LIVE: The First and Second Rounds of the 2020 NBA Draft (UPDATE: Bulls Draft Patrick Williams at No. 4)

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LIVE: The First and Second Rounds of the 2020 NBA Draft (UPDATE: Bulls Draft Patrick Williams at No. 4)

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We’re finally here! After several setbacks – and many more months of anticipation – the 2020 NBA Draft will finally commence.

The Chicago Bulls enter tonight with their highest pick (No. 4) since the 2008 Draft when – well, you know what happened. And while we are dealing with a relatively underwhelming draft class, that doesn’t mean the decisions tonight will lack impact or significance. This draft marks the official start of a new era for Chicago Bulls basketball, one with Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley at the top. Any selection or trade will give fans their first real glimpse at what the future holds. It’s legitimately exciting stuff.

Even better, no one has any idea what the Bulls are about to do, as reports have shown that rival organizations have been left completely in the dark on Chicago’s pre-draft process. Karnisovas has kept his lips shut, which means truly anything can happen between now and NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s announcement.

Let’s get weird. Let’s get crazy. And let’s have some fun!

We’ll track and live-update every pick below, but you can look for some supplemental reading material as soon as the Bulls make their selection.

Broadcast Info

The 2020 NBA Draft will be held virtually at ESPN’s studio in Bristol, Connecticut, and air at 6:30 p.m. CT.


Note: Draft picks will be updated live throughout the night. 

First Round:

1. Minnesota Timberwolves – Anthony Edwards, University of Georgia
2. Golden State Warriors – James Wiseman, University of Memphis
3. Charlotte Hornets – LaMelo Ball, Australian NBL … So much for those Bulls-Ball rumors!
4. Chicago Bulls – Patrick Williams, Florida State

Well, what do you know, the rumors were true. As expected and discussed earlier today, the Chicago Bulls have selected Florida State forward Patrick Williams with the No. 4 pick in the draft. Williams was projected to fall a bit lower than that (frequently attached to the Pistons at No. 7), but clearly Arturas Karnisovas wanted him and got him. We’ll have much more on him and the pick in a second.

5. Cleveland Cavaliers – Isaac Okoro, Auburn University
6. Atlanta Hawks – Onyeka Okongwu, USC
7. Detroit Pistons – Killian Hayes, BBL
8. New York Knicks – Obi Toppin, University of Dayton
9. Washington Wizards – Deni Avdija, ISBL (Deni really fell down the board late, after being tied to the Bulls at No. 4 for a few weeks).
10. Phoenix Suns – Jalen Smith, University of Maryland
11. San Antonio Spurs – Devin Vassell, Florida State
12. Sacramento Kings – Tyrese Haliburton, Iowa State
13. New Orleans Pelicans  – Kira Lewis, University of Alabama
14. Boston Celtics (via Memphis) – Aaron Nesmith, Vanderbilt University
15. Orlando Magic – Cole Anthony, University of North Carolina
16. Houston Rockets (via Portland) – Isaiah Stewart, University of Washington
17. Minnesota Timberwolves (via Brooklyn) – Aleksej Pokusevski, EuroLeague
18. Dallas Mavericks – Josh Green, University of Arizona
19. Pistons (Via Nets (via Philly)) – Saddiq Bey, Villanova

20. Miami Heat – Precious Achiuwa, University of Memphis
21. Philadelphia 76ers (via OKC) – Tyrese Maxey, University of Kentucky
22. Denver Nuggets (via Houston) – Zeke Nnaji, University of Arizona
23. New York Knicks (via Utah) – Leandro Bolmaro, Liga ACB (traded to Minnesota)
24. New Orleans Pelicans (via Indiana) – RJ Hampton (traded to Denver)
25. Oklahoma City (via Denver) New York Knicks – Immanuel Quickley, Kentucky
26. Boston Celtics – Payton Pritchard, Oregon
27. Utah Jazz (via Los Angeles Clippers) – Udoka Azubuike, University of Kansas
28. Oklahoma City (via Los Angeles Lakers) – Jaden McDaniels, University of Washington
29. Toronto Raptors – Malachi Flynn, Washington State University, San Diego State
30. Boston Celtics – Desmond Bane, TCU

And that’s the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft!

The Chicago Bulls will make another pick in the second round of the draft, and we’ll have more information up on that pick shortly.

Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.