Ranking Warriors' best 3-point shooting options in 2020 NBA Draft
No. 5: Aaron Nesmith, SF, Vanderbilt
Nesmith absolutely shot the lights out during his sophomore season at Vanderbilt. On over eight 3-point attempts per game, Nesmith made an absurd 52.2 percent.
The wing has the length at 6-foot-6 with a 6-foot-10 wingspan, allowing him to easily slide in as a 3 in today's NBA. He also flashed some defensive potential during his time in college.
He likely won't be taken until near the end of the lottery, but if the Warriors elect to trade down, this could be their man. Nesmith even has drawn some comparisons to Warriors star Klay Thompson.
No. 4: Saddiq Bey, SF, Villanova
Bey is another small forward with a deadeye, shooting 45.1 percent from three on over six attempts a game last season. Bey paced the Big East Conference in 3-point percentage, consistently finding the bottom of the net.
The Villanova product fits the mold of the ideal 3-and-D wing NBA teams covet, and Warriors general manager Bob Myers found a steal from the Wildcats during the 2019 NBA Draft in Eric Paschall.
Winning the Julius Erving Award as college basketball's top small forward, the Warriors would be lucky to snag Bey if they elect to trade back or fall out of the top 5.
No. 3: Anthony Edwards, SG, Georgia
Anthony Edwards seems to be the consensus choice for NBA experts as the Warriors' presumptive pick should Golden State win the draft lottery and get the No. 1 selection.
Edwards showed an elite ability to score the ball during his one season at Georgia, but was dragged down by a sub-par supporting cast in a competitive Southeastern Conference.
His 3-point percentage is alarming for a shooting guard (29 percent), especially if he wants to be considered a Splash Brother. But players often improve their outside shooting ability once they get to the NBA. If the Warriors pick No. 1 overall, don't be surprised if you see Edwards lining up alongside Steph Curry and Klay Thompson next season.
No. 2: Devin Vassell, SF, Florida State
In addition to elite defense and an innate ability to control the ball, Vassell shot over 41 percent from three in each of his two collegiate seasons.
A lanky guard/forward combo, Vassell stands 6-foot-7 but has the range to play multiple positions.
Vassell would be another end-of-the-lottery steal option if the Warriors elect to trade back. He could be an immediate 3-and-D machine. NBC Sports California's latest Mock Draft has Vassell going just outside the top 10.
No. 1: Tyrese Haliburton, PG, Iowa State
Haliburton shot over 40 percent from three in both of his seasons in the Big 10 at Iowa State, flashing an elite skillset for a combo guard.
Fundamental concerns have made some question how his shooting motion will translate to the NBA, but he's got plenty of time to fine-tune his release.
His length at 6-foot-5 makes him an intriguing option at the point, and he likely will be selected in the top 10. Haliburton would be an elite back-up point guard for Curry next season, and could become the youngest Splash Brother pretty quickly.