Weaver gets another gigantic opportunity Wednesday night, when the 2020 NBA draft gets underway after it was postponed five months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Weaver wasted no time once the NBA’s trade moratorium lifted Monday, shipping shooting guard Bruce Brown to the Brooklyn Nets for wing Dzanan Musa, a future second-round pick and cash. The move seemingly has a domino effect on the team’s draft and free agency plans, and is our first clue of Weaver’s vision for the franchise.
The draft is Weaver and his new staff’s big opportunity to move the team forward, as they own the No. 7 overall pick. That’s the highest pick the franchise has held since 2010, when Greg Monroe was drafted.
And remember, free agency negotiations can begin 6 p.m. on Friday, and the start to the 2020-21 NBA season is Dec. 22, a month from Sunday. Buckle up!
NBA draft info
Where: Bristol, Conn.
Time: 8 p.m.
TV/streaming: ESPN, Watch ESPN App.
Picks 1-7: Minnesota, Golden State, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Atlanta, Detroit.
Top prospects: LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman.
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