2. Should the Warriors trade or keep coveted lottery pick?
The Warriors will soon be drafting in the lottery for the first time since the 2012 draft and could potentially land the first overall selection. However, wherever they end up in the lottery, would it be wise to keep the pick? The answer depends on the circumstances.
The Warriors are in a prime position either way, but they do have a difficult decision to make here. Several promising prospects will be heading to the draft soon, and depending on where the Warriors end up selecting, they have some exciting choices.
Dayton standout Obi Toppin’s parents shared their son’s desire to play for the team on the “Raising Fame” podcast. Toppin’s mother responded, “Golden State,” when asked by none other than Stephen Curry’s parents, where her son would like to play.
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Another option for the team is Anthony Edwards from Georgia, whom many mock drafts have the Warriors selecting. Edwards is arguably the best player in the upcoming draft and makes the most sense for Golden State out of all prospects.
However, another route the team could take is to trade the pick for assets, potentially some already established players in the league.
A move like this also makes all the sense in the world for a team looking to jump back into contention next season immediately, but what they plan to do with their pick remains unknown.
Say the Warriors land the number one overall draft selection and a desperate teams offers them a king’s ransom in exchange, would they turn it down? It is a win-win for the Warriors either way and will be interesting to see how things play out.
All signs point to the Warriors holding onto their draft pick and selecting Toppin or Edwards, but anything can happen.