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2020 NBA Draft: Stiffs Big Board 2.0

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A big board update with less than one month until the 2020 NBA Draft.

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With one week before Halloween, it’s as difficult as ever to figure out which prospects are for real and which ones are not.

The NBA postponed the draft one month from their originally proposed date of October 16, out to November 18, meaning Nuggets fans will need to wait one more week to find out what their team will do. It’s a really weird feeling to be this far into the year and not have the draft completed, as the season would usually be about to start and the league doesn’t even have an official start date for the next season.

A normal season would have a combine for the prospects to voluntarily attend, with individual team workouts and interviews that teams could conduct to help paint a full picture of all the players seeking to be selected.

I’d encourage you to read about the NBA Virtual Combine, as reported on by Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated. The combine is typically an opportunity for prospects to show the skills they’re hoping to translate into the NBA. That may mean for some players who were a No. 1 option on offense, displaying skills as more of a specialist on defense or shooting. For other players, it’s a chance to show off their paper measurements, such as wingspan and vertical jump. Most importantly, NBA teams get a chance to interview the prospects in person, to learn more about their personality and character. Smart teams don’t just draft off a spreadsheet of numbers, they consider who the person is and how they’ll fit with their team culture.

I’m planning on releasing one more big board, top-50 ranking before the draft. We’ll have a lot more draft profiles coming out over the next few weeks, and a mock draft or two.

As a reminder, the Denver Nuggets have the rights to the Houston Rockets first round pick via the four-team trade with Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez this spring, and own the No. 22 pick overall. They do not own a second-round pick.

To view the first edition of the 2020 Stiffs Big Board, click here.

Denver Stiffs 2020 Big Board 2.0

Rank Player Pos School/Team Ht Wt
Rank Player Pos School/Team Ht Wt
1 Anthony Edwards SG Georgia 6-5 225
2 Onyeka Okongwu C USC 6-9 235
3 LaMelo Ball PG INTL 6-7 160
4 Obi Toppin PF Dayton 6-9 225
5 Killian Hayes PG INTL 6-5 180
6 James Wiseman C Memphis 7-1 235
7 Devin Vassell SG Florida State 6-6 180
8 Deni Avdija SF INTL 6-9 210
9 Isaac Okoro SG Auburn 6-5 200
10 Tyrese Haliburton PG Iowa State 6-5 175
11 Tyrese Maxey PG Kentucky 6-3 190
12 Kira Lewis Jr PG Alabama 6-3 170
13 Patrick Williams PF Florida State 6-7 215
14 Cole Anthony PG North Carolina 6-3 185
15 Tyrell Terry PG Stanford 6-3 170
16 Aleksej Pokusevski C INTL 7-0 200
17 Saddiq Bey SF Villanova 6-8 220
18 Aaron Nesmith SG Vanderbilt 6-6 215
19 Josh Green SF Arizona 6-6 205
20 Jalen Smith C Maryland 6-10 225
21 Xavier Tillman C Michigan State 6-8 250
22 Desmond Bane SG Texas Christian 6-5 220
23 Grant Riller PG Charleston 6-3 200
24 Jahmi'us Ramsey SG Texas Tech 6-4 195
25 RJ Hampton SG INTL 6-5 185
26 Isaiah Stewart C Washington 6-9 245
27 Precious Achiuwa PF Memphis 6-8 220
28 Leandro Bolmaro SF INTL 6-8 180
29 Isaiah Joe SG Arkansas 6-5 170
30 Cassius Winston PG Michigan State 6-1 185
31 Devon Dotson PG Kansas 6-2 185
32 Tyler Bey PF Colorado 6-7 218
33 Jordan Nwora SF Louisville 6-7 200
34 Malachi Flynn PG San Diego State 6-1 180
35 Robert Woodard II SF Mississippi St 6-7 230
36 Theo Maledon PG INTL 6-4 185
37 Jaden McDaniels SF Washington 6-10 185
38 Tre Jones PG Duke 6-2 185
39 Nico Mannion PG Arizona 6-3 180
40 Paul Reed PF DePaul 6-10 215
41 Killian Tillie PF Gonzaga 6-10 230
42 Immanuel Quickley SG Kentucky 6-3 185
43 Ty-Shon Alexander SG Creighton 6-4 195
44 Daniel Oturu C Minnesota 6-10 230
45 Cassius Stanley SG Duke 6-5 195
46 Elijah Hughes SF Syracuse 6-6 215
47 Payton Pritchard PG Oregon 6-2 200
48 Mason Jones SG Arkansas 6-5 207
49 Naji Marshall SF Xavier 6-7 225
50 Zeke Nnaji C Arizona 6-11 220