The Philadelphia 76ers currently hold the No. 22 pick in a potentially wild and unpredictable 2020 NBA Draft.
The prolonged absence of basketball and social gatherings as a whole will inevitably push back the 2020 NBA Draft date. Originally slated for June, it’s virtually impossible to expect anything sooner than August at this stage, and even August is wishful thinking.
As a result, the environment around the draft is a bit wonky. Prospects won’t have the same opportunities for in-person workouts or interviews. Front offices will need to rely on Zoom and tape more than ever, which creates an air of uncertainty around this rookie class.
We don’t have a solid grasp on how things will play out. Even if the NBA can successfully resume a shortened season in June or July, it would still take time to properly prepare for a draft without fans or players in the building. It would probably follow a similar game plan as the NFL Draft, which broadcasted from the homes of Roger Goodell and the NFL coaches.
To further the uncertainty around this draft, 2020 may be the most evenly talented rookie crop in recent memory. There isn’t a clear No. 1 prospect — about five names have all been tossed around by multiple sources — and evaluations for prospects in the mid-to-late first round tend to bleed together.
With that in mind, we can only guess which prospects Elton Brand may prioritize when draft night finally arrives. Here, however, are some under-the-radar prospects who might stick on the Philadelphia 76ers‘ radar.