Golden State Warriors: 5 guards to consider in 2020 NBA Draft

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 31: RJ Hampton of the Breakers looks on during the round five NBL match between the New Zealand Breakers and the Cairns Taipans at Spark Arena on October 31, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 31: RJ Hampton of the Breakers looks on during the round five NBL match between the New Zealand Breakers and the Cairns Taipans at Spark Arena on October 31, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images) /
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4. R.J. Hampton

RJ Hampton has the potential to be the biggest sleeper pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. A highly coveted prospect coming out of high school, his stock has taken a huge hit after an underwhelming season overseas that was cut short due to injuries.

His youth and inexperience make him a tough option for the Golden State Warriors. The franchise is in dire need of players that are ready to compete immediately. Hampton’s game is simply too raw and unpolished for him to fit this mold.

But, no player in this draft class would benefit more from playing behind Stephen Curry than Hampton. Embracing a bench role and honing his craft with Curry as his mentor is the best possible path to redemption for Hampton.

Though he disappointed overseas, Hampton is still a capable scorer with a smooth feel for the game. It’s possible he blossoms into a three-level threat with proper development. Not to mention, his 6’5″ frame could one day make him a versatile defender.