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Follow along live as we track the picks in the 2020 NBA Draft.

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Draft day is here, the most chaotic day on the NBA calendar has finally arrived. Originally scheduled to be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, the 2020 Draft will now take place virtually in Bristol Connecticut at ESPN’s studios due to COVID-19 restrictions. The 2020 NBA Draft marks the first time in 45 years that it hasn’t taken place in the month of June. NBA commissioner Adam Silver and deputy commissioner Mark Tatum will present the picks with around 60 prospects video linked into the coverage.

The Mock’s are all done and dusted, now comes the real stuff. Tonight’s NBA draft is primed to be intertwined with league shaking trades as teams front run a condensed offseason of roster construction. Danny has been zigging and zagging all over the place ahead of the pre-draft rumblings that Boston will be active in many possible trade scenarios.

CelticsBlog’s own Adam Spinella has done an outstanding job breaking down the prospects and players through a series of wonderful articles here, here, here, here, here and here.

Join us and comment below and follow the draft live as it unfolds.

Draft Picks

Pick Team Player Notes/Trades CelticsBlog Analysis by Adam Spinella & SBNation SBNation Mock Draft - SB Nation NBA community sites
Pick Team Player Notes/Trades CelticsBlog Analysis by Adam Spinella & SBNation SBNation Mock Draft - SB Nation NBA community sites
1 Minnesota Timberwolves Anthony Edwards, G, Georgia Edwards has absolutely elite athletic tools and some truly remarkable shot-making flashes when he’s locked in. - Ricky O'Donell SBNation Anthony Edwards, G, Georgia - Canis Hoops
2 Golden State Warriors James Wiseman, C, Memphis a young 7-footer who projects as a lob threat on offense and rim protector on defense around the team’s veteran stars. - Ricky O'Donell SBNation James Wiseman, C, Memphis - Golden State of Mind
3 Charlotte Hornets LaMelo Ball, PG, Illawara Hawks As a 6’7 lead guard, Ball blends tight ball handling ability with tremendous vision and creative passing skills. - Ricky O'Donell SBNation LaMelo Ball, PG, Illawara Hawks - At the Hive
4 Chicago Bulls Patrick Williams, F, Florida State As an offensive piece, Williams would be a jack of all trades, master of none as he reaches his potential. There’s some upside as a pull-up scorer, flashes of creation off the bounce as a passer and an ability to move without the ball. Killian Hayes, G, Ulm - Blog-a-Bull
5 Cleveland Cavaliers Isaac Okoro, F, Auburn He’s a monster at getting to the foul line and can make easy passing reads in the halfcourt. - Ricky O'Donell SBNation Onyeka Okongwu, C, USC - Fear the Sword
6 Atlanta Hawks Onyeka Okongwu, C, USC At 6’9, 245 pounds, Okongwu has the strength to battle bigger centers on the ground, and the quickness to defend ball handlers out on the perimeter. - Ricky O'Donell SBNation Isaac Okoro, F, Auburn - Peachtree Hoops
7 Detroit Pistons Killian Hayes, G, Ulm He has nice developing pull-up shooting ability and also a reliable floater he can go to when the defense is overplaying potential passing lanes. He’s also arguably the most advanced defensive guard in the class. - Ricky O'Donell SBNation R.J. Hampton, G, New Zealand Breakers - Detroit Bad Boys
8 New York Knicks Obi Toppin, F, Dayton The stat line and numbers from Toppin were ridiculous: 20.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.0 steals per game on 63.3 percent shooting and 39.0 percent from deep. As eye-popping as those numbers are, the highlights were equally so. His high-flying dunks and multiple fast-break windmills have made him an internet sensation. Devin Vassell, G, Florida State - Posting and Toasting
9 Washington Wizards Deni Avdija, F, Maccabi Tel Aviv The 6’9 Israeli forward doesn’t have a signature skill, but he’s solid across the board and plays an aggressive but high-IQ game. - Ricky O'Donell SBNation Tyrese Haliburton, G, Iowa State - Bullets Forever
10 Pheonix Suns Jalen Smith, F, Maryland Beyond his shooting, Smith fits the mold of a modern NBA big with his defensive versatility. Smith can switch screens and use his fantastic athleticism to contest shots or keep guards in front. Kira Lewis Jr., G, Alabama - Bright Side of the Sun
11 San Antonio Spurs Devin Vassell, G, Florida State a well-rounded yet pedestrian stat line: 12.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game. However, there’s nothing pedestrian about his game. In my years of watching basketball, I’ve never seen a more impactful, smarter or more unbelievably polished team defender at the college level. Deni Avdija, F, Maccabi Tel Aviv - Pounding the Rock
12 Sacramento Kings Tyrese Haliburton, G, Iowa State Haliburton is one of the most cerebral and high-IQ players on lottery boards. He plays the game with such command and feel that his imprint is felt on nearly every possession. Patrick Williams, F, Florida State - Sactown Royalty
13 New Orleans Pelicans Kira Lewis Jr., G, Alabama A true speedster in every sense, Kira Lewis thrived in an up-tempo system where he was the lead creator. Aaron Nesmith, SG, Vanderbilt - The Bird Writes
14 Boston Celtics Aaron Nesmith, SG, Vanderbilt via Memphis Grizzlies Simply put, Nesmith is in there to hit triples. He’s good on the move, he’s good spotting up, and he’s got a long enough frame to drill shots over late-arriving defenders. Obi Toppin, F, Dayton - CelticsBlog
15 Orlando Magic Cole Anthony, G, North Carolina What I love most about Anthony’s offensive game is that he shot over 40 percent on catch-and-shoot jumpers. Cole Anthony, G, North Carolina - Orlando Pinstripe Post
16 Detroit Pistons Isaiah Stewart, F, Washington via Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers He’s a bully on the glass and interior, constantly seeking contact and fighting for second-chance points. Saddiq Bey, F, Villanova - Blazer's Edge
17 Minnesota Timberwolves Aleksej Pokuševski, F, Serbia via Brooklyn Nets Pokuševski is the year’s biggest boom-or-bust lottery ticket. Despite a rail-thin frame and limited film, Poku offers the promise of a 7-foot four man who can dribble, pass, and shoot. - Ricky O'Donell SBNation Tyrese Maxey, G, Kentucky - Canis Hoopus
18 Dallas Mavericks Josh Green, G, Arizona Green is a far superior athlete (one of the draft’s best) and projects as a more impactful defender. - Ricky O'Donell SBNation Aleksej Pokuševski, F, Serbia - Mavs Moneyball
19 Brooklyn Nets Saddiq Bey, F, Villanova via Philadelphia 76ers What I love most about Bey’s profile is the pedigree coming from Villanova. Not only do they consistently create great role players Precious Achiuwa, F/C, Memphis - Nets Daily
20 Miami Heat Precious Achiuwa, F/C, Memphis Achiuwa, a 6’9” frontcourt piece with a 7’2” wingspan and gifted athleticism, has the potential to be a dominant defender, a true switchable big and the linchpin to constructing a modern defense. Jalen Smith, F, Maryland - Hot Hot Hoops
21 Philadelphia 76ers Tyrese Maxey, G, Kentucky Acquired via OKC Thunder He combines sharp lateral quickness with great burst, allowing him to hit holes as they open and attack the rim. Desmond Bane, G, TCU - Liberty Ballers
22 Denver Nuggets Zeke Nnaji, F, Arizona Acquired via Houston Rockets The 6’11 big man is a bouncy athlete and strong finisher who also has some spot-up shooting potential. - Ricky O'Donell SBNation Tyler Bey, F, Colorado - Denver Stiffs
23 New York Knicks Leandro Bolmaro, G, Barcelona Acquired via Utah Jazz The 6’7 guard from Argentina flashed his playmaking potential and defensive instincts in a limited role with Barcelona this year. - Ricky O'Donell SBNation Josh Green, G, Arizona - SLC Dunk
24 Milwaukee Bucks RJ Hampton, F, NZ Breakers Acquired via Indiana Pacers While he’s not yet a natural floor general, the 6’5 Dallas native can aggressively attack the rim and run offense as a secondary creator. - Ricky O'Donell SBNation Theo Maledon, G, AVSEL - Brew Hoop
25 Oklahoma City Thunder Immanuel Quickly, G, Kentucky Acquired via Denver Nuggets Quickley is a very good shooter who can drill shots on the move or stationary. He can get hot quickly, but most importantly he is comfortable in an off-ball role. Leandro Bolmaro, G, Barcelona - Welcome to Loud City
26 Boston Celtics Peyton Pritchard, G, Oregon Pritchard is a competitive shot-maker and deep range shooter. He was very good on catch-and-shoot attempts and good in limited usage off screens, so his ability to play with Boston’s core is ideal. Tyrell Terry, G, Stanford - CelticsBlog
27 New York Knicks Udoka Azubuike, C, Kansas Acquired via LA Clippers Malachi Flynn, G, San Diego State - Posting and Toasting
28 Oklahoma City Thunder Jaden McDaniels, F, Washington Acquired via LA Lakers Grant Riller, G, Charleston - Silver Screen and Roll
29 Toronto Raptors Malachi Flynn, G, San Diego State He’s a strong on-ball defender and doesn’t make mistakes as a helper too often. Jaden McDaniels, F, Washington - Raptors HQ
30 Boston Celtics Desmond Bane, G, TCU Acquired via Milwaukee Bucks Isaiah Joe, G, Arkansas - CelticsBlog
2nd Round
31 Dallas Mavericks Tyrell Terry, G, Stanford
32 Charlotte Hornets Vernon Carey Jr., C, Duke
33 Minnesota Timberwolves Daniel Oturu, F, Minnesota
34 Philadelphia 76ers Theo Maledon, G, ASVEL
35 Sacramento Kings Xavier Tillman Sr., F, Michigan State
36 Philadelphia 76ers Tyler Bey, F, Colorado
37 Washington Wizards Vit Krejci, G, Casademont Zaragoza
38 Utah Jazz Saben Lee, G, Vanderbilt
39 New Orleans Pelicans Elijah Hughes, G, Syracuse
40 Memphis Grizzlies Robert Woodard II, F, Mississippi State
41 San Antonio Spurs Tre Jones, G, Duke
42 New Orleans Pelicans Nick Richards, C, Kentucky
43 Sacramento Kings Jahmi'us Ramsey, G, Texas Tech
44 Chicago Bulls Marko Simonovic, C, Mega Soccerbet
45 Milwaukee Bucks Jordan Nwora, F, Louisville
46 Portland Trail Blazers CJ Elleby, G, Washington State
47 Boston Celtics Yam Madar, G, Hapoel Tel Aviv B.C. Madar has proven to be a solid defender and a pass-first floor-leader on offense. He’s is a developing shooter, as he has only taken 130 three-pointers in his two-plus years as a professional. - Keith P. Smith, CelticsBlog
48 Golden State Warriors Nico Mannion, G, Arizona
49 Philadelphia 76ers Isaiah Joe, G, Arkansas
50 Atlanta Hawks Skylar Mays, G, LSU
51 Golden State Warriors Justinian Jessup, G, Boise St.
52 Sacramento Kings Kenyon Martin Jr., SF, IMG Academy
53 Oklahoma City Thunder Cassius Winston, G, Michigan State
54 Indiana Pacers Cassius Stanley, G, Duke
55 Brooklyn Nets Jay Scrubb, G, John A. Logan College
56 Charlotte Hornets Grant Riller, G, College of Charleston
57 LA Clippers Reggie Perry, F, Mississippi State
58 Philadelphia 76ers Paul Reed, F, DePaul
59 Toronto Raptors Jalen Harris, G, Nevada
60 New Orleans Pelicans Sam Merrill, G, Utah State