What Warriors should do with the 2020 No. 2 pick, according to Rick Barry
Hall of Famer Rick Barry has chimed in on what the Golden State Warriors should do with the second overall pick in the 2020 draft.
Barry recently appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area’s “Runnin’ Plays” podcast with Grant Liffmann and Kerith Burke. In the show, he expressed his belief that the Warriors should trade the pick if there’s a star player out there who can “contribute now.”
“If you don’t have a player that you feel confident can step right in and be an integral part of your success to try to compete for a championship — and he’s some player that you think may be able to help you two or three years down the road — do you want to take him?” the Warriors legend said.
“Their time is now. They need to get somebody who’s gonna contribute now. And if there is someone out there that you can trade for, then perhaps you take a look at that and give it some serious consideration.
“If you’re going to compete for championships with these three guys (Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green) — if you surround them with the right people — you gotta do it now. You can’t wait three years.”
The Warriors had the worst record in the NBA in 2019-20. Golden State superstar point guard Stephen Curry only appeared in five games due to a broken hand, while All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson didn’t play at all as he recovers from his ACL tear.
Multiple reports have linked the Warriors with Georgia guard Anthony Edwards. It’s going to be fascinating to see what Dubs general manager Bob Myers and head coach Steve Kerr decide to do with the second pick.
Golden State will surely be motivated to quiet the critics next season after people tagged their dynasty as over. The Warriors should be a playoff team with Curry, Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green leading the way.