Exploring three reasons why the Golden State Warriors should try and trade their top draft pick for an established star
Assuming that the 2019-20 NBA regular season is not resumed and completed, the Golden State Warriors will have a great chance at landing the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. They will at least get a top 3 selection. In such a unique circumstance, there’s a legit question about whether or not the Warriors should make or trade the pick.
By doing nothing this offseason, even if they didn’t have a top draft pick, the Warriors would jump back into contention in the Western Conference this season. They will be returning Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson both from injury and acquired Andrew Wiggins at the NBA Trade Deadline.
Draymond Green will not the player he once was is still one of the better defenders in the NBA. Adding a top 3 draft pick would surely make the Warriors a dangerous team in the West. However, if this team wants to overtake the Los Angeles Lakers or LA Clippers, you’d have to assume that they’d have to hit an absolute home run in the draft.
They’d need to select a player that is ready to contribute from day 1 and a player that will be able to play in high-pressure situations. The alternative, however, might be the better course of action for the Warriors in the immediate future.
If the Warriors could swing the No. 1 overall pick, and package it will another player (perhaps Draymond or Wiggins) for a more established star or super-role player, it could make the Warriors all the more dangerous in the West.
The NBA has changed since the last time the Warriors were at the top of the mountain. If they really are light-years away, they will do the same. Here are three reasons why Golden State should trade their top pick rather than draft and hope whoever they take is ready to compete.