The Golden State Warriors may look to deal their 2020 first-round pick, and there certainly are some potential pros to that move.
The one thing that typically accompanies the No. 1 overall pick is the worst record in the league. Well, until the NBA Draft Lottery, the Warriors will be projected to snag that pick given their league-worst 15-50 record.
However, it’s unlikely that the team with the worst record would pass up on a prime opportunity to get the best prospect entering the NBA.
The Warriors are different though. Given the stardom on their team, it doesn’t come at a shock that they’ll consider trading their first-round pick, one that was only retained because the team put a top-20 protection on it.
Being plagued with such a horrific season was only due to the fact that Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry, the two Golden State stars combined for five games all season long. After both had made the last five All-Star games, losing players of their caliber certainly caused mayhem to ensue.
That was to be expected though, and now they’ll have a first-round pick to deal. Trading that pick will be advantageous for the Warriors, and here are three reasons why.