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Nine 2020 NBA draft second-round sleepers and steals

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When the 2020 NBA draft arrives on Oct. 16, who are the sleepers and potential second-round picks poised to make the biggest impact?

Every year, important NBA contributors are found beyond the first round.

Draft experts Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz and Kevin Pelton nominate nine players who might flourish in the league despite modest expectations -- the prospects who could outplay some of the players picked before them.

Along with our nine scouting reports, we've included Pelton's stats-only draft projections.

Best available: Our ranking of the top 100 NBA draft prospects