Minnesota Timberwolves used the number one overall pick to recruit 19-year-old Anthony Edwards into their ranks. Meanwhile, Golden State Warriors and Charlotte Hornets used up their picks for center James Wiseman and point guard LaMelo Ball respectively.
Minnesota Timberwolves complete a promising trio of Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell.
Anthony Edwards played for the University of Georgia in 2019 where he boasted 19.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. The shooting guard is touted for his quickness and raw athleticism.
After a disappointing finish in the eastern conference last time around, the Timberwolves would be hoping to integrate Edwards with Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell
“We look forward to welcoming Anthony to the Timberwolves family as this year’s number one draft selection,” said President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas. “We are excited to add this young talent to our roster and continue his development to make him the best player he can be as he joins All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns and All-Star guard D’Angelo Russell here in Minneapolis.”
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James Wiseman to ply his trade for the Warriors
The 7’1 center was picked by the Golden State Warriors despite only playing only 3 games for the University of Memphis in his freshman year. Wiseman’s campaign was cut short as a result of a suspension as a result of an eligibility breach. In the curtailed season, Wiseman was able to average 19.7 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 76.9% from the field.
The youngster takes his talents to the West coast with a Warriors team that finished last in the conference table with a horrid 15-50 record. Fortunes could change with stalwarts Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to make their returns from injury which caused them to miss the majority of the previous season.
His imperious size, ability to protect the rim along with his rebounding could help Warriors bounce back. to their best.
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) November 19, 2020
LaMello’s Charlotte move scripts history for the Ball family
With the number 3 overall draft pick, Charlotte Hornets opted to bring in the 19-year-old point guard LaMelo Ball. Following the pick, LaMelo Ball and Lonzo Ball became the only pair of brothers to be inside the top 5 overall picks in NBA Draft history.
Lonzo Ball was picked by the New Orleans Pelicans as the number 2 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
LaMelo Ball played in Australia’s National Basketball League for the Illawarra Hawks, where he was named the rookie of the season after posting 17 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists, and 1.7 steals per game for the team.
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— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) November 19, 2020