The NBA has officially released plans to resume the NBA season. The plan involves 22 teams finishing out the season in Orlando. however, the Warriors will not be one of them. The off-season has arrived and now Bob Myers has tough decisions to make.
The Warriors ended the season with the leagues worst record. (15-50) That guarantee’s them a top-5 pick in this years NBA draft. They can elect to draft an all-star caliber player for the future. On the other hand, the pick could also used to trade for a veteran player who can impact immediately.
However, if I am Bob Myers there are 2 players you cannot afford to let slip away.
Anthony Edwards G/Georgia
Drafting Anthony Edwards would give the Warriors size, athletisim, and strength at the guard position. His 6’9 wingspan makes him disruptive on the defensive side of the ball. Additionally, his size and soft touch around the rim gives him an advantage against smaller guards offensively. Edwards could fill the void that the Warriors thought Jordan Poole would fill last year. A pure scoring threat that can come off the bench and balance out the second unit.
James Wiseman C/Memphis
James Wiseman is still an intriguing prospect despite his short stint in the NCAA. At 7’1 Wiseman has the tools to make an immediate impact at the NBA level. His size, strength, and explosiveness allows him to be effective on both ends of the floor. He is a tremendous floor runner in transition. In addition, he utilizes his size effectively on defense. In 3 games at Memphis he showcased his natural shot blocking ability that should translate well in the NBA. The Warriors lack size on their roster. Marquese Chriss played tremendous at center in Steve Kerr’s small ball line up last season, however, the Warriors are still lacking a true center.
The draft lottery will happen in late August. Also, the NBA draft will take place in October. That will give the Warriors the time they need to make a decision.