The Golden State Warriors are open to trading their 2020 first-round pick, a report that certainly does not come as a shock.
There’s no denying this has been a tough season for the Golden State Warriors.
They’re 15-50, and the only team not in playoff contention with the season currently suspended. However, they should bounce back since Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will healthy entering the 2020-2021 season.
Who they’ll surround their two stars with will matters. With the assets to make some blockbuster moves, the Warriors may be looking into dealing their 2020 first-round pick, one they retained because of a top-20 protection they put on it when trading it to Brooklyn.
According to NBC Sports’ Monte Poole, the Warriors will “consider” trading their 2020 first-round pick. And, make no mistake, general manager Bob Myers wants you to know that the team is considering it, not that it’s a done deal in any way.
“Now, I don’t know if the headline is going to be that we’re trading our pick. So, be clear that I said ‘consider.’” Myers said.
As we’ve noted before, it may not be the worst idea for the Warriors to deal the pick. They could get a potential lottery pick in an upcoming draft and then hopefully also bring in some high-ceiling players.
While those assets are relatively unknown, there are several potential fits that the Warriors could explore this offseason. However, what we don’t know is the mindset of the Warriors entering the next phase of their dynasty.
Do they want to prepare for the future or would they rather take their current team, build around it, and try to compete this coming season?
It’ll be tough to get the best of both worlds as extremely valuable players like Ja Morant, Zion Williamson and Jayson Tatum will not be on the table. These six players could be on the table, but having the assets for a few of them is another entire question.
The Warriors will have options, but the NBA Draft Lottery will ultimately give the value of the pick. With the top-tier talent all meshing together and no real No. 1 pick out there, the first pick won’t hold the same value that it has in previous drafts.
Either way, the value of the pick is yet to be seen, but we’ll know shortly where the Warriors will officially pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.