REPORT: Warriors’ detailed plan for 2020 top pick, revealed
The Golden State Warriors are one of the three teams that will have the best odds to get the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft since they had the worst record in the league in 2019-20.
With that said, according to Connor Letourneau of The San Francisco Chronicle, the Warriors’ front office will draft Georgia’s Anthony Edwards if the franchise does in fact land the first pick and doesn’t trade down.
However, they also have plans in case their pick lands between No. 2 and No. 5.
Sources have indicated to The Chronicle that, if the Warriors land the No. 1 pick and decide not to trade down, they’ll likely take Georgia’s Anthony Edwards.
If Golden State lands anywhere between No. 2 and No. 5, it’ll strongly consider Iowa State’s Tyrese Haliburton, Auburn’s Isaac Okoro and Israel’s Deni Avdija, among others.
If Golden State takes Edwards, they would have three explosive backcourt scorers. Curry and Thompson are two of the best guards in the NBA, while Edwards showed at Georgia he can put the ball into the net effortlessly.
In 32 games for Georgia, Edwards averaged 19.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists. The Atlanta native also shot 40.2 percent from the field.
The Warriors were humbled in 2019-20 after going to five straight Finals. However, everyone in the NBA knows Curry, Thompson and Green are going to be extra motivated in 2020-21 to show that the Dubs are still a dynasty. Only time will tell if that is truly the case.