No automatic-star talent
This coming draft isn’t filled with talent that could blossom into the next superstar.
There’s no Ja Morant or Zion Williamson. Anthony Edwards, a player that has dropped over 30 in a half at Georgia, has shown the ability to take over, but his inconsistency could create a problem for his draft stock. International talent isn’t phenomenal but does pose some potential.
It also feels like the Golden State Warriors know the lack of talent in this draft is a concern. After all, why else would they trade for the Wolves’ 2021 first-round pick instead of potentially adding another top pick to this draft?
Next season, with players like Cade Cunningham and Jalen Green being available. Even Evan Mobley may potentially have more positives as an offensive threat than James Wiseman. Those players make trading back with a team likely not to have a top pick worth it.
Yes, the Warriors need to get value for the pick, and they should only deal it to a team like New York, Sacramento, Cleveland, or any other team likely to still be at the bottom of the standings, but nonetheless they should deal it.
The Warriors have all they need to make a playoff run last season, but that pick, combined with the lack of true stardom and potential replacements in free agency, should be the reason they look to deal it.