Golden State Warriors Draft Rumors: 2020 NBA Draft to be held virtually

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 01: Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers walks past Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors as Curry signs autographs before their game against the Boston Celtics at ORACLE Arena on April 1, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 01: Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers walks past Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors as Curry signs autographs before their game against the Boston Celtics at ORACLE Arena on April 1, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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The 2020 NBA Draft, one in which the Golden State Warriors were awarded a top-two pick, will be held virtually on November 18.

The Golden State Warriors have a vested interest in the preparation of the 2020 NBA Draft. Unlike in years past, they will have a top pick as the Warriors 2019-2020 season resulted in just 15 wins for the team.

Ever since Klay Thompson went down in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, Golden State knew this season wasn’t going to go as the couple had. Then, Stephen Curry went down in just the fourth game of the season. He returned and played just one game before the league was suspended.

With Kevin Durant also out, the Warriors fumbled the season. They were just 15-50. With the top odds in the NBA Draft Lottery, the Warriors didn’t have the ultimate luck. But, they did get the No. 2 overall pick.

However, this year’s draft won’t be like those that come before. It will be done virtually at ESPN.

“The 2020 NBA draft on Nov. 18 will be held virtually and hosted from ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Connecticut, the NBA and ESPN announced Thursday….Top players will join the telecast virtually,” an announcement from ESPN noted.

League commissioner Adam Silver will be in Bristol to announce the first round with deputy commissioner Mark Tatum there for the second round. This announcement came a bit before the discussion of potentially restarting the league on December 22.

It’ll be an interesting next few months, with one of the most underrated topics being the new CBA and its impact on the offseason. The CBA, the start of the new season, the combine, and much more have been impacted by Covid-19, and this won’t be the last we hear of it.

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With the top-two pick, the draft being virtual isn’t as big of a deal as the lack of a full-blown NBA Combine to help the team’s recruiting staff figure out who they’ll take. But, like everyone else, the Warriors will manage with what they’re given.