We have heard that the Dubs may look at a big man like Memphis’ James Wiseman, or USC’s Onyeka Okongwu. But, if the Warriors decide to go with a point guard, they apparently already know who they would go with.
The SF Chronicle’s Connor Letourneau says that he has heard general manager Bob Myers and co. have Iowa State’s Tyrese Haliburton as their No. 1 rated point guard, above both LaMelo Ball and Killian Hayes:
“If Golden State lands anywhere between No. 2 and No. 5, it will seriously consider Haliburton,”
Haliburton did a bit of everything for the Cyclones during his sophomore season. He averaged 15.2 points, 6.5 assists and 5.9 rebounds over 22 games before injuring his wrist in February.
The 6’5 Haliburton shot 42% from beyond the arc, and his known to be a high IQ player. Haliburton has the leadership qualities you want in a point guard, who knows his defensive rotations and is vocal on both ends of the floor. He also makes the right decisions with the ball in his hands, and is a knockdown shooter.
One of the knocks on Haliburton is his strength, which is easily fixable, and he will need to work on being more of a scorer off the dribble.
It is interesting to see Letourneau say that the Dubs will consider Haliburton between two and five, but not at No. 1. If the Warriors do get the top pick, I wonder if they’re leaning towards Anthony Edwards, Wiseman or Okongwu.
Haliburton will have the time to develop his game behind Steph Curry, but could be a valuable contributor on a Golden State team that has its sights set on being a contender in 2020-21.
What do you think of Haliburton? Do you think he would be a good fit with the Warriors, or are you hoping they go with Ball or Hayes if they with a point guard?
On to some more links:
Should the Warriors consider bringing back Andrew Bogut? The 35-year-old is considering returning to the NBA season. (Yahoo! Sports)
It was an ugly season for the Dubs, but one of their assistant coaches is optimistic about the team’s future. Ron Adams is expecting the team to bounce back after a transitional year. (h/t Josh Schrock NBC Bay Area)
We now know when the NBA is planning on holding the Draft Lottery. The Athletic’s Shams Charania gives some of the details behind the NBA’s proposal to resume the season.