NBA free agency 2019 is about to be over and the teams have to wait for the next year’s draft lottery to get new players. At the same time, the prospects for the year 2020 looks promising and talented. There are a few young players who are already considered to be a part of the NBA 2020 draft lottery. LaMelo Ball is one such name who can be a part of next year’s trade deals.
For the given year, LaMelo Ball is playing in the Australian version of NBA called NBL. Melo has got amazing deals there and based on his performance, he is expected to move to NBA next year. Here are the predictions for LaMelo Ball draft pickup and top teams lottery choices for NBA 2020 Draft.
LaMelo Ball NBA 2020 Predictions
LaMelo Ball comes from a talented family where his brothers Lonzo and LiAngelo has already made their names in the NBA. The Lakers traded Lonzo Ball to the Pelicans in the Anthony Davis trade deal. Lavar Ball, the father of the young stars is currently managing LaMelo’s sports career. Melo could have been a prospect while playing for the Chino Hills in 2017, but his father removed him from the college so that he can play outside the US cities.
Ball and his family are confident that he would become the No. 1 prospect for the NBA 2020 draft lottery. But it is quite early to predict anything, Melo might make it to the top 10 or even move down to second round depending on his NBL performance in 2019-20 season.
NBA 2020 Draft Picks
On the other hand, the experts have already prepared a list for the NBA draft lottery happening next year. Here are the 2020 NBA mock draft list and the teams which would acquire the young players.
- New York Knicks – Cole Anthony
- Chicago Bulls – Anthony Edwards
- Phoenix Suns – RJ Hampton
- Cleveland Cavaliers – James Wiseman
- Minnesota Timberwolves – Nico Mannion
- New Orleans Pelicans – Tyrese Maxey
- Boston Celtics – Scottie Lewis
- Washington Wizards – Theo Maledon
- Atlanta Hawks – LaMelo Ball
- Charlotte Hornets – Ayo Dosunmu