After perhaps the most unique season to date, the 2020 NBA Draft is set to take place virtually tomorrow at 8 p.m. from ESPN studios in Bristol, Connecticut.
According to ESPN, commissioner Adam Silver will be in studio to announce the selections for the first round, and deputy commissioner Mark Tatum will announce the selections in the second round. ESPN reports that top players will be joining the telecast virtually.
The Minnesota Timberwolves received the first pick at the 2020 NBA Draft Lottery on August 20, an event that was also held virtually. After Minnesota in the draft order comes the Golden State Warriors, the Charlotte Hornets, the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
NBA draft expert Jonathan Givony reported in his mock draft via ESPN that Georgia’s Anthony Edwards will be taken first by the Timberwolves, followed respectively by James Wiseman out of Memphis and LaMelo Ball from overseas by Golden State and Charlotte. Givony said Deni Avdija—the player the Boston Globe says could be the next Luka Doncic—will be picked forth by Chicago. The Atlantic 10’s own Obi Toppin out of Dayton is predicted to go to the Cavaliers as the fifth selection in the draft, according to Givony.
The draft will air live on ESPN, ESPN Radio and the ESPN App.