Warriors: 3 realistic trades for the No. 2 overall draft pick

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The Golden State Warriors could consider these three trades for their No. 2 overall pick.

The 2020 NBA Draft lottery is officially over and the draft lottery order has been cemented. For the first time in recent memory, the Golden State Warriors find themselves in an unfamiliar position — as a team with a top pick.

The Warriors were awarded the second overall selection in the draft after finishing with the league’s worst record in 2019-2020.

This is a fascinating asset for a team that expects to have a healthy trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green playing at full strength when the season begins.

While the team could very well begin building the next era of Warriors’ basketball by selecting and developing top prospects like Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman, or LaMelo Ball.

However, based on the team’s apparent championship window, it feels as though general manager Bob Myers and head coach Steve Kerr will be more interested in trading the top pick for an established All-Star who can help the team return its championship pedigree immediately.

Where might they look to add talent? Which teams might be most interested in adding the No. 2 pick? Let’s take a look at three realistic trades that would allow Golden State to become top contenders again.

Note: All of these proposed trades are valid under league salary cap rules