Instead of suiting up for their sixth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors are circling a different event on the calendar. For the first time since 2002, the Warriors will have the opportunity to make a selection in the top-five picks of the NBA Draft.
In November, Steve Kerr and Bob Myers will be on the clock with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 edition of the draft. With a little over a month on the calendar until draft night, NBA Mock Drafts are taking a shot at calling what the Warriors will do on Nov. 18.
With Golden State’s championship core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green in place, mock drafts have been spread out on what the Warriors could do at No. 2. Will they eye an established prospect to help right away? Do they build for the future around a prospect laced with potential? Players from the frontcourt and wing have been listed alongside the Warriors in mock drafts.
To help narrow down mock draft season, NBA.com compiled a consensus mock based on the results of 10 predictions from different media outlets.
With the No. 2 pick in the consensus mock, the Warriors added playmaking point guard LaMelo Ball. According to Drew Packham of NBA.com, the 6-foot-7 wing is a “franchise-changing guard.”
Dynamic ballhandler with innate passing ability who can step in immediately as a team’s point guard. Will need to work on his shot, but Ball is a franchise-changing guard.
The Chino Hills product landed in the Bay Area in four out of the 10 mock drafts used in NBA.com’s consensus.
View NBA.com’s full mock here.
In 12 games in Australia’s NBL, the 19-year-old guard averaged 17.0 points on 37.5% shooting from the field with 7.6 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 1.6 steals. Ball averaged 25.0% from beyond the arc on 6.7 attempts per contest.