The 2019-20 NBA season is on hiatus for the time being. When or if the league resumes, it is safe to assume to the NBA Draft will be delayed from its usual late June date.
That doesn’t mean we won’t see plenty of mock drafts over the coming months. In his most recent mock, Jake Rill of Bleacher Report has the Warriors selecting Georgia guard Anthony Edwards at No. 1
Here is what Rill has to say about Edwards:
“It’s official: Anthony Edwards will not return to Georgia and is declaring for the NBA draft after one college season. It will likely be a wise move, as the 6’5” shooting guard could be the No. 1 pick in the draft.
Although the Bulldogs struggled this season, the 18-year-old had an impressive showing. He started all 32 of their games, averaging 19.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per contest. He shot 40.2 percent from the field and was strong from the free-throw line, where he shot 77.2 percent.
Last year, it was clear that Duke forward Zion Williamson was the consensus top player in the draft class. Edwards’ case isn’t quite as strong, but he’s an exciting prospect who could continue to get better with time and likely has a high ceiling.
And if it’s Golden State that selects Edwards, he will be learning from veteran guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, two of the best in the game.”
Edwards is viewed as the top prospect available in the draft, but whether the Warriors can nab him or not depends on the lottery.
With 17 games left on the schedule, the Dubs are tied with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers for the best odds to get the top pick at 14%.
It remains to be seen how this will all shake out, but it will make for an intriguing lead up to the draft.
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