Lonzo and LaMelo Ball Become First Pair of Brothers in Top 3 of NBA Draft Picks

Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:03 PM | CBN

Lonzo and LaMelo Ball Become First Pair of Brothers in Top 3 of NBA Draft Picks

Plus, a look at the 2020 NBA Draft results.

The Ball brothers made NBA history Wednesday night as the first pair of brothers to be selected in the NBA Draft’s top 3, as youngest brother LaMelo Ball was selected by the Charlotte Hornets as the No. 3 pick in this year’s NBA Draft.

Previously in 2017, brother Lonzo Ball had been drafted with the No. 2 overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers, playing on the team for two years before joining the New Orleans Pelicans during the Anthony Davis trade. He averaged 11.8 points, 7.0 assists and 6.1 rebounds in his first season.

LaMelo had spent the 2019-20 season playing abroad in the NBL Australia League with the Illawarra Hawks, with his time on the team unfortunately cut short due to injury.Yet LaMelo still managed to average 17.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 6.8 assists in 12 games, which earned him NBL Rookie of the Year honors.

Now, let’s take a look at all of the picks from the 2020 NBA Draft (courtesy of Hoops Rumors). Please note that the picks listed in italics are undergoing trades not technically deemed as official just yet.

First Round:

Minnesota Timberwolves: Anthony Edwards, G, Georgia (story)

Golden State Warriors: James Wiseman, C, Memphis (story)

Charlotte Hornets: LaMelo Ball, G, USA (story)

Chicago Bulls: Patrick Williams, F, Florida State

Cleveland Cavaliers: Isaac Okoro, F, Auburn

Atlanta Hawks: Onyeka Okongwu, C, USC

Detroit Pistons: Killian Hayes, G, France

New York Knicks: Obi Toppin, F, Dayton

Washington Wizards: Deni Avdija, F, Israel

Phoenix Suns: Jalen Smith, F/C, Maryland

San Antonio Spurs: Devin Vassell, G/F, Florida State

Sacramento Kings: Tyrese Haliburton, G, Iowa State

New Orleans Pelicans: Kira Lewis Jr., G, Alabama

Boston Celtics (from Grizzlies): Aaron Nesmith, F, Vanderbilt

Orlando Magic: Cole Anthony, G, UNC

Detroit Pistons (from Trail Blazers via Rockets): Isaiah Stewart, C, Washington

Oklahoma City Thunder (from Nets via Timberwolves): Aleksej Pokusevski, F, Serbia

Dallas Mavericks: Josh Green, Arizona, G

Detroit Pistons (from Sixers via Nets): Saddiq Bey, F, Villanova

Miami Heat: Precious Achiuwa, F, Memphis

Philadelphia 76ers (from Thunder): Tyrese Maxey, G, Kentucky

Denver Nuggets (from Rockets): Zeke Nnaji, F, Arizona

Minnesota Timberwolves (from Jazz via Knicks): Leandro Bolmaro, G, Argentina

Denver Nuggets (from Pacers via Pelicans): RJ Hampton, G, USA

New York Knicks (from Nuggets via Timberwolves): Immanuel Quickley, G, Kentucky

Boston Celtics: Payton Pritchard, G, Oregon

Utah Jazz (from Clippers via Knicks): Udoka Azubuike, C, Kansas

Minnesota Timberwolves (from Lakers via Thunder): Jaden McDaniels, F, Washington

Toronto Raptors: Malachi Flynn, G San Diego State

Memphis Grizzlies (from Bucks via Celtics): Desmond Bane, G, TCU

Second Round:

Dallas Mavericks (from Warriors): Tyrell Terry, G, Stanford

Charlotte Hornets (from Cavaliers): Vernon Carey Jr., C, Duke

Los Angeles Clippers (from Timberwolves via Knicks): Daniel Oturu, C, Minnesota

Oklahoma City Thunder (from Hawks via Sixers): Theo Maledon, G, France

Memphis Grizzlies (from Pistons via Kings): Xavier Tillman, C, Michigan State

Dallas Mavericks (from Knicks via Sixers): Tyler Bey, F, Colorado

Oklahoma City Thunder (from Bulls via Wizards): Vit Krejci, G, Czech Republic

Detroit Pistons (from Hornets via Jazz): Saben Lee, G, Vanderbilt

Utah Jazz (from Wizards via Pelicans): Elijah Hughes, G, Syracuse

Sacramento Kings (from Suns via Grizzlies): Robert Woodard, F, Mississippi State

San Antonio Spurs: Tre Jones, G, Duke

Charlotte Hornets (from Pelicans): Nick Richards, C, Kentucky

Sacramento Kings: Jahmi’us Ramsey, G, Texas Tech

Chicago Bulls (from Grizzlies): Marko Simonovic, C, Montenegro

Milwaukee Bucks (from Magic): Jordan Nwora, F, Louisville

Portland Trail Blazers: CJ Elleby, G, Washington State

Boston Celtics (from Nets): Yam Madar, G, Israel

Golden State Warriors (from Mavericks): Nico Mannion, G, Arizona

Philadelphia 76ers: Isaiah Joe, G, Arkansas

Atlanta Hawks (from Heat): Skylar Mays, G, LSU

Golden State Warriors (from Jazz): Justinian Jessup, G, Boise State

Houston Rockets (via Kings): Kenyon Martin Jr., F, IMG Academy

Washington Wizards (from Thunder): Cassius Winston, G, Michigan State

Indiana Pacers: Cassius Stanley, G, Duke

Los Angeles Clippers (from Nuggets via Nets): Jay Scrubb, G, John A. Logan College

Charlotte Hornets (from Celtics): Grant Riller, G, Charleston

Brooklyn Nets (from Clippers): Reggie Perry, C, Mississippi State

Philadelphia 76ers (from Lakers): Paul Reed, F, DePaul

Toronto Raptors: Jalen Harris, G, Nevada

Milwaukee Bucks (via Pelicans): Sam Merrill, G, Utah State

So… what are your thoughts on the 2020 NBA Draft results?



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