The Golden State Warriors may consider trading their 2020 first-round pick, and here are three reasons why it’s a bad idea.
It was obvious after the fourth game of the season: the Golden State Warriors were going to be the NBA’s worst team. The original goal was for Stephen Curry to help lead the team as Klay Thompson continued his rehab.
Thompson was preparing for a spring return after tearing his ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals. Well, when Stephen Curry fractured his left hand in the fourth game of the season against the Suns, the season was over.
The staff knew it. Fans knew it, and it seems likely the players knew it.
While D’Angelo Russell was on the roster doing his best to lead the team, the Warriors continued to struggle, and when the league was suspended, the Dubs were the only team not in playoff contention.
Their 15-50 record will likely gift them the first pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. At the very least, they’ll be looking at the top odds, tied with the two other worst teams in the league at a 14% chance for that top pick.
What will they do with that pick?
They may consider trading it, but there are certainly going to be both pros and cons to dealing the pick. That said, having already looked at the pros, let’s dive into three cons that may come from dealing the team’s 2020 first-round pick.