Many rookies were just recently signed up to their very first NBA contracts at the end of November. And many of those contracts are going to be fairly rigid, this is only the first round of picks that they will take care of. Many of them might have already been predetermined. Where the player might have been drafted from is going to also play a significant role in what they might be paid at the end of the day for their efforts and the contract they got. Some will be signing deals that are tens of millions, worth several years for one contract.
The 2021 draft is expected to be on track to take place sometime in late July but some things need to change in order for that to eventually take place. Right now there is a mock draft that ESPN recently did and it features the top 60 prospects that they are considering right now for the upcoming class. You can find players from a number of teams that have been drafted including those from the Timberwolves, Hornets, Bulls, Hawks, Knicks, Suns, Spurs, Pelicans, Wizards, Celtics, Mavericks, and Trail Blazers.
COVID-19 made this draft experience a lot different with many of the players that had to check in from home and the NBA Commissioner had been alone on the stage all by himself for the first time in its history. It was something unique to experience that we might never see again like it was this year. They still managed to get the job done. And finally, the results for that 2020 NBA draft have been released. There might be some surprises for some but for others they might have seen a few of these moves coming. It will be interesting to see how it goes next year and if things go back to normal for the 2021 NBA draft.
The first 10 picks of the 2020 NBA Draft are as follows: