There have been several trade rumors among the teams within the lottery going into the 2020 NBA draft, but the first trade in the draft didn't happen until the 16th election.
The Warriors, fresh from the news of Klay Thompson's leg injury, picked James Wiseman (C, Memphis) with the number 2 after the Timberwolves picked Anthony Edwards (SG, Georgia) as number 1.
The Hornets also stayed in third place, taking LaMelo Ball (PG, USA). There had been talk of trying to make the choice, hoping to land a star like Russell Westbrook.
The first in-draft deal was made between the Rockets and Pistons, with Detroit receiving Trevor Ariza and the draft rights to Isaiah Stewart (PF, Washington) and Houston getting a future first classic.
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Sporting News followed all of the in-draft trades reported below.
NBA Draft Trade Tracker 2020
(Player selection in brackets)
* Details not fully published
Celtics Trade Pick for Grizzlies *
Grizzlies get 30th pick (Desmond Bane)
Pelicans trade pimples for nuggets *
Nuggets Receive 24th Choice (RJ Hampton)
Knicks Trade Pick on Timberwolves
Timberwolves get 23rd pick (Leandro Bolmaro) Knicks get 25th pick (Immanuel Quickley), 33rd pick.
Clippers trade pick via Brooklyn for Pistons
Pistons Received 19. Pick (Saddiq Bey), Rodney McGruderClippers Received Luke KennardNets Received Landry Shamet
Timberwolves swap for Thunder
Donner received 17th election (Aleksej Pokusevski) Timberwolves received Ricky Rubio, 25th election (Immanuel Quickley) and 28th election (Jaden McDaniels)
Rockets are exchanged for pistons
Pistons received Trevor Ariza, 16th overall selection (Isaiah Stewart) Missiles received future selection in the first round
Jazz Trade Pick to Knicks
Knicks get the 23rd overall victory (Leandro Bolmaro) Jazz the 27th overall victory (Udoka Azubuike) and the 38th overall victory (Saben Lee)
Trail blazers swap for rockets
Rockets receive 16th overall win (Isaiah Stewart), 2021 First Round PickTrail Blazers receive F Robert Covington
Lakers swap for Thunder
Thunder receives the 28th overall victory (Jaden McDaniels), Danny GreenLakers Dennis Schroder
Thunder Trade Pick at Wizards *
Wizards Receive 53rd Choice (Cassius Winston)
Pelicans exchange pimples for hornets *
Hornets receive 42nd election (Nick Richards)
Wizards Trade Pick vs. Thunder *
Thunder received 37th election (Vit Krejci).
76ers swap for Mavericks
Mavericks get 36th election (Tyler Bey), Josh Richardson76ers get Seth Curry
Jazz Trade Pick to Pistons
Pistons received 38th Pick (Saben Lee), Tony BradleyJazz received cash considerations.
76ers swap for Thunder
Thunder gets Al Horford, 34th overall winner (Theo Maledon) and 2025 first-round pick76s get Danny Green