The Golden State Warriors’ upcoming NBA Draft pick is on the market. Rather than trading out of the draft completely, the Dubs should look for a later pick.
The entire league understands the Golden State Warriors are open to trading their upcoming NBA draft pick. But, nobody seems sure if the Warriors will trade out of the draft entirely or simply look for a selection farther in the order.
Both options have potential. If the Warriors looked to trade out of the draft, that would likely mean they are aiming for a more talented player in return. Andre Iguodala’s $17 million dollar trade exception will help give them the freedom they need to flip this pick for a more valuable player.
Still, the best option for the franchise would be to stay in the draft. While they aren’t in desperate need for a top prospect, it’s important to keep stashing away young talent in the event that the Warriors need to begin a rebuild sooner than they want to.
There are only a few players in this draft that seem to have All-Star projections. As for the rest of the class, there are a few prospects with promising futures as high-quality role players. This is the type of player the Dubs should be targetting.
A versatile wing such as Isaac Okoro could be on their list. Or, a rim-running big-man like Onyeka Okongwu. If they want to find a backup for Stephen Curry, Tyrese Haliburton will probably be on the board later in the lottery.
The Warriors should look to swap picks with a team further down in the order. Not only will this help them acquire some immediate help but it will allow them to collect another prospect to add to their developing core.
Eric Paschall is the team’s most intriguing member but Ky Bowman and Jordan Poole have the ability to become reliable producers as well. Adding another promising player to this core could be huge for the franchise.