5 options for the Golden State Warriors if they land the No. 2 pick

ATHENS, GA - FEBRUARY 19: Anthony Edwards #5 of the Georgia Bulldogs gestures to the crowd in the final minutes of a game against the Auburn Tigers at Stegeman Coliseum on February 19, 2020 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
ATHENS, GA - FEBRUARY 19: Anthony Edwards #5 of the Georgia Bulldogs gestures to the crowd in the final minutes of a game against the Auburn Tigers at Stegeman Coliseum on February 19, 2020 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /
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Tyrese Haliburton

The Warriors have shown interest in Tyrese Haliburton, but most experts don’t expect him to sky into No. 1 pick conversation.

Haliburton saw his offensive scoring more than double in his second season at Iowa State, putting the young point guard on every team’s radar. He ended the shortened 2019-2020 college season averaging 15.2 points, 6.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game.

He even consistently showed off an elite deep ball, averaging 2.4 per game on 42% from downtown. His length and his playmaking along with that shooting provides every reason why it really makes sense for the Warriors to target the 6-foot-5 guard.

Haliburton would also help with the team’s need of a backup point guard, an area they’re reportedly prioritizing this offseason.

His ceiling isn’t quite the highest, limiting his draft stock, but the ability to shoot and score while also defend at a high level is apparently intriguing for Golden State. As we’ve seen, the Warriors don’t care where a prospect “should” go.

If they like them, they’re going to take them, and they like Tyrese Haliburton.