Orlando Magic Redraft: Where does Cole Anthony Rank among his draft class

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Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic

Cole Anthony is in a crowded point guard room for the Orlando Magic that still has room to grow. Mandatory Credit: Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports

The 2020 NBA Draft class has the potential to be a great draft class.

That is something incredible considering how poor everyone thought the draft would be on draft night. It was not considered a particularly strong draft at the top. And the delay of the draft by several months because of the pandemic only dimmed the expectations for this draft class.

It was a difficult rookie year for all the players in the draft class. But several players quickly emerged. And just two years into their careers, this draft class has already exceeded expectations.

It already has an All-Star in LaMelo Ball and multiple players who can be an All-Star in the future — especially top overall pick Anthony Edwards after helping the Minnesota Timberwolves reach the playoffs last season.

The Orlando Magic had one pick but seemingly made the best of it.

The 2020 NBA Draft class has already seemingly exceeded expectations as several players seem on the verge of stardom. The Orlando Magic have to be happy with Cole Anthony at No. 15 as we look to redraft the class.

Having pick No. 15, you would think most of the best talent would be gone. But the Magic seem to have a future star in Cole Anthony. He led the Magic in scoring and assists last year and was third in rebounds, showing plenty of burst especially early in the season as he routinely took over games and generated some early All-Star buzz.

Every team wants to have the best draft every year and wants to think they nailed the draft, or even got the best player. So where does Cole Anthony rank among his fellow 2020 draftees?

It is never too early to assess Anthony against his fellow draftmates.

The Top 10

These are how I would Rank the top 10 players of the draft class. We will get to the explanation here in a moment:

  1. Anthony Edwards
  2. Lamelo Ball
  3. Tyrese Maxey
  4. Tyrese Haliburton
  5. Desmond Bane
  6. Cole Anthony
  7. Saddiq Bey
  8. Immanuel Quickley
  9. James Wiseman
  10. Patrick Williams

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