2020 NBA Draft mock 2.0: Who do the Mavericks take in round one?

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2020 NBA Draft, LaMelo Ball
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NBA Mock Draft #3: Chicago Bulls- LaMelo Ball

The Bulls also had a bit of lottery fortune in the simulation. They jumped up four spots into the top three.

One player stands out for the Bulls. They have Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. to build around in the frontcourt. Zach LaVine is a proven wing scorer. Otto Porter gives them another capable starter on the wing if he can stay healthy. Coby White is a score-first option. They need a point guard and table-setter.

LaMelo Ball is the top passer and playmaker in the 2020 NBA Draft class. He put up strong numbers in Australia but was limited to 12 games because of injury. Ball is a 6’7 point guard capable of creating open looks for teammates all over the floor.

There are questions about his jumper and if he can create his own shot. Ball’s ability to get others involved will have him on the floor as a rookie. He does not turn 19 years old until August too.

Expect Ball to be a top pick and make an instant impact. The shooting percentages could look ugly and the defense is questionable, but the assist numbers will be strong. Ball has the upside to be the top player in this class too.

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