The Golden State Warriors will still be keeping an eye on the 2020 NBA Draft despite recent events. Here are three players they could look to target.
For the past decade, the end of the NBA regular season has marked the beginning of an epic postseason run for the Golden State Warriors.
However, as the 2019-2020 season winds down (and may have officially wound down), the injury decimated team has their sights set on a much different prize — the top overall pick in the NBA Draft.
An ACL tear has led to a year-long absent by sharpshooter Klay Thompson, while a broken hand has robbed former MVP Stephen Curry of most of the campaign. This has led to a shocking, league-worst, 15-49 record by a team many predicted would earn a playoff spot in the West.
However, fans in the Bay Area still have great reason for optimism. Curry has already made his return to the court, while Thompson is expected to be fully healthy by the start of offseason workouts.
The team also has the benefit of three first-round picks and four second-round selections over the next two NBA drafts.
One of these picks brings a special excitement to the franchise. The Warriors are in a prime position to hold the first overall pick in the June draft.
While there had been speculation that the team could use that pick as an asset to acquire a superstar like Giannis Antetokounmpo or trade for Karl-Anthony Towns, Bob Myers and company also have the option of adding their choice of top collegiate prospect.
Here are the top three players that the team should target.