Golden State Warriors

Report: Warriors may ‘have little choice’ other than keeping its two lottery picks in NBA Draft

It’s no secret that the Golden State Warriors want to acquire a quality NBA veteran to help maximize their championship window, even if it means trading their two lottery picks in the upcoming NBA draft to do so.

And per a bevy of reports over the last few weeks, they’re certainly trying. Big-name players such as Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, Wizards G Bradley Beal and Raptors forward Pascal Siakam, among others, have been linked to the Warriors regarding potential blockbuster trades.

It’s all in the name of helping Golden State superstars Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green win another NBA title. But according to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Connor Letourneau, Warriors general manager Bob Myers might run into a brick wall with any grandiose trade efforts. The reason? It remains doubtful that any of those players are available.

And with the players the Warriors could possibly acquire, such as Siakam, Golden State likely doesn’t think they’re worth the hefty price it would take to make that trade.

Here’s the hard truth, from the perspective of Letourneau’s reporting. I definitely recommend his insightful article (link provided below, as always).

The truth is that Myers might have little choice other than to keep both of Golden State’s lottery selections. This likely wouldn’t excite Curry, Green or Thompson, but the Warriors are well past the halcyon days when whatever they wanted seemed to materialize.

Connor Letourneau/San Francisco Chronicle

Letourneau goes over multiple scenarios in the piece, which are very much worth reading, but this part hit home the hardest. Sure, the Warriors want to acquire a big-time, veteran talent, but that’s way easier said than done. Myers is trying, however. He might succeed, but as he hits the phone to talk trades with other NBA execs, prepare for Myers to add two lottery picks to the Warriors roster on NBA Draft night, July 29.

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