LaMelo Ball Has ‘Edge’ to Go First Total
LaMelo Ball and Anthony Edwards have steadily been talked about because the prospects probably to be chosen with the highest decide within the 2020 NBA Draft. Nonetheless, that race might have already been received, a latest report from Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman says that Ball has an “edge” over Edwards.
Per Wasserman, citing an govt within the Western Convention, the Timberwolves really feel confused and pressured after final yr’s draft, throughout which they traded for Jarrett Culver.
The Wolves haven’t locked in on one particular prospect to take with the highest decide in November’s draft, preferring to commerce the decide, but when they maintain the decide, Wassermna’s sources consider it could be used on Ball.
Wasserman isn’t the one one elevating Ball to a possible prime decide contender, The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie has Ball going first total in his most up-to-date mock draft as properly.
Apparently sufficient, even when the Timberwolves commerce down within the draft, a staff just like the Golden State Warriors who sit within the No. 2 spot might not essentially draft Edwards both.
Considerations over Edwards’ drive and enthusiasm have restricted his enchantment, Wasserman reviews, and whereas we’re within the thick of smokescreen season within the months main as much as the draft, that may very well be one thing that throws a further factor of uncertainty into the the early lottery come November.