2020 NBA Draft First Round Grades

Wow what a night of seeing young men become millionaires, I know I was on the edge of my seat the whole night wondering who would be selected next.

Now that the dust has settled, let’s hand out some grades for the 1st round, where the big names will either make an impact for years to come on their team, or will flop and really hurt the future of their team, putting them right back in position to make another high draft pick.

Just as a heads up, you probably will not like your team’s grade, because we are honest and aren’t sugar coating it like other sites who are too afraid to call out a team over a horrendous pick.

Most places hand out high grades like they’re candy on Halloween, with most receiving A or B grades. That’s insanely unrealistic, and there is no way almost all of the players drafted end up earning a passing grade over their careers.

So we’re going to give you an honest, well-thought-out assessment of each pick and what it means in the immediate future.

Without further ado, let’s get to grading!

1. Minnesota Timberwolves: Anthony Edwards, SG, Georgia

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

2. Golden State Warriors: James Wiseman, C, Memphis

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

3. Charlotte Hornets: LaMelo Ball, PG, Illawarra Hawks

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

4. Chicago Bulls: Patrick Williams, F, Florida State

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

5. Cleveland Cavaliers: Isaac Okoro, SF, Auburn

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

6. Atlanta Hawks: Onyeka Okongwu, C, USC 

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

7. Detroit Pistons: Killian Hayes, PG, Ulm (France)

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

8. New York Knicks: Obi Toppin, F/C, Dayton

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

9. Washington Wizards: Deni Avdija, F, Maccabi Tel Aviv

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

10. Phoenix Suns: Jalen Smith, C, Maryland

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

11. San Antonio Spurs: Devin Vassell, SF, Florida State

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

12. Sacramento Kings: Tyrese Haliburton, G, Iowa State

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

13. New Orleans Pelicans: Kira Lewis, PG, Alabama

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

14. Boston Celtics (via Grizzlies): Aaron Nesmith, G/F, Vanderbilt

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

15. Orlando Magic: Cole Anthony, PG, North Carolina

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

16. Detroit Pistons (via Rockets): Isaiah Stewart, C, Washington

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

17. Oklahoma City Thunder (via Timberwolves): Aleksej Pokusevski, F, Olympiacos (Serbia)

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

18. Dallas Mavericks: Josh Green, SG, Arizona

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

19. Detroit Pistons (via Clippers): Saddiq Bey, F, Villanova

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

20. Miami Heat: Precious Achiuwa, F/C, Memphis

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

21. Philadelphia 76ers (via Thunder): Tyrese Maxey, SG, Kentucky

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

22. Denver Nuggets (via Rockets): Zeke Nnaji, F/C, Arizona

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

23. Timberwolves (via Knicks): Leandro Bolmaro, G, Barcelona (Argentina)

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

24. Denver Nuggets: RJ Hampton, SG, New Zealand Breakers

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

25. New York Knicks (via Timberwolves): Immanuel Quickley, G, Kentucky

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

26. Boston Celtics: Payton Pritchard, PG, Oregon

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

27. Utah Jazz (via Clippers): Udoka Azubuike, C, Kansas

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

28. Timberwolves (via Thunder): Jaden McDaniels, F, Washington

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

29. Toronto Raptors: Malachi Flynn, PG, San Diego State

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

30. Memphis Grizzlies (via Boston Celtics): Desmond Bane, SG, TCU 

He has not yet played one game in the NBA. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

Grade: C

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