RUMORS: Warriors offered ‘interesting packages’ for 2020 no. 2 pick
The 2020 NBA Draft is just a week away and there’s still a cloud of uncertainty over what the Golden State Warriors will do with their second overall pick.
Most pundits and fans believe the safe choice would be to draft a young big that could fill the void in the their front court. But given the scarce talent in this year’s pool, the Dubs brass is reportedly heavily considering trading down to get established players in return.
Apparently, Golden State is leaning towards that direction and has already received some interesting offers from the other 29 teams in the league.
“Golden State has definitely had talks about moving down,” ESPN’s Brian Windhorst revealed on Monday in the latest episode of “The Jump” (via CBS Sports). “They have been offered some interesting packages from what I have been told, but nothing that has struck their fancy just yet.”
This year’s draft is indeed a peculiar one, with both teams who own the top two picks reportedly shopping their selections for the right deal. Aside from the Warriors, the Minnesota Timberwolves are also entertaining offers for their no.1 overall pick.
While the 2020 draft class isn’t exactly devoid of talent, the projected Top 3 picks are not exactly as promising compared to the lottery picks in recent years. Golden State has been linked to each of the perceived top players, namely Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball and James Wiseman.
Wild card picks like Deni Avdija and Onyeka Okongwu are also reportedly on their radar. If Golden State does drop down, these two may still fall onto their laps along with some nice assets who could help their bid to return to relevance in 2020-21.
The Warriors are expected to be in a win-now mode next campaign, especially with the return of the Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson from their respective injuries.
The Dubs’ front office is also no strangers to making surprising deals over the years, and maybe they’ll have something brewing come November 18.