Even though the NBA restart for 2020 is underway for most teams, the Cleveland Cavaliers are looking ahead to the 2020-21 season, which starts with the 2020 NBA Draft.
When it comes to the upcoming draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers have the second-best odds at securing the top pick and have a 40.1 percent chance at landing a top-three selection, per Tankathon. The Wine and Gold will likely need to land a top-three pick to have a chance at selecting Georgia guard Anthony Edwards, who appears to be arguably the best prospect in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Yes, the Cavaliers have drafted a guard in the past two drafts with their only selection in 2018 in Collin Sexton and with their top pick in 2019 in Darius Garland, but Edwards is likely too talented to pass up if he’s on the board for them. In his one year at Georgia, he led the Bulldogs with 19.1 points per game and also grabbed 5.2 rebounds, but shot just 40.2 percent from the floor and 29.4 percent from three-point range.
However, in his lone season in Athens for the Bulldogs, Edwards flashed a ton of potential and looks to already have an NBA frame standing at 6-foot-5 and weighing a solid 225 pounds.
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Edwards is clearly a guy the Cavaliers have their eyes set on, as he is in the top tier of prospects Cleveland is looking at this year, according to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com. The other two prospects in that category are James Wiseman, who appeared briefly at Memphis, and LaMelo Ball of the NBL’s Illawarra Hawks.
In Edwards’ case, if he’s selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers, two goals for him come to mind, which we’ll touch on here.
The first has to do with the clear best attribute for the Georgia product.