1. Minnesota Timberwolves — Anthony Edwards, G, Georgia
There’s a lot of uncertainty regarding which prospect will be selected No. 1 overall in the 2020 NBA Draft. The athleticism and strength he brings to the shooting guard position are intriguing. The Timberwolves have struggled to develop shooting mechanics though.
Odds for No. 1 Pick (via DraftKings): -134
2. Golden State Warriors — James Wiseman, C, Memphis
The Warriors have players on big contracts at every position besides the center spot. They have a lack of size at that spot and will need to change that with Anthony Davis making a major impact for the Los Angeles Lakers. Wiseman stands at 7-foot-1 with impressive athleticism.
Odds for No. 1 Pick (via DraftKings): +450
3. Charlotte Hornets — LaMelo Ball, G, United States
Going with the best player available should be the approach the Hornets take since they lack an individual talent worthy of adjusting such an approach. At this point, LaMelo Ball could catch Charlotte’s attention as a 6-foot-7 guard with passing ability.
Odds for No. 1 Pick (via DraftKings): +150
4. Chicago Bulls — Deni Avdija, F, Israel
The Otto Porter Jr. experiment has ended in failure and it’s clear the Bulls should look to find a better long-term answer on the wing. An impressive passer and improving perimeter shooter in Deni Avdija would be a cohesive fit for any team.
Odds for No. 1 Pick (via DraftKings): +1300
5. Cleveland Cavaliers — Onyeka Okongwu, C, USC
Going with the best player available is the right approach for the Cavaliers in this circumstance. Onyeka Okungwu would be a great choice at this spot to fill a needed role as the centerpiece of the defense with his ability to protect the paint and switch on defense.
Odds for No. 1 Pick (via DraftKings): +5000