The NBA Draft Lottery is now complete, and the Dubs will have the second-overall pick. Although Golden State didn’t get the top selection, this is a win for the organization that should be back in contention for an NBA championship during the 2020-21 season.
Here is the complete order:
NBA Draft Lottery order— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 21, 2020
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Once it was revealed that the Chicago Bulls and Charlotte Hornets had jumped up into the top four, I was worried that the Warriors pick would tumble down to No. 5. But, it looks like the ping pong balls bounced their way.
General manager Bob Myers now knows what he is working with to fill out the roster around the championship core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. Myers can elect to use the pick on a prospect that he feels can come in and contribute right away, or look to move the second-overall selection for a veteran.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said that the pick is, “very much in play,” for a trade, which isn’t shocking, considering the position the franchise is in with three All-Stars on the roster. Anthony Edwards is considered the front-runner to be the No. 1 pick, but that could make for an awkward fit next to former Warrior D’Angelo Russell.
Big man James Wiseman (who Jay Bilas compared to Chris Bosh during the broadcast) is an intriguing option. The Dubs have a clear need at the 5-spot, and he has all of the tools you can ask for when looking for a long-term answer at the center position.
The good news is every option is available to Myers. Golden State will hold virtual workouts with several prospects leading up to the Oct. 16 draft, and if one of them stands out above the others, it will make his choice much easier.
We waited for months, and now we finally know!
What do you think the Warriors will do with their first-round pick? Trade it or keep it? If they do keep it, which player do you want the Dubs to select?