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

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1. The Warriors could trade for Bradley Beal

  • Warriors get: Bradley Beal and No. 9 overall pick (2020)
  • Wizards get: Andrew Wiggins and No. 2 overall pick (2020)

This is by far the most interesting trade option on the board. While the re-emergence of John Wall may make the Wizards consider keeping their top asset in Bradley Beal, it seems clear that a Wall/Beal backcourt is not a model for championship success.

The move would give the Wizards a chance to start a minor rebuild around the second overall pick. This young star, added to the budding Rui Hachimura, would give Washington an interesting young core. They would also have Wall and Wiggins to use as building blocks or potential trade chips.

This move would be brilliant for Golden State. Beal is still just 27-years-old and is in the midst of an obvious prime.

He ascended to a new level in 2019-2020, averaging career highs in points (30.5) and assists (6.1) per game. He also shot a blistering 52 percent from two-point range and 35 percent from three.

This trade would add one of the most dangerous scorers in the league to the best shooting backcourt in league history. Imagine a crunch time lineup with Stephen Curry, Beal, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green.

The Warriors could also use their remaining assets (potentially including the No. 9 pick) to acquire a forward or center that would mesh well with this group.

Bob Myers should do everything he can to make this trade happen.