Wiseman goes No. 1, LaMelo falls to Detroit and the Knicks get their point guard at No. 6
The 2020 NBA Draft cannot take place until the lottery order is officially sorted out. And the lottery order cannot officially be sorted out until the NBA season officially comes to a conclusion. And as we sit here, at the end of May, there’s no concrete answer on when (or if) the NBA season will resume — much less when it will conclude.
So consider the entirety of the NBA Draft process right now to be one giant shrug emoji.
But technically (technically!) the draft process is still ongoing. Though players have not been able to work out for teams in person or interview face-to-face since the season ended, Zoom calls are being conducted between players and teams, front offices are doing homework through film study, and opinions are continuing to take shape about this year’s class as preparation for the draft remains ongoing.
With all that uncertainty in mind as the backdrop, I’m releasing today the seventh iteration of my mock draft to reflect how I anticipate the draft to unfold this year. Despite the lottery order still not set, team need and fit is weighed heavily as opposed to my own personal view on prospects. For my prospect rankings, you can toggle to the CBS Sports Top 100 Big Board.
The draft order has been determined by SportsLine projected records.
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