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Joe Lacob says Warriors focused on 'couple guys' if they win lottery

Joe Lacob says Warriors focused on 'couple guys' if they win lottery

We are one week away from the 2020 NBA Draft Lottery finally happening.

Do the Warriors know -- right now -- who they would take with the No. 1 overall pick if they win the sweepstakes? 

Larry Beil of ABC7 News asked Golden State owner Joe Lacob that question this week on the "With Authority" podcast.

"Well I'm supposed to answer, 'No, of course not,' " Lacob said, followed by laugther. "No. I think we have a good idea between -- let's say -- a couple of guys that we might be really focused in on if we got the No. 1 pick.

"But we still have work to do, and we still have some time. Things could change, and we're gonna take a good look at the overall strategy. I can answer that question a lot better, and will be able to think about it a lot more clearly, after next week when we know.

"I think that will kind of determine how we think about this a lot more."

This always has been the case and makes perfect sense. You can scout and prepare all you want, but can't fully form opinions -- or devise a concrete plan -- until you know your exact position.

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The Warriors would have much more leverage for a potential trade if they possess the No. 1 overall pick vs. if they slip all the way to No. 5.

Here are Golden State's lottery odds:

-No. 1 pick: 14 percent
-No. 2 pick: 13.4 percent
-No. 3 pick: 12.7 percent
-No. 4 pick: 12 percent
-No. 5 pick: 47.9 percent

Lacob, obviously, didn't mention any prospects by name. But it's possible that a certain shooting guard out of Georgia is one of the "couple of guys" the Dubs could zero in on.

"Golden State believes, per a league source, that (Anthony) Edwards is one of the few players available in this draft who can contribute immediately and develop into a face of the franchise within the next few seasons," the San Francisco Chronicle's Connor Letourneau reported this week.

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A lot can change between now and the Oct. 16 draft, and the rumor mill definitely will heat up once the order is set next week.

There will be twists and turns, and it assuredly will be a very interesting next two months.

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Warriors, Joe Lacob reveal their 2020 NBA Draft Lottery lucky charm

Warriors, Joe Lacob reveal their 2020 NBA Draft Lottery lucky charm

The Warriors on Thursday afternoon announced that Steph Curry will represent the franchise at next week's NBA draft lottery.

It turns out that Golden State's superstar guard will not be alone on the "virtual" dais.

So will the two-time NBA MVP be holding Larry the entire time? The specifics are unknown at this point.

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But one thing is clear: The expectations for the dog are very high.

"He has a job to do. He better do good or he's back on the streets, you know? (laughter)" Warriors owner Joe Lacob said jokingly to ABC7 News' Larry Beil and Casey Pratt on the "With Authority" podcast. "I'm kidding. He's here for good.

"He does have some responsibility here (though)."

The Warriors are guaranteed a top-five pick, but they could end up trading the selection. Here is the breakdown of their odds:

-No. 1 pick: 14 percent
-No. 2 pick: 13.4 percent
-No. 3 pick: 12.7 percent
-No. 4 pick: 12 percent
-No. 5 pick: 47.9 percent

[RELATED: Will Dubs contend for '21 title? 'Hell yes,' Kirk Lacob says]

The last time Golden State had the No. 1 choice was 1995, when they took Joe Smith.

The 2020 NBA Draft is scheduled to take place Oct. 16.

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Kirk Lacob challenges Warriors fans to find Bob Myers' Reddit account

Kirk Lacob challenges Warriors fans to find Bob Myers' Reddit account

Warriors president of basketball operations/general manager Bob Myers does not spend his day scrolling through Twitter.

Why not? Because the two-time NBA Executive of the Year does not have an account.

"Bob's a Reddit guy. Bob is deep on Reddit," Kirk Lacob -- Golden State's vice president of basketball operations -- said this week to Grant Liffmann and Kerith Burke on the "Runnin' Plays" podcast. "All of the subreddits. See if you can find Bob's Reddit account.

"I'll challenge anyone listening to this -- if you can figure out Bob's Reddit username, you can post it out there. If somebody gets it right, I will tell them they got it right."

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The clear assumption here is that Lacob was kidding, and Dub Nation won't ever locate the username because it doesn't exist.

But if Myers really does have an account, and somebody finds it, will Lacob give the fan season tickets at Chase Center?

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"I will give you my tickets for a game," he answered. "How about that?"

That sound you hear is Reddit users all across the world pounding away at their keyboards in search of the mystery login.

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