The Golden State Warriors will consider trading their 2020 first-round pick, and their best move may be to trade it but to stay in the draft’s lottery.
There will be a plethora of ways the Golden State Warriors can rid themselves of their 2020 first-round pick. While that may not be the ultimate goal, the team will consider trading it, a report that will likely bring many offers to the table.
The Warriors are only in this position because of their 15-50 record.
They were only in that position because of injuries to Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry. Those two combined for a mere five games this season, absolutely killing the chance the Warriors had a sixth straight Finals appearance. However, it did bring back their top-20 protected first-round pick.
There have been other clear silver linings as well.
This season hasn’t been a complete waste, and gaining a top pick in the upcoming draft is a huge plus. Being able to rebound next season will make it all worth it if they can secure their star of the future.
However, they won’t have that chance if they trade their pick for a developed low-level star or a future pick. They need to think about trading back into the draft. After all, they’ve had extremely good luck with the mid-to-late lottery — just look at where the team took Thompson and Curry.
That said, let’s dive into three reasons why it’d be a good idea for the team to trade the pick but to stay in the draft’s lottery.