Described as “so all over the place” by SportsCastr News NBA’s Matt Brooks, the 2020 NBA Draft did not disappoint. While there may not have been as many trades as expected, there were plenty of decisions made that allow for hours of breakdown and analysis. From ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Connecticut, Adam Silver, and Mark Tatum changed the lives of 60 young men on Wednesday night.
The SportsCastr News NBA team of Adam Armbrecht and Matt Brooks analyzed some of the top stories from last night. They began by discussing Lamelo Ball and the Charlotte Hornets. After Anthony Edwards and James Wiseman were taken, Ball was the clear pick for Michael Jordan and the Hornets.
It didn’t take very long for more drama to unfold. With the 4th pick, the Chicago Bulls selected forward Patrick Williams from Florida State. In their pre-Draft SportsCastr streams, Adam and Matt had brought up the chance that the defensive standout could jump this high, but it was still somewhat of a surprise to see on draft night.
Four picks later, the New York Knicks selected native New Yorker Obi Toppin. The National College Player of the Year, Toppin starred at the University of Dayton last year. It is possible that had the NCAA Tournament gone as scheduled in March, Toppin may have continued to climb draft boards and moved out of New York’s grasp.
What shocked the SportsCastr team the most was not any dumb draft decisions or hasty trades, but that most of the draft played out in a way that was expected. Perhaps the downtime since March allowed teams to conduct more research than usual, as many across the NBA felt most teams properly addressed their needs. The SportsCastr News NBA team is excited to see how these young men fit in with their new teams.Tags: Adam Silver, Anthony Edwards, Bulls, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Dayton, ESPN, Florida State, Hornets, James Wiseman, Knicks, Lamelo, Lamelo Ball, Mark Tatum, Michael Jordan, MJ, NBA, NBA Draft, New York Knicks, Patrick Williams, SCN, SCN NBA, SportsCastr, SportsCastr News, University of Dayton Last modified: November 19, 2020