NBA 2020 Mock Draft 1.0 – Options abound for OKC Thunder

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OKC Thunder, 2020 NBA Mock Draft 1.0: Tre Jones #3 of the Duke Blue Devils (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

. Point Guard | Duke. Boston Celtics. Tre Jones . 27. player. 18

Tre Jones could turn into exactly what the C’s wanted from Carsen Edwards. Jones averages 16 points, four rebounds, and almost seven assists per game. He shoots the trey ball at a 32 percent clip. His drive and kick ability mixed with his tough finishes are awesome to watch and would be a joy to watch for C’s fans.

I think he can be a bonafide backup point guard in this league for a long, long time. It is not just his playmaking offensively, he swipes two steals per game and plays the passing lanes as well as anyone in basketball.  Tre Jones is a fun, interesting prospect. As just a two-year college player, he still has a ton of growth and upside to his credit.

28. player. 81. . Center | West Virginia. Toronto Raptors. Oscar Tshiebwe

The 6’9 258-pound big man from Congo just fits the Toronto Raptors system. An underrated, raw prospect, that has a ton of room to not only grow but surprise a ton of people. Oscar Tshiebwe is averaging over a block and almost a steal per game, with nine rebounds and nearly 12 points per game.

I love Tshiebwe’s upside with a year with the amazing Raptors G-League and training staff, he has the frame, the ability, and potential, to be a high-level center in the NBA.

. Guard | Kansas. Los Angeles Lakers. Isaiah Moss. 29. player. 20

I know what you are probably thinking: Isaiah Moss? Who is that? None of the other mocks I read even have him listed! Well, let me explain. Isaiah Moss is a sharpshooting guard, who can play decent defense. He averages 38 percent from deep in his career, and this season with the moved back 3-point mark has him shooting 37 percent. He fits the Lakers model perfectly because you want to get shooters around LeBron and AD.

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Well, he can shoot the lights out, why haven’t I heard of him? Well, he spent the last three years at Iowa and never got the credit he deserved, even when he was stroking the 3-ball at a 42 percent clip. He transferred to Kansas, and truthfully Bill Self did not know what to do with him, how to rotate a player like him in to start the year. He is finding his groove at the right time, though.

Isaiah Moss is a guy who is going to steal the show in March, his game just fits what you need when the tournament comes around. Another area he will excel at is the NBA Combined. He will dominate all the shooting drills, and the scrimmages, and the win-now Lakers who might have a championship trophy by then, will take the chance on him.

This is by far my boldest NBA Draft take because I have not seen anyone calling Isaiah Moss a first-rounder. I truly believe he is a guy like Donte Divincenzo who climbs up the boards as we start to end the season and shift into private workouts, and the combine.

Patrick Williams. 30. player. 18. . Power Forward | Florida State. Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics (via the Bucks) end the first round on a flyer pick in Patrick Williams. For an upstart FSU program, Williams has averaged nine points, four rebounds, and an assist per game. The 6’8 forward can shoot the 3-ball a little bit, seeing him make 33 percent of his downtown shots.

His defense is his real selling point, with a high basketball IQ on that end of the floor, and his quickness and toughness, he becomes a solid NBA prospect. A little bit of scoring, mixed with a potential well above average defense makes him a second unit candidate.

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