NBA draft guide: What you need to know for tonight’s actionon November 19, 2020 at 12:33 am

The 2020 NBA draft is going down on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. Here is everything you need to know heading into the action, including how to watch the draft, the full draft order, a breakdown of the top prospects, their likely landing spots and the latest intel from ESPN’s NBA experts.

This is one of the strangest drafts in a long time, featuring uncertainty throughout the lottery, plenty of trade talks ready to shake up the evening and free agency beginning just two days after the draft concludes. Catch up on everything here.

How to watch the 2020 NBA draft

Who are the top NBA draft prospects?

This class features a top tier of Illawarra guard LaMelo Ball, Georgia guard Anthony Edwards and Memphis center James Wiseman, though there’s little consensus among NBA teams or draft experts on how to rank those three prospects.

A second tier likely making up the rest of the top nine picks includes:

  • Deni Avdija | G/F | Maccabi

  • Onyeka Okongwu | F/C | USC

  • Obi Toppin | F | Dayton

  • Isaac Okoro | G/F | Auburn

  • Tyrese Haliburton | G | Iowa State

  • Patrick Williams | F | Florida State

Get full draft rankings from ESPN experts Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz here, as well as their scouting reports on the top prospects.


Where are the top NBA draft prospects expected to land?

Unlike in most years, this No. 1 pick remains up for grabs. The Minnesota Timberwolves currently hold the top selection and trade talks are heavily in play.

Get the latest intel in Givony’s mock draft here, which will keep updating until the draft begins.


What are the big NBA trade pieces to watch?

The NBA’s trade moratorium was lifted Monday, and there already has been a flurry of activity. Expect more action Wednesday.

The Wolves’ pick at No. 1 and the Golden State Warriors‘ pick at No. 2 are actively in play in trade discussions. Our experts highlight the most likely teams to trade up, down or out of the draft here.


What about some NBA draft sleepers?

While front offices are split on the top of this draft, many scouts are high on the depth of this class. There are potential steals and key contributors available throughout both rounds. Our draft experts pick their top nine candidates here.


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