The Golden State Warriors hold the No. 2 pick in next month’s NBA Draft, after a season in which they finished with the worst record in the league. But Golden State will be ready to contend next season, and the No. 2 pick could be available in a trade.
With a healthy Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry set to return next season, the Warriors could prefer to add an established star in a trade with this pick, rather than selecting a rookie.
There are a few intriguing scenarios that could play out with this pick. Does a team offer up a star in an effort to get to No. 2? Does a team package multiple first round picks to entice the Warriors to move out of the second pick?
Golden State figures to entertain any and all trade options for this pick over the next few weeks as the draft draws closer.
Let’s take a look at five teams who should pursue the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft in a trade.