The Golden State Warriors‘ 2019-20 season has come to an end, leaving them out of a trip to Walt Disney World and now looking at what's to come during the 2020-21 season.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, veteran players are already lining up to join Golden State, anticipating a more-than-solid return in 2020-21.
The Warriors will also likely have top-five draft pick in their arsenal — a weapon that can be used by selecting a high-talent prospect or as a bargaining chip to reel in a star via trade. Either way, the Warriors are in great position to bounce back from a league-worst 15-50 season.
“They're going to look hard at guys like Anthony Edwards,” Charania said as a guest of Complex's Load Management podcast on Tuesday when asked what the Warriors would potentially do with the No. 1 overall draft pick. “They're going to look hard at maybe packaging the pick. I don't think they're going to rule that out either. You're looking at a veteran team, and there's already some veteran free agents that are looking at the Warriors. They're looking at them gearing up and loading back up. You have Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green back healthy. Now you've got [Andrew] Wiggins. They need a center, they need another maybe wing or guard coming off the bench, but other than that, this team is going to be geared up and loaded to go.”
The Warriors are expected to have a fully healthy Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson back in the lineup.
That alone puts them back in the conversation in the West, but they will need complementary pieces after they saw most of their bench crumble in the wake of the Kevin Durant sign-and-trade last offseason. Andrew Wiggins will hopefully be one of those pieces, but it's also only a matter of time before veteran players start lining up for consideration.
Oct. 18 is the date to watch, as that is likely when the NBA will hold its free agency after a truncated restart of the 2019-20 season.