Warriors would reportedly draft Anthony Edwards if they pick No. 1 overall

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The Golden State Warriors would reportedly select Anthony Edwards with the No. 1 overall pick.

The Golden State Warriors are understandably doing their due diligence when it comes to the top prospects in the 2020 NBA Draft. As a result, they’ve been connected to seemingly every prospect in discussion for a top-five pick.

Part of the reason for the lack of certainty has come because of the fact that no one knows when exactly the team will be selecting come mid-October. The draft lottery has been pushed back to August and the only thing the Warriors are guaranteed is a top-five pick.

But they do have the best odds of securing the elusive No. 1 overall pick. They may be relatively slim odds, but they have as good a chance as any other team has of landing the top pick in the draft.

And if they do manage that selection, it’s seemingly becoming clear who they’ll take.

Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Saturday that the Warriors are expected to take Georgia guard Anthony Edwards if they land the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

That is, of course, if the team was to stay put at No. 1 overall and not trade down or trade out entirely. In what isn’t exactly considered to be the best draft class in recent memory, there is no consensus top prospect unlike in previous years.

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And if the Warriors don’t see the value at that top spot and another team does, a trade remains very much in play. But again, Golden State isn’t guaranteed the top selection.

What if the Warriors don’t have the No. 1 overall pick?

Letourneau continued with his report speculating who the Warriors might select if they were given a pick anywhere from No. 2 to 5. He specifically named Iowa State’s Tyrese Haliburton, Auburn’s Isaac Okoro, and Israel’s Deni Avdija as three players the team would have interest in.

Others who have been connected with the team are Dayton’s Obi Toppin, Memphis’ James Wiseman, and LaMelo Ball. So basically every top prospect in the class.

We’re still a long way out from the 2020 NBA Draft — even though it feels like it should be much sooner — so the Warriors will have plenty of time to come to a consensus.

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But at least as of now, it appears as though they’ve decided who the No. 1 player on their board is. As for the rest, they have around four months to figure it out.