NBA Mock Draft: LaMelo Ball headlines a class of unknown prospects

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NBA Draft prospect Anthony Edwards (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

1. Golden State Warriors – Anthony Edwards, G, Georgia

Even though one of the Golden State Warriors‘ biggest needs is at the center position, I have a hard time coming to the conclusion that the team that is supposedly “light years ahead” would take a center with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Instead, the Warriors will probably make the “safe” choice of this draft and take Anthony Edwards who for much of the college basketball season was viewed as the best prospect in this draft class. He could fit right in and wouldn’t be asked to do much next to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson next season.

2. Cleveland Cavaliers – Deni Avdija, F, Maccabi Tel Aviv

There are a number of ways the Cleveland Cavaliers could go with the No. 2 overall pick, but I will pencil them in for a versatile forward that fits next to Andre Drummond (assuming he re-signs or opts-in) and their talented backcourt (Collin Sexton, Kevin Porter Jr., Darius Garland).

Deni Avdija could be viewed as somewhat of a mystery, but he is coming off a great season in the Euroleague. He will give the Cavs options at the wing position, along with impressive potential and a high ceiling.

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