LaMelo Ball has ‘edge’ over Anthony Edwards to go No. 1 in 2020 NBA Draft

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The 2020 NBA Draft may not be the deepest draft in recent history, but there are some really good players at the top. Two of those players are LaMelo Ball and Anthony Edwards. At this point in time, no one truly knows which player will end up going No. 1 overall to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

According to a report from Bleacher Report, via NBA Central, the current belief is that Ball has an “edge” over Edwards to be the No. 1 overall pick.

Ball is certainly going to be a very good NBA player. Many believe he has superstar potential at the next level. However, there are question marks surrounding him and Edwards heading into the NBA Draft this year.

During the 2019-20 season in Australia, Ball ended up averaging 17.0 points per game to go along with 7.6 rebounds, 6.8 assists, and 1.6 steals. He shot just 37.5 percent from the floor overall and knocked down just 25 percent of his three-point attempts.

Standing in at 6-foot-7 and 180 pounds, Ball is a big guard. He has point guard skills with the size of a small forward. That lone makes him a very intriguing prospect in the 2020 NBA Draft.

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Obviously, the Timberwolves could use a guard. They have D’Angelo Russell as their starting point guard, but would love to improve on Malik Beasley as their starting shooting guard. Both Edwards and Ball could play the two.

It will be interesting to see what the T-Wolves end up doing with the top pick. LaMelo Ball certainly seems like an intriguing pick, but Edwards is widely viewed as the best prospect in this NBA Draft class.

Expect to hear a lot more rumors about Ball and Anthony Edwards in the coming weeks. The NBA Draft is still a ways away, but teams are already game-planning what they are going to do this offseason.

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