Stephen Curry’s trainer chimes in on ideal move for Warriors with no. 2 pick
To trade or not to trade? That seems to be the question for the Golden State Warriors as they own the second overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. They have the chance to get James Wiseman, Anthony Edwards or LaMelo Ball.
Much has been said about the Warriors’ enviable position. Some experts say they should keep it, some believe they should trade it for a more established and proven star to join the core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andrew Wiggins.
But should the Warriors decide to keep it, Curry’s personal trainer Brandon Payne has a suggestion on who they should get. In the most recent episode of the WarriorsWorld podcast, Payne said he likes the play of Anthony Edwards (via NBC Sports).
“The guy that really stands out to me is Anthony Edwards. I think Anthony Edwards is outstanding. I think he’s a guy that can do a lot of good things. I think he’s a guy that can score and defend from Day 1,” said Payne, who helped develop Curry into a two-time MVP.
Edwards, who is projected as a surefire top three pick, averaged 19.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1. 3 steal in his one-and-done stint with the Georgia Bulldogs. The 19-year-old guard, however, has to improve his shooting as he only 29.4 percent of his shots from long distance.
If he does get selected by the Warriors, Edwards won’t have any problems finding guys to help him improve his shooting with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson in his ear all year.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr, however, has already hinted that they are looking to acquire a big man through the NBA Draft or via trade.