Amico Mock Draft 4.0: Believe it, the time is drawing near

Former Georgia guard Anthony Edwards looks to drive vs. Mississippi State. Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Think about this — the NBA draft is less than two weeks away. Granted, Nov. 18 is a long way from when it’s normally held at the end of June, but it sure beats not having a draft at all.

For some teams and their fans, the draft is about as good as it’s gonna get. It offers intrigue, hope and if nothing else, a reason to buy a new jersey at the team shop. (Or in the age of a pandemic, online.)

This is also the next-to-last AmicoHoops Mock Draft of the season, and the last that only includes only the first round. Without an NCAA tournament and the normal pre-draft workout buzz, it remains tough to gauge who will go where. That includes No. 1 overall.

But here is the latest attempt nonetheless.

  1. Minnesota: Anthony Edwards, SG, Georgia
  2. Golden State: James Wiseman, C, Memphis
  3. Charlotte: LaMelo Ball, PG, USA
  4. Chicago: Deni Avdija, F, Israel
  5. Cleveland: Obi Toppin, PF, Dayton
  6. Atlanta: Onyeka Okongwu, C/F, USC
  7. Detroit: Tyrese Haliburton, PG, Iowa State
  8. New York: Killian Hayes, PG, France
  9. Washington: Isaac Okoro, SF, Auburn
  10. Phoenix: Patrick Williams, F, Florida State
  11. San Antonio: Saddiq Bey, SF, Villanova
  12. Sacramento: Devin Vassell, SF, Florida State
  13. New Orleans: Kira Lewis Jr., PG, Alabama
  14. Boston: Aaron Newsmith, SF, Vanderbilt
  15. Orlando: Cole Anthony, PG, North Carolina
  16. Portland: RJ Hampton, SG, USA
  17. Minnesota: Precious Achiuwa, PF, Memphis
  18. Dallas: Desmond Bane, SF, TCU
  19. Brooklyn: Tyrese Maxey, G, Kentucky
  20. Miami: Robert Woodard II, SG, Mississippi State
  21. Philadelphia: Malachi Flynn, PG, San Diego State
  22. Denver: Grant Riller, PG, Charleston
  23. Utah: Nico Mannion, PG, Arizona
  24. Milwaukee: Xavier Tillman, PF, Michigan State
  25. Oklahoma City: Tre Jones, PG, Duke
  26. Boston: Aleksej Pokusevski, C, Serbia
  27. New York: Josh Green, SG, Arizona
  28. LA Lakers: Tyrell Terry, PG, Stanford
  29. Toronto: Elijah Hughes, SF, Syracuse
  30. Boston: Cassius Stanley, PG, Michigan State

About the Author

Sam Amico
Sam Amico is the founder and senior writer of Amico Hoops. He has covered the NBA on a full-time basis for both Sports Illustrated and FOX Sports, and has been a regular contributor to CBS Sports, the Boston Herald and

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