1. Trade the pick (All-in)
Let’s face it, even if the first two options go exactly to plan, it could be decades before the Golden State Warriors have another chance to win a championship. They need to strike while the iron is hot.
The window for winning a title can be slammed shut without a moment’s notice. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green aren’t getting any younger but they are still among the best players in the association. It’s unlikely the Dubs will have a new trio as strong as these three anytime in the near future.
As a result, the best option is to trade their draft pick and go all-in on the next few seasons. With Andre Iguodala’s $17 million dollar trade exception, the Dubs have plenty of wiggle room to make a trade work.
Whoever it may be, the Warriors better work quickly to find a suitable trade partner so they can take full advantage of their championship window before it’s closed.