Multiple media members have all said the same thing, Anthony Edwards is the best NBA Draft prospect for the Golden State Warriors.
The Golden State Warriors have been spending most of their hiatus determining which NBA Draft prospect is worthy of their 2020 first round pick. While the franchise has many different options, including potentially trading the pick, a few media members seem to agree that Anthony Edwards is the best available player.
NBC Sports did a solid job collecting opinions from some top media members. James Ham (NBC), Kevin O’Connor (The Ringer), Johnathan Givony and Mike Schmitz (ESPN), Krysten Peek (Yahoo) and Matt Norlander (CBS) all pick Edwards as the Dubs selection for the draft.
Their scouting reports for Edwards are pretty similar. He is an athletic guard with high upside and the potential to be a versatile two-way player. However, Edwards has much to prove as a decision-maker and his energy level on defense needs to improve.
Edwards’ lack of enthusiasm on defense may have come from him being forced to carry Georgia’s offense as a freshman last season. He did a solid job holding the offensive load, averaging 19.1 points per game and winning the SEC Rookie of the Year Award.
The young star needs to accept that he won’t be joining the Warriors as a franchise cornerstone. He will be playing behind two All-Stars and Andrew Wiggins for the foreseeable future. This is something that could create issues if Edwards isn’t prepared to drop his ego and buy into the Dubs culture.
The Warriors are still leaving their options open to trading their 2020 first round pick but Edwards may be the best prospect available should they choose not to exchange their draft rights.