2020 NBA Mock Re-Draft: Round One – Picks 16-30

By Mike Elworth.

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May 18, 2023.

  1. Portland Trail Blazers: James Wiseman, C, Memphis
    Actual Pick: Isaiah Stewart

    Wiseman has disappointed, but his talent is still huge. Given starter minutes with Detroit after the trade, he would have been averaging almost 19-10. The talent is there, and he should be a big part of the Pistons.

  2. Minnesota Timberwolves: Kenyon Martin, F, USA
    Actual Pick: Aleksej Pokusevski

    The son of the former star with a similar name, Martin has been a ridiculous value pick as a late second-rounder. He is a huge piece and starter for his team. Martin is also a talented scorer who is a consistent jump shot from being a potential long-term starter.

  3. Dallas Mavericks: Josh Green, SG, Arizona
    Actual Pick: Josh Green

    Green has become a strong bench shooter for the team that drafted him, so I can’t see why they wouldn’t draft him again, as he is a big piece in their rotation.

  4. Brooklyn Nets: Jaden McDaniels, PF, Washington
    Actual Pick: Saddiq Bey

    McDaniels is a strong shooter and scorer who is a fantastic role player. He also provides defense and plays a huge role for the Timberwolves. He could become a solid starter.

  5. Miami Heat: Obi Toppin, F, Dayton
    Actual Pick: Precious Achuiwa

    The mega athlete from Dayton has been in trade talks for a long time, and people want to see him in a bigger role. He is a an improved shooter and scorer who hasn’t been given close to the minutes he should, but he could start for a lot of franchises.

  6. Philadelphia 76ers: Isaac Okoro, SF, Auburn
    Actual Pick: Tyrese Maxey

    Okoro looks to be a bit of a draft bust at this point. The Cavaliers obviously wanted a two-way small forward who can shoot the ball. He can shoot the ball relatively well, but he’s been a huge bust for the Cavaliers, who have reduced his minutes season by season. At this point though, trying for potential would be a solid idea.

  7. Denver Nuggets: Jalen Smith, PF, Arizona
    Actual Pick: Zeke Nnjani

    Yet another solid big, Smith isn’t much of a shooter, but he is a talented scorer and rebounder. He’s a solid role-player big man who could help a number of teams, but hasn’t produced like the ninth pick of a draft needs to.

  8. New York Knicks: Aleksej Pokusevski, PF, Serbia
    Actual Pick: Leandro Balmaro

    That was a hard spell and it’s harder to say, but that is quite a name. The current Thunder big has carved a nice role with them as he is a 7-foot big who can shoot well and block shots, but has trouble staying healthy. Regardless, he is solid value.

  9. Milwaukee Bucks: Paul Reed, C, DePaul
    Actual Pick: R.J. Hampton

    Reed was the 57th pick, but has carved a role with the 76ers that keeps getting bigger and bigger. He is productive when he gets minutes and should continue getting more time.

  10. Oklahoma City Thunder: Nick Richards, C, Kentucky
    Actual Pick: Immanuel Quickley

    Richards is a really talented second center who is a solid rebounder and shot-blocker and gets you points, which is what you want from a second center.

  11. Boston Celtics: Aaron Nesmith, SF, Vanderbilt
    Actual Pick: Payton Pritchard

    Nesmith went from Boston to Indiana and became a starter, although he should be a reserve. Nesmith is a strong shooter and has only one season with real minutes, but he could have a big fourth season.

  12. Utah Jazz: Deni Avidja, SF, Israel
    Actual Pick: Udoka Azubuike

    Avidja is a semi-competent role player who has been a bit of a bust. He cannot shoot and his efficiency is poor, but he’s a talented rebounder for his position. If he given a specific role, he could thrive for his team.

  13. Los Angeles Lakers: Payton Pritchard, PG, Oregon
    Actual Pick: Jaden McDaniels

    Pritchard had a really nice first two seasons in the NBA, but he just had a rough season. Pritchard is just a 6-foot-1 guard who isn’t a playmaker, which limits his potential.

  14. Toronto Raptors: Jordan Nwora, F, Louisville
    Actual Pick: Malachi Flynn

    Nwora is a fantastic shooter who is a solid scorer, and he played a big role for the Pacers. He likely would have been a first-round pick and jumps about 25 spots.

  15. Boston Celtics: Theo Maledon, G, France
    Actual Pick: Desmond Bane

    The French point guard has proven to be a decent reserve. His scoring efficiency is an issue, but he’s a strong reserve point guard.

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By Mike Elworth.

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

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