Most draft boards would consider Maker to be a reach as a lottery pick. However, Makur possesses the same fascinating combination of size (7-foot tall) and guard skills that cause his cousin Thon Maker to be drafted in the top ten in 2016.
Note: He is currently petitioning for eligibility in the draft.
Onyeka Okongwu is an absolute load in the paint. While his 6-foot-9 frame may cause concern to many who project him as an NBA center, Okongwu has proven he is capable of being a difference-maker as a rebounder and shot-blocker.
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The young Boston Celtics roster is full of young scorers. However, they lack the presence of a legitimate NBA center. Carey is listed as a legitimate 7-foot and has a 260-pound frame.
While he lacks to athleticism to be a top prospect, his strength and quick feet make him worthy of consideration as a lottery pick.
It will be fascinating to see how the Warriors utilize their top selection. While an All-Star veteran would help the team capitalize on their title window with a healthy Curry and Thompson, it would be foolish to ignore the possibility of adding a player like Wiseman, Edwards, or Ball.
The Kings, on the other hand, will look to add to their existing talent with the right complementary piece. If they choose wisely, the league’s best core of young stars may very well reside in Sacramento.
One thing is certain, the 2020 NBA Draft will shake up basketball in the Bay Area for many years to come.