Minnesota Timberwolves takes Georgian Anthony Edwards with first pick in NBA draft

Five months later than originally planned, Minnesota Timberwolves chose Anthony Edwards with the first pick for the 2020 NBA Draft Wednesday night.

The Golden State Warriors took first place for James Wiseman in second, followed by LaMelo Ball as the third choice for Team Charlotte Hornets.

Edwards, a 6-foot, 5-foot, 220-pound goalkeeper from Atlanta who spent his only group season in Georgia, joins the Timber Wolves junior team led by the All-Star Center Cities of Carl Anthony And point guard Dangelo Russell. Edwards averaged 19.1 points a game and was the best freshman at this year’s Southeastern Conference.

“I’m very fortunate to be in this position,” said Edwards on ESPN shortly after my selection.

Edwards, Wiseman, and Ball were, at various times, expected to be the best of the draft. Nonetheless, Edwards was a Minnesota best-suited best – Weizmann shares the same position with Towns and Ball of the same Russell Center – and it emerged as the best possible pick in the days leading up to Wednesday’s draft.

Weisman, who is a 7-foot-high position and has only played three games this season, gives the University of Memphis a dose of sport to the Golden State. Diamond Green In the front zone for the Warriors, and can help bolster the team’s defense after the Warriors fell, after five successive trips to the NBA Finals, to the bottom of the standings due to injuries sustained Stephen Curry And the Clay Thompson.

When asked about what he brings to the Golden State, Weizmann said, “ingenuity.”

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“I am able to recoil, run on the ground, and repel shots,” he said. “I can customize the space according to my size. I’ve played a lot of little games this summer. I’m really improving my game every day. I’m ready. I’m ready.”

Paul, younger brother of the New Orleans Pelicans Ranger Lonzo Paul, Is a talented bystander who will give the Hornets some much-needed star power. He had a winding road to get to this point, playing in Lithuania and then Australia before moving to Charlotte on Wednesday evening.

The ball averaged 17.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists in 12 Australian National Basketball League matches for the Illawara Hawks.

The plot began in draft with Pick # 4, as Florida State Patrick Williams was acquired by Chicago Bulls. In the days leading up to the draft, rival teams were unsure what Arturas Karnesofas, executive vice president of basketball operations in Chicago in the first year, would do to oversee his first draft. Ultimately, the Bowles picked the fastest player to climb the draft boards before Draft Night.

Williams climbed from the late lottery to the top five in the weeks leading up to the draft. ACC was named sixth man of the year last year, and has become the highest-ranked Seminole ever since Dave Queens was ranked fourth by the Boston Celtics 50 years ago.

After the Bulls took over the Williams, the Cleveland Cavaliers – picking fifth for a second straight season – picked Auburn winger Isaac Okoro, who averaged 12.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists last season, his only year in Auburn.

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Okoro was All-SEC’s second team pick, as well as All-Freshman and All-Defensive teams. After crafting guards Colin Sexton And the Darius Garland In the past two seasons, Cleveland has added a winger to accompany them.

A draft was originally scheduled for Wednesday night in June, as is usually the case, but has been postponed until after the NBA ends its season in a bubble at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The pandemic also changed the location of the draft. Instead of being held in New York, as it usually happens in June each year, it was actually held at the ESPN campus in Bristol, Connecticut, where NBA Commissioner Adam Silver conducted the first round and Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum II as usual.

The delay in contracting the draft due to the pandemic has allowed NBA teams more time than ever to prepare for the project, and it also means that potential clients have spent more time out of court upon entering the NBA than ever before.

As a result, instead of moving from draft to the annual NBA summer league in Las Vegas, the juniors will be heading to roughly the NBA’s initial seasons, where training camps around the league are set to begin on November 1.

Other lottery picks:

6. Atlanta Hawks: Onyeka Okwongwu, C, USC

7. Detroit Pistons: Killian Hayes, PG, France

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