Will the Warriors keep their likely top-4 pick in NBA draft?

Why the Warriors should trade down at the 2020 NBA Draft

The Golden State Warriors are torn between winning with what worked with their veterans or feed a promising prospect and help shape him into one of them.

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are returning next season and Draymond Green will surely have a high morale again. 

Eric Paschall was a revelation but he had that play in him ever since. It just happened to get attention with Curry and Thompson out.

Now that the two superstars are returning, there is the dilemma of either trading a potential top four pick in the NBA draft or keep it despite the possibility of limiting its touches.

Warriors open to trading likely top-4 pick

The Warriors are anticipating a return to their winning ways with the return of their two superstar snipers. 

With that said, management has entertained the possibility of letting go go their likely top-four draft pick.

Their 15-50 record before the season got postponed gives them a 
14 percent chance of landing the No. 1 pick, and a 52 percent chance of landing a top-four pick. They have at least Top 5 guaranteed.

Warriors owner Joe Lacob was interviewed regarding a possible trade for their sure top 5 pick. He didn't make any assurances whether or not they will keep or trade the pick.

“We're gonna look at all scenarios,” Lacob said. “Honestly. I'm not gonna hide this — we're gonna look at drafting someone at our position. Maybe we trade down — that's a possibility. I'm not saying it's preferred or not preferred. I'm just saying it's something we have to look at it.

“We're gonna look at all options,” he concluded.

It's not like the Warriors intentionally tanked. They simply sucked without their two leading scorers.

Who is a good fit for the Warriors?

The 2020 draft class is being considered a weak class with some calling it the weakest in years. It doesn't mean there aren't any promising prospects though.

Georgia forward Anthony Edwards, Memphis center James Wiseman, and LaMelo Ball are projected to be the top 3 picks respectively. Among the three picks, Wiseman is the best fit for the Warriors by virtue of necessity.

The team already has Curry, Thompson, Green, and Andrew Wiggins to fill the four starting spots. They need a young center at the starting spot who will benefit a lot from the experience of being included in direct plays with the veterans.

Dayton forward and consensus National Player of the Year Obi Toppin is another player on the Warriors' radar. Though a good choice too, playing alongside Green, Paschall, and Marquese Chriss will only deprive him of growth.

If you want an example of deprived growth, ask Mo Bamba why the Orlando Magic shouldn't have drafted him.

Should the Warriors trade their top draft pick? Who should they draft shall they decide to keep the pick? Leave a comment and tell us what you think.

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