NBA 2020 Lottery Mock Draft: Who will fall to the Warriors and Sacramento Kings?

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R.J. Hampton. 7. player. 69. . Point Guard/Shooting Guard. New Orleans Pelicans

Most mock drafts have R.J. Hampton going later in the draft. However, I believe the guard’s raw upside will entice a team like New Orleans to pull the trigger early. Hampton projects as a guard at the NBA level and has excellent length.

He also has experience playing against professional athletes with the New Zealand Breakers. Think Dante Exum with major upside.

64. . Point Guard. Detroit Pistons. Nico Mannion. 8. player

The Arizona point guard’s passing skills as on par with LaMelo Ball’s. Nico Mannion also has a dangerous three-point shot and a well-developed floater in the paint. His game has been compared to Spurs backup Derrick White.

Charlotte Hornets. Tyrese Haliburton. 9. player. 170. . Point Guard

Tyrese Haliburton’s biggest skill set is his potential as a defender. The 6-foot-5 point guard also boasts a 7-foot wingspan.

His solid ability as a passer and shooter should easily make him a top ten pick. His ceiling as a player is likely similar to Dejounte Murray.

66. . Power Forward/Small Forward. Phoenix Suns. Obi Toppin. 10. player

Obi Toppin is a phenomenal athlete with the ability to finish above the rim. His age (he is already 22-years-old) may make cause some teams to hesitate, but he clearly has NBA talent.

Think of him as a Taj Gibson level athlete and finisher, with some ability to stretch the floor.

Theo Maledon. 11. player. 86. . Point Guard. Minnesota Timberwolves

11.   Minnesota Timberwolves: Theo Maledon (6’5″ Point Guard)

Theo Maledon is another 2020 prospect from the Euroleague. His experience at the professional level has given him a high IQ and a great feel for the game.

Think of him as a slightly lesser version of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.