After a horrid 2019-20 NBA season, the Golden State Warriors are retooling for the 2020-21 season. With a healthy core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, tertiary pieces like Andrew Wiggins and a good bench, the Warriors will be competitive again.
The big picture: The Warriors will get a top pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. The question is, who should Golden State draft based on their needs?
How the Warriors stack up
As it stands, the Warriors have six guards signed for the 2020-21 season. But only three of them are guaranteed: Curry, Thompson and Jordan Poole. The other three – Damion Lee, Ky Bowman and Mychal Mulder – have partially-guaranteed contracts.
Lee recently got a contract extension and Bowman averaged 7.4 points, 2.9 assists, 2.7 rebounds and a steal in 22.6 minutes a game. Meanwhile, Mulder averaged 11 points, three points and one assists in about 30 minutes a game. But he shot under 40% and only 30% from the 3-point line in the seven games – with three starts – he played.
In the frontcourt, Golden State has Wiggins, Green, Kevon Looney, Marquese Chriss, Eric Paschall and Alen Smailagic. The first three players signed long-term contracts so they’re not going anywhere while the last two are draft picks. That leaves Chriss’ partially-guaranteed contact.