The Golden State Warriors have revealed they are open to trading down in this year’s draft.
The 15-50 Warriors have the league’s worst record by far, which means they have a 14 percent chance of landing the No. 1 pick and 52 percent chance of landing a top-four pick.
Warriors owner Joe Lacob said all options would be on the table in a conversation with The Athletic’s Tim Kawakami on The TK Show.
“We’re gonna look at all scenarios,” Lacob said. “Honestly. I’m not gonna hide this — we’re gonna look at drafting someone at our position. Maybe we trade down — that’s a possibility.
“I’m not saying it’s preferred or not preferred. I’m just saying it’s something we have to look at it. We’re gonna look at all options.”
One on hand, a season that will be potentially lost to the coronavirus pandemic could be the best possible time to tank.
On the other hand, this year’s draft class appears to be one of the weakest in recent years.
LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman and Anthony Edwards are all expected to vie for that No.1 spot, but none of them are considered to be sure things.
And with those guys likely being longer-term projects, it could well make sense for the Warriors to trade their pick for a player that can help them right away, especially considering they’ll be ready to contend again next season with Steph Curry, Klay Thompsons, Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green all raring to go.