Warriors

Warriors

The 2020 NBA Draft Lottery was supposed to be held Tuesday.

The 2020 NBA Draft Combine was supposed to start Thursday and go through the weekend.

As you already know, both events have been postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The result is that the Warriors still are operating with some incomplete information.

"Early opinions, mostly via film, have been formed. No member of the Warriors’ front office or coaching staff thinks identically ... the Warriors haven’t formed a draft board yet, sources said," The Athletic's Anthony Slater wrote.

"Abstract thoughts and opinions haven’t yet become prospect rankings."

General manager Bob Myers and coach Steve Kerr greatly value face-to-face interaction. Unfortunately for them, they are not allowed to meet with any prospects in person at this time, and it's unclear if that will happen at all before the draft is held.

The Warriors have been able to conduct interviews via Zoom, but they've mostly talked to guys who are not considered lottery picks, sources told Slater.

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So until they gather more intel on the top prospects -- and until they know their exact draft position and the actual date of the draft -- the big board won't become official.

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Because the Warriors have the worst record (15-50) in the NBA by a comfortable margin, they essentially are guaranteed to wind up with a top-five pick.

But landing the No. 1 overall selection is very different than being slotted at No. 5.

Warriors fans -- just like the front office -- want some clarity. But everybody involved needs to remain patient.

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