LaMelo Ball Discusses Becoming Hornets Franchise Player

Ruben Hill
November 22, 2020

"It's an indescribable feeling", Edwards said.

The Timberwolves haven't been able to make the playoffs since 2018, and Edwards is expected to bring them back there alongside D'Angelo Russell and Karl Anthony Towns. So many emotions. My family is emotional.

"Just going through this adversity made me stronger as a person", Wiseman told ESPN shortly after the pick. He suffered the torn ACL during the deciding Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the champion Toronto Raptors.

That means the NBA's newest top recruits face being thrown in at the deep end after an unprecedented last leg of their journey to the league. There was considerable steam around Ball's name in public circles in the weeks leading up to the draft, but sources say the Wolves have been focused on Edwards for quite some time.

This could be a severe blow for the Warriors, who finished worst in the National Basketball Association this season.

The Golden State Warriors selected Memphis center James Wiseman at No. 2 and the Charlotte Hornets took a chance on point guard LaMelo Ball at No. 3 overall.

The Pistons had started wheeling and dealing even before their No. 7 number came up, making a trade to acquire another first-round selection less than an hour before the draft began.

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