After a five-month delay, the 2020 NBA Draft is finally here, and with it, a chance for the Clippers to add a young contributor to their 2020-21 roster.
Here are the answers to a few questions you may have about the draft.
How can I watch the draft?
When: Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. PT
Where is the draft?
The draftees will be joining the broadcast virtually, as they have for the WNBA, NFL, and NHL drafts thus far during the pandemic. Commissioner Adam Silver (and then deputy commissioner Mark Tatum during the second round) will be announcing the picks from the ESPN studio in Bristol, Connecticut.
How many rounds are there?
Two, each with 30 picks.
What picks do the Clippers have?
The Clippers only have their own second-round pick, which is no. 57 overall. It is the first time in franchise history that the Clippers have had this pick, though they previously employed the 57th pick from 2005: Marcin Gortat.
The Clippers don’t have their first-rounder because they traded their pick to the Knicks at the trade deadline in order to acquire Marcus Morris Sr. However, there is a good chance that the Clippers will try to buy their way back into the draft, perhaps early in the second round.
If you have any other questions, let us know in the chat. Enjoy the draft!
More news for Wednesday:
- Jovan Buha identified 10 possible candidates for the Clippers to pick at no. 57.
- Michael Pina broke down the three can’t-miss prospects in this year’s draft.
- Nekias Duncan is a must-read on Milwaukee’s latest trades.
- Jason Quick has a beautiful piece on Meyers Leonard, who could be a center free agent for the Clippers to target.
- NBA players are being asked to report to their home markets by Nov. 30, so that they can begin coronavirus testing for the Dec. 11 preseason start.
- Five to 10 teams are expected to host fans this season, but as reported earlier, the Clippers will not be one of them, at least not yet.
- Another backup point guard for the Clippers to consider is Shaq Harrison, who did not receive a qualifying offer from the Bulls.
- To clear up my earlier confusion regarding Natalie Nakase’s role on the Clippers, Andrew Greif of the L.A. Times reports that Nakase will be staying on as a coach with the Agua Caliente Clippers.
- Kawhi Leonard has acquired an equity stake in X2 Performance, an energy drink company.