Detroit Pistons: 2020 first round NBA mock draft 2.0

Anthony Edwards is a top 2020 NBA Draft prospect. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Anthony Edwards is a top 2020 NBA Draft prospect. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /
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Tre Jones
Tre Jones #3 of the Duke Blue Devils (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

PF/C. Denver Nuggets. Aleksej Pokusevski. 21. player. 73.

Pokusevski has been quickly rising on NBA draft boards within the last month due to his exceptional traits as an all around player. The seven-footer is a solid catch and shoot player, has tremendous footwork, and a gorgeous jump shot.

He’s an astonishingly good passer given his size, and could very well end up being the ultimate steal of the draft.

Philadelphia 76ers. Jahmi'us Ramsey . 22. player. 93. . SG

The Sixers are an average three-point shooting team and although the may decide to select a big man in the draft, Ramsey would be a seamless fit. He’s a reliable perimeter threat that can find the open space in a defense and bury them.

Whether he’s in the starting lineup alongside Ben Simmons, or in the second unit, Ramsey would add an immediate scoring punch to a Sixers team that needs it.

110. . PG . Miami Heat. Tre Jones . 23. player

Tre Jones would be a gamble at 23rd overall, but it’s a gamble that the Miami Heat are in a position to make. He’s one of the later consolation prizes for a team who needs a point guard, but won’t have a chance at landing one of the best in the draft.

Jones sees the floor really well, and is consistently making smart and safe decisions with the basketball. Someone like him who shared the spotlight with the the legendary Duke team from a season ago won’t have too much trouble acclimating himself to a potential contender.

He’s not going to be used as a primary scoring option at the next level, but he’s shown that he’s slowly but surely been able to hit his three-pointers with more regularity as his career moves along.

player. 118. . SG/SF . Utah Jazz. Leandro Bolmaro. 24

At just 19 years old, Bolmaro may be a draft and stash player for the Jazz. A lot of his offensive game is good, but maybe not at a level that can consistently contribute on an NBA team. He’s a decent shooter and a decent playmaker, but he’s someone who Utah could maybe utilize down the line.

He is however a pretty pesky and fun to watch defender who can frequently disrupt passing lanes and generate steals.

. PF . Oklahoma City Thunder. Xavier Tillman . 25. player. 149

One of the best defenders not just in the Big Ten, but in the country, Tillman would add even more strength to a team that already has one of the better rim protectors in the entire league. His offensive game is pretty average compared to the NBA standard, so his defense would be the primary focus.

If he develops more confidence in his shooting, specifically from mid range, he could produce enough on both ends of the floor to make a legitimate impact on a Thunder team that’s already exceeding expectations.