Argentine Leandro Bolmaro was chosen by the New York Knicks, posed with the franchise cap, but had already been traded to the Timberwolves.
The 2020 NBA Draft began this Wednesday, November 18, from the studios of the ESPN network, in the city of Bristol, Connecticut. And started with Anthony Edwards being selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first position of the Draft.
Anthony Edwards was followed by James Wiseman (chosen by the Golden State Warriors) and LaMelo Ball (Charlotte Hornets), in second and third positions, respectively.
The television broadcast will begin at 22 (from Argentina), when the selections of players begin to be defined: It can be seen live and direct on ESPN, on channels 102 of Cablevisión and 621 of DirecTV.
The Draft is the system that the NBA has to incorporate new players before each season, which in 2020 will be carried out with changes in its format as a result of the sanitary restrictions in the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Draft is a system that aims to level talent around the league, thereby giving the teams with the worst record from the previous season a chance to reinforce themselves with the best young players available, whether coming from college basketball or from international clubs.
The event consists of 60 selections (two per team), separated into two rounds. The first 14 picks (or selections), known as the Draft Lottery, are distributed among the 14 teams that did not qualify for the Playoffs in the previous season.
For this, a draw is carried out, in which the worst record is the one with the most chances of winning the 1st, the second worst with the 2nd and so on.
Among the young 60 promises is also the Argentine Leandro Bolmaro, who plays in Barcelona, in the competitive ACB of Spain, and is among the candidates to be selected in the first round, something that even Emanuel Ginobili could not achieve.
For months now, the work team representing Bolmaro has believed that the boy will be chosen between positions 15 and 35. When they adjust the caliber even more, they talk that something logical would be between 20 and 25.
To be under 30 would be a blow, since it would mean being chosen in the second round, with which he would not have a guaranteed contract and would be tied to the will of the franchise that selects him, as happened to Luis Scola with San Antonio Spurs, That was never decided, so Luifa’s arrival in the NBA took 5 years since he was elected.