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2020 NBA Draft Open Thread

Your chance to talk draft with fellow Blazer’s Edge Readers

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Welcome to the 2020 NBA Draft open thread, where you can discuss all the picks, possibilities, and trades with fellow Blazer’s Edge Readers.

This year we have a special opportunity for you all. If you’d like to watch and discuss the draft LIVE with streaming video commentary, you can find our live Blazer’s Edge Draft Show hosted by Dan Marang right through this link. Dan and other Blazer’s Edge staffers will discuss the Robert Covington trade, draft picks, and more. Choose that thread, this one, or keep them both open for maximum fun!

We’ll update picks and trades as they happen, heading all the way to Portland picking 46th, where they will no doubt select the next Jerome Kersey or Cliff Robinson!

Welcome to the show!

Highlight Trade of the Night: Houston sends Trevor Ariza, Portland’s 2020 pick to Detroit for a future first-round pick.

See other trades below the draft order.

2020 NBA Draft Order

  1. Minnesota Timberwolves —Anthony Edwards, SG, Georgia
  2. Golden State Warriors —James Wiseman, C, Memphis
  3. Charlotte Hornets —Lamelo Ball, PG
  4. Chicago Bulls —Patrick Williams, F, Florida State
  5. Cleveland Cavaliers —Isaac Okoro, SF, Auburn
  6. Atlanta Hawks—Oneyka Okongwu, PF, USC
  7. Detroit Pistons—Killian Hayes, PG, France
  8. New York Knicks—Obi Toppin, PF, Dayton
  9. Washington Wizards—Deni Avdija, SF
  10. Phoenix Suns—Jalen Smith, PF, Maryland
  11. San Antonio Spurs—Devin Vassal, SF, Florida St
  12. Sacramento Kings—Tyrese Haliburton, PG, Iowa St
  13. New Orleans Pelicans—Kira Lewis Jr., PG, Alabama
  14. Boston Celtics (via MEM)—Aaron Nesmith, SF, Vanderbilt
  15. Orlando Magic—Cole Anthony, PG, North Carolina
  16. Houston Rockets (via POR)—Isaiah Stewart, C, Washington
  17. Minnesota Timberwolves (via BKN)— Aleksej Pokusevski, PF
  18. Dallas Mavericks—Josh Green, SG, Arizona
  19. Brooklyn Nets (via PHI)—Saddiq Bey, SF, Villanova
  20. Miami Heat—Precious Achiuwa, PF, Memphis
  21. Philadelphia 76ers (via OKC)—Tyrese Maxey, SG, Kentucky
  22. Denver Nuggets (via HOU)—Zeke Nnaji, C, Arizona
  23. New York Knicks (via UTAH)—Leandro Bolmaro, SG
  24. New Orleans Pelicans (via IND)—RJ Hampton, SG
  25. Oklahoma City Thunder (via DEN)—Immanuel Quickley, PG, Kentucky
  26. Boston Celtics—Payton Pritchard, PG, Oregon
  27. Utah Jazz (via LAC)—Udoka Azubuike, C, Kansas
  28. Oklahoma City Thunder (via LAL)—Jaden McDaniels, SF Washington
  29. Toronto Raptors—Malachi Flynn, PG, San Diego St
  30. Boston Celtics (via MIL)—Desmond Bane, SG, TCU
  31. Dallas Mavericks (via GSW)—Tyrell Terry, PG, Stanford
  32. Charlotte Hornets (via CLE)—Vernon Carey Jr., C, Duke
  33. Minnesota Timberwolves—Daniel Oturu, C, Minnesota
  34. Oklahoma City Thunder (via ATL)—Theo Maledon, PG
  35. Sacramento Kings (via DET)—Xavier Tillman Sr., C, Michigan St
  36. Philadelphia 76ers (via NYK)—Tyler Bey, PF, Colorado
  37. Washington Wizards (via CHI)—Vit Krejci, PG
  38. Utah Jazz (via CHA)—Saben Lee, PG, Vanderbilt
  39. New Orleans Pelicans (via WAS)—Elijah Hughes, SG, Syracuse
  40. Memphis Grizzlies (via PHX)—Robert Woodard II, SG, Mississippi St
  41. San Antonio Spurs—Tre Jones, PG, Duke
  42. New Orleans Pelicans—Nick Richards, C, Kentucky
  43. Sacramento Kings—Jahmi’us Ramsey, PG, Texas Tech
  44. Chicago Bulls (via MEM)—Marko Simonovic, F, Serbia
  45. Milwaukee Bucks (via ORL)—Jordan Nwora, F, Lousiville
  46. Portland Trail Blazers—CJ Elleby, SG, Washington St
  47. Boston Celtics (via BKN)—Yam Madar, PG, Israel
  48. Golden State Warriors (via DAL)—Nico Mannion, PG, Arizona
  49. Philadelphia 76ers—Isaiah Joe, SG, Arkansas
  50. Atlanta Hawks (via MIA)—Skylar Mays, SG, LSU
  51. Golden State Warriors (via UTA)—Justinian Jessup, SG, Boise St
  52. Sacramento Kings (via HOU)—KJ Martin, SF
  53. Oklahoma City Thunder—Cassius Winston, PG, Michigan St
  54. Indiana Pacers—Cassius Stanley, SG, Duke
  55. Brooklyn Nets (via Denver Nuggets)—Jay Scrubb, SG
  56. Charlotte Hornets (via BOS)—Grant Riller, PG, Charleston
  57. LA Clippers—Reggie Perry, C, Mississippi St
  58. Philadelphia 76ers (via LAL)—Paul Reed, PF, DePaul
  59. Toronto Raptors—Jalen Harris, SG, Nevada
  60. Milwaukee Bucks—Sam Merrill, SG, Utah St

Draft Trades

You can find trades prior to the draft in this post. We’ll update trades announced during the draft here.

The Magic and Bucks swap second-rounders

Houston buys a pick for later.

Bogdan Bogdanovic is NOT going to Milwaukee and will instead enter free agency.

There’s no place like home, apparently. The Minnesota Timberwolves are trading for Ricky Rubio, along with a couple picks.

Landry Shamet is part of a mid-round grab.

The Knicks and Timberwolves do a little pick-swapping at the end of the first round.

The Nuggets are picking up a late-round prospect.

The Knicks get Quicklier.

In a draft of a thousand paper cuts instead of a big sledgehammer deal, the Jazz move a low pick.

The Grizzlies pick up a Batman villain.

The Mavericks pick up a swingman for a former Blazers guard.

And the Clippers pick up a second-rounder.

The Thunder work some magic with the Wizards.

The Pelicans play some Jazz.

We don’t even know anymore.

The Clippers get Scrubb.