It’s no secret that Golden State Warriors is in a unique position in the NBA draft. Unlike many of the teams holding the picks at the top of the draft, the Warriors are gearing up for a knockout match – rather than a whole rebuild.
With Golden State’s No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 draft as the head of the season, Bob Myers and Steve Kerr will be responsible for filling out the roster around their core consisting of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins.
If a prospect doesn’t match Golden State’s plans for a post-season return, the Warriors could turn the # 2 overall pick for already established NBA talent.
When it comes to commercial markets, ESPN̵7;s Zach Lowe reported that both the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Golden State Warriors have explored trading their top picks for an “All-NBA Star”.
It is rare that options 1 and 2 are given to teams in winning stages from now on. According to sources, both the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Golden State Warriors have explored trading their picks for All-NBA-level stars, but no such deal (currently) is likely to come true. realistic.
According to Lowe, teams have shown “no interest” in trading players like Bradley Beal, Devin Booker and Ben Simmons.
The Wizards said that they are not interested in trading Beal for both picks. Ditto for Phoenix with Devin Booker and Philadelphia with Ben Simmons. Again: If Beal coerces Washington, a package that focuses on option 1 is nothing to be dismissed. Players one tier or less may not be worth picking the top two
If the deal fails, the Warriors will have a chance to find top leads such as James Wiseman of Memphis, Deni Avdjia from Maccabi Tel Aviv, Tyrese Haliburton of Iowa State or Devin Vassell of Florida.
With the NBA draft two weeks away, the Warriors still have time to work out a deal for a talented All-Star player. Golden State may add options in the first round of 2021 they have in the Wiggins-D’Angelo Russell deadline day trade to entice teams looking for a deal.
However, if teams don’t offer players, Kerr and Myers will need to get creative if they plan to build a trading pack around their first pick.