Had the 2020-21 NBA season not been pushed back due to COVID-19, the NBA draft would’ve been showcased this week. Instead, the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Finals are underway and we’re still a month out until this summer’s draft – held on July 29.
The draft lottery on Tuesday determined the order of lottery teams, with the Detroit Pistons nabbing The No.1 Overall Pick. Trades are still likely to shake things up. Meanwhile, the draft combine this week will allow prospects to bolster their stocks. USA TODAY Sports provides an early look at how everything can unfold in late July.
Cunningham (right), is a lock at this point to be the top pick by Detroit. The All-American guard used his freshman season with the Cowboys to show that he’s more than just a dynamic playmaker who’s built for the NBA physically. Cunningham (20.1 ppg in 2020-21) consistently showed a clutch gene, making several game-winning shots and exuding leadership well beyond his years.