Less potential for immediate help
Trading for a potential star could be a great thing for the Warriors, but the keyword in that phrase is potential. While players like Bradley Beal and Giannis Antetokounmpo may be amazing additions to the Warriors, they have already built chemistry elsewhere.
Superstars are great to add to any team, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they will blend in perfectly with the Golden State Warriors dynamic. After all, did we not just see D’Angelo Russell not fit well with the Warriors?
On the flip side of the coin though, if the Warriors keep their number one pick and snag some of the best draftees, they can groom them into the next perfect Warrior. Better yet, they can get the exact player that they want.
The Warriors don’t need just any star to be added to their franchise. They made two straight Finals without Kevin Durant, so they clearly aren’t needing that third star to get to the league’s brighest stage.
Like with Durant, who fit perfectly, the Warriors need a player that could come in and thrive. That player may be found in the draft, not in a trade where demand will more than likely be too high.