From first to worst. The great dynasty that is the Golden State Warriors was decimated by injuries during the 2019 NBA Finals which caused them to fall to the Toronto Raptors. These injury woes continued into this season but could present an intriguing opportunity in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Kevin Durant left town for the Brooklyn Nets but the other key members were unable to get on the floor. Klay Thompson did not play this season due to a torn ACL that he suffered in the NBA Finals.
Both Stephen Curry and Draymond Green missed significant time with different injuries. This led the the Warriors having a 15-50 record at the time of the break in the season due to COVID-19.
The Warriors were not eligible to participate in the restart of the season and will eye the draft in October. Golden State was one of the favorites to land the No. 1 pick but they were jumped by the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Warriors landed the second-overall pick which will give them another great talent to join their already stacked roster.
There are many options for the Warriors in this draft. They could keep the pick and add a wing, they could trade down, or even trade out of the first round. This is a chance for Golden State to add a quality rookie to a roster of Curry, Thompson, Green, and Andrew Wiggins.
With that being said, let’s dive into three options that the Warriors should consider in the 2020 NBA Draft.