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2020 NBA Draft: Stiffs Big Board 1.0

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With the NBA Draft three months away, it’s time to (re)start our coverage of the next class of NBA players.

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The COVID-19 crisis has changed everything this year, and the draft was no exception. With the original date for the draft scheduled for June 25, that obviously is something that won’t be happening this year. The season hasn’t even come close to finishing, which is such a weird thing, considering we are normally still recovering from a Game Seven around this time of the year.

The NBA has announced they’ve rescheduled the draft to take place on October 16, with the lottery occurring at some point before then so the final draft order can be determined. Once the regular season concludes, we’ll be able to publish a mock draft with a better idea of where the teams will selecting.

For now, here’s a compilation of some mock drafts from different publications, along with my personal Big Board. I look forward to continuing to scout these prospects, and see how this draft shakes out. As I stated on the Nuggets Numbers podcast, it will be a unique draft, because we don’t know if teams will be able to conduct workouts, host players for interviews, or have a combine. If they do have workouts, how many players can participate? If they do have a combine, how many players get invited?

A crazy process being made even more chaotic sure makes the draft exciting this year.

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.

2020 NBA Draft Big Board

The date that the Big Board was updated is included in parenthesis.

Big Board

Rank Bleacher Report (5.14) The Ringer (5.19) SI (5.6) Stepback (6.14) Stiffs (06.22)
Rank Bleacher Report (5.14) The Ringer (5.19) SI (5.6) Stepback (6.14) Stiffs (06.22)
1 LaMelo Ball Killian Hayes Anthony Edwards Killian Hayes LaMelo Ball
2 Killian Hayes Anthony Edwards LaMelo Ball LaMelo Ball Onyeka Okongwu
3 Anthony Edwards Tyrese Haliburton James Wiseman Onyeka Okongwu Anthony Edwards
4 Onyeka Okongwu Lamelo Ball Tyrese Haliburton Anthony Edwards Killian Hayes
5 Devin Vassell Onyeka Okongwu Killian Hayes Deni Avdija Deni Avdija
6 Deni Avdija Devin Vassell Isaac Okoro Cole Anthony Isaac Okoro
7 Obi Toppin James Wiseman Deni Avdija Devin Vassell Cole Anthony
8 Isaac Okoro Tyrell Terry Onyeka Okongwu RJ Hampton Devin Vassell
9 Cole Anthony Obi Toppin Tyrese Maxey Tyrese Haliburton RJ Hampton
10 Patrick Williams Deni Avdija Obi Toppin Kira Lewis Jr Obi Toppin
11 Tyrese Maxey Tyrese Maxey Devin Vassell Tyrese Maxey Tyrese Haliburton
12 James Wiseman Isaac Okoro Patrick Williams Isaac Okoro Tyrese Maxey
13 Tyrese Haliburton Cole Anthony Cole Anthony Josh Green Kira Lewis Jr
14 Leandro Bolmaro RJ Hampton Theo Maledon Obi Toppin Aaron Nesmith
15 Grant Riller Aaron Nesmith Kira Lewis Jr Patrick Williams Desmond Bane
16 RJ Hampton Kira Lewis Jr Aaron Nesmith Desmond Bane Patrick Williams
17 Jalen Smith Aleksej Pokusevski Tyrell Terry James Wiseman Xavier Tillman
18 Skylar Mays Jahmi'us Ramsey Josh Green Saddiq Bey James Wiseman
19 Kira Lewis Jr Josh Green RJ Hampton Tyrell Terry Tyrell Terry
20 Aaron Nesmith Theo Maledon Leandro Bolmaro Xavier Tillman Josh Green
21 Tyrell Terry Saddiq Bey Saddiq Bey Grant Riller Leandro Bolmaro
22 Saddiq Bey Patrick Williams Aleksej Pokusevski Aleksej Pokusevski Jahmi'us Ramsey
23 Josh Green Jaden McDaniels Precious Achiuwa Aaron Nesmith Devon Dotson
24 Aleksej Pokusevski Precious Achiuwa Nico Mannion Nico Mannion Aleksej Pokusevski
25 Malachi Flynn Nico Mannion Isaiah Stewart Leandro Bolmaro Theo Maledon
26 Jared Butler Jalen Smith Jahmi'us Ramsey Malachi Flynn Paul Reed
27 Jahmi'us Ramsey Isaiah Stewart Jaden McDaniels Killian Tillie Grant Riller
28 Nico Mannion Robert Woodard II Xavier Tillman Devon Dotson Isaiah Joe
29 Theo Maledon Leandro Bolmaro Malachi Flynn Robert Woodard II Precious Achiuwa
30 Tre Jones Devon Dotson Grant Riller Isaiah Joe Tyler Bey
31 Tyler Bey Paul Reed Zeke Nnaji Theo Maledon Tre Jones
32 Desmond Bane Tre Jones Tyler Bey Jalen Smith Jalen Smith
33 Devon Dotson Desmond Bane Vernon Carey Jr Paul Reed Robert Woodard II
34 Cassius Winston Cassius Winston Jared Butler Jaden McDaniels Cassius Winston
35 Robert Woodard II Payton Pritchard Desmond Bane Precious Achiuwa Jaden McDaniels
36 Precious Achiuwa Malachi Flynn Cassius Stanley Tyler Bey Saddiq Bey
37 Daniel Oturu Grant Riller Immanuel Quickley Skylar Mays Malachi Flynn
38 Zeke Nnaji Immanuel Quickley Jordan Nwora Tre Jones Jared Butler
39 Xavier Tillman Tyler Bey Jalen Smith Zeke Nnaji Killian Tillie
40 Jaden McDaniels Jared Butler Corey Kispert Jahmi'us Ramsey Kaleb Wesson
41 Isaiah Stewart Xavier Tillman Cassius Winston Myles Powell Vernon Carey Jr
42 Saben Lee Zeke Nnaji Skylar Mays Kaleb Wesson Zeke Nnaji
43 Vernon Carey Jr Elijah Hughes Devon Dotson Aaron Henry Daniel Oturu
44 Killian Tillie Daniel Oturu Tre Jones Nate Hinton Ty-Shon Alexander
45 Mason Jones Vernon Carey Jr Daniel Oturu Mamadi Diakite Cassius Stanley
46 Udoka Azubuike Killian Tillie Paul Reed Immanuel Quickley Immanuel Quickley
47 Markus Howard Luka Garza Killian Tillie Jared Butler Myles Powell
48 Elijah Hughes Corey Kispert Udoka Azubuike Cassius Stanley Scottie Lewis
49 Aaron Henry Abdoulaye N'Doye Josh Hall Ty-Shon Alexander Jordan Nwora
50 Immanuel Quickley Udoka Azubuike Kaleb Wesson Mason Jones Isaiah Stewart
51 Payton Pritchard Cassius Winston
52 Robert Woodard II Vernon Carey Jr
53 Joel Ayayi John Petty
54 Isaiah Joe Reggie Perry
55 Ashton Hagans Trevelin Queen
56 Aaron Henry Daniel Oturu
57 Sam Merrill Joel Ayayi
58 Colbey Ross Saben Lee
59 Naji Marshall Anthony Lamb
60 Jalen Harris Elijah Hughes
61 Ayo Dosunmu Isaiah Livers
62 CJ Elleby Isaiah Stewart
63 Elijah Hughes Jordan Nwora
64 Paul Eboua Darius Days
65 Yves Pons
66 Myles Powell
67 Trevelin Queen
68 Reggie Perry
69 Mason Jones
70 Nathan Knight
71 Abdoulaye N'Doye
72 Markus Howard
73 Chris Smith
74 Jay Scrubb
75 Nate Hinton
76 Nick Richards
77 Kahlil Whitney
78 Malik Fitts
79 Trendon Watford
80 Mamadi Diakite