuike, C, Kansas 
57L.A. Clippers* Reggie Perry, PF, Miss. State 
28L.A. Lakers* Jaden McDaniels, PF, Washington 
58Philadelphia Paul Reed, PF, DePaul 
29Toronto Malachi Flynn, PG, San Diego St 
59Toronto Jalen Harris, SF, Nevada 
30Boston* Desmond Bane, SF, TCU 
60New Orleans Sam Merrill, SG, Utah St. 

* pick reportedly to be traded, check our trade tracker for details

2020 NBA Draft results, grades

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