2020 NBA Mock Re-Draft

By Mike Elworth.

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May 18, 2023.

  1. Minnesota Timberwolves: Anthony Edwards, SG, Georgia
    Actual Pick: Anthony Edwards

    Edwards is a star and is very quietly becoming a superstar. I admit that I wasn’t huge on him as a prospect, but now I love his game. It’s a shame he’s on the Timberwolves, who are in mediocre purgatory, but there is zero doubt that they would pick him a second time.

  2. Golden State Warriors: LaMelo Ball, PG, USA
    Actual Pick: James Wiseman

    The Wiseman pick was rough, and the Warriors let him go for Gary Payton, ouch. A lot of people wanted to see Ball on the Warriors, as he would have given them another star talent at guard, but center was a need, and Wiseman seemed to be an obvious stud. I like Wiseman, but I would have loved Ball in Golden State.

  3. Charlotte Hornets: Tyrese Haliburton, PG, Iowa State
    Actual Pick: LaMelo Ball

    Haliburton is one of the elite true point guards and has become a star for the Pacers, but he’s not Ball. Stuck in Charlotte, many haven’t noticed that the youngest Ball is filling the stat sheet. Regardless, Haliburton is a 20-10 point guard who is a more than attractive consolation prize.

  4. Chicago Bulls: Desmond Bane, SG, TCU
    Actual Pick: Patrick Williams

    As a Bulls fan, I really like Williams, but Bane would have been a fantastic pick. He’s become the Robin to Morant’s Batman with the Grizzlies and is simply an elite scorer. He is also an elite shooter and a quietly excellent playmaker. Bane would have fit the Bulls well.

  5. Cleveland Cavaliers: Tyrese Maxey, SG, Kentucky
    Actual Pick: Isaac Okoro

    When it comes to pure scorers, there aren’t too many as pure or efficient as the 76ers’ young star. Issac Okoro was a huge miss by the Cavaliers, and they could have paired Maxey with star point guard Darius Garland. There is a solid chance that this means he would have been traded for Donovan Mitchell, but that’s basketball.

  6. Atlanta Hawks: Devin Vassell, G, Florida State
    Actual Pick: Onyeka Okongwu

    Vassell just had a big season for the Spurs as their second option. He is a big-time shooter, improved as a distributor, and he would have been a really nice fit with the Hawks.

  7. Detroit Pistons: Immanuel Quickley, PG, Kentucky
    Actual Pick: Killian Hayes

    It took awhile, but Quickley has become a key guy for the Knicks and was third in sixth-man voting. He is a plus shooter and distributor who gives you 15 points off the bench. There are few players like him.

  8. New York Knicks: Precious Achiuwa, PF, Memphis
    Actual Pick: Obi Toppin

    After Quickley, the talent lessens in a big way, and we are simply at elite to mediocre role players, starting with Achiuwa. Achiuwa is a small 6-foot-8 big man, but with starter minutes, he could average 16-11. Achiuwa and Mitchell Robinson would have made for quite the big-man combo.

  9. Washington Wizards: Onyeka Okongwu, C, USC
    Actual Pick: Deni Avidja

    Okongwu was drafted as a reserve to Clint Capela, but I would like to see what he could accomplish as a starting center. Okongwu’s numbers have been fantastic off the bench, and he could legimatelty average 18-11 with multiple blocks a game.

  10. Phoenix Suns: Patrick Williams, F, Florida State
    Actual Pick: Jalen Smith

    Patrick Williams is a two-way power forward who shoots 40 percent from three. He’s an elite role player and should become a key guy on the Bulls. The Suns would very likely prefer Williams over Jalen Smith, who is actually no longer with the team.

  11. San Antonio Spurs: Tre Jones, PG, Duke
    Actual Pick: Devin Vassell

    San Antonio’s starting point guard was a second-round pick, but it’s safe to say the team likely wouldn’t scoff at selecting Jones here. He probably should be an elite reserve like his Grizzly brother, but Tre Jones is more than solid for the Spurs in a starting role.

  12. Sacramento Kings: Saddiq Bey, SF, Villanova
    Actual Pick: Tyrese Haliburton

    Bey is a talented shooter who can be a quality third or excellent fourth option on a winning team. His numbers for Detroit in his second year were fantastic, as he averaged 16-5-3, but he averaged just 14-5-2 in his third season. He should be improving, and the fact he isn’t, is concerning for Hawks fans – he was traded to Atlanta.

  13. New Orleans Pelicans: Cole Anthony, PG, North Carolina
    Actual Pick: Kira Lewis Jr.

    A very talented point guard, Anthony has performed well for the Magic and looks like a much stronger talent than Lewis.

  14. Boston Celtics: Xavier Tillman, C, Michigan State
    Actual Pick: Aaron Nesmith

    Tillman has been an excellent big reserve for the Grizzlies and is a more than capble scorer and rebounder. The Celtics have needed a solid reserve center, and Tillman would fit that spot.

  15. Orlando Magic: Isaiah Stewart, PG, North Carolina
    Actual Pick: Cole Anthony

    Stewart is a solid scoring 6-foot-8 big man who can shoot and is a fantastic rebounder, but should be a third big. He bas been a solid starter for Detroit.

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By Mike Elworth.

Follow Mike @MikeElworth24. For site updates follow @walterfootball.

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