3. Draft a safe prospect (Short term)
The Golden State Warriors don’t have to take any big risks this year. After all, the franchise just witnessed first hand how quickly things can go from bad to worse.
Most scouts agree that the 2020 NBA Draft isn’t stacked with superstar potential. Regardless, there are plenty of prospects that have all of the tools to be productive role players.
Names such as Tyrese Haliburton, a high IQ point guard from Iowa State, immediately come to mind. Haliburton has great poise and control of the game, making him a candidate to become a quality sixth man for any team needing a backup point guard.
Dayton forward Obi Toppin is also a seemingly safe pick. He is a proven shooter and can be a valuable stretch four at the NBA level.
What is the benefit of drafting a safe player? Well, this allows the Warriors to remain young while also being competitive in the present. A player like Toppin or Haliburton could fill in a bench role quickly for the Warriors.
Obviously, this option limits the Dubs’ chances of finding a future cornerstone. But, it might be the safest path the franchise could go down.