Review of the Top 10 Picks of the 2020 NBA Draft

Review of the Top 10 Picks of the 2020 NBA Draft

With most teams having just three or four regular-season games left, it's a good time to look back and review the top 10 picks of the 2020 Draft. There have been plenty of players who have succeeded that were drafted later on, including Tyrese Haliburton, Isaiah Stewart and Immanuel Quickley. But it's important to check in on the prospects that teams felt had the highest upside.

No. 1: Anthony Edwards, Timberwolves

Fantasy Rank (Total Production, 8-Category): 57

Edwards started the year slowly. Through his first 28 games, he averaged 14.8 points on 39.0 percent shooting, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 27.8 minutes. However, the rookie slowly began to improve as the season progressed. He really turned a corner after his 42-point outburst on March 18. Since then, Edwards has averaged 22.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting, 5.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.4 steals in 34.9 minutes. Edwards scored 42 points again May 5, making him the first rookie with multiple 40-point efforts since Donovan Mitchell in 2017-18. Edwards has also appeared in every game this season, which has helped him rank so high relative to his per-game production.

No 2: James Wiseman, Warriors

Fantasy Rank: 284

The main knock on Wiseman as a prospect was that he was incredibly raw. He appeared in just three college games, and the coronavirus-affected offseason limited his ability to go through typical rookie workouts, including Summer League. When watching Wiseman, it's clear why he went No. 2 overall based

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Alex Barutha
Alex is RotoWire's NBA Assistant Editor. He writes articles about daily fantasy, year-long fantasy and sports betting. You can hear him on the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Sirius XM, DraftKings Live and other platforms. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
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