Warriors' 2020 second-round draft pick from Mavericks is No. 48 overall


The Warriors will have a top-five pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, but we won't know if it's No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 or No. 5 until next week's NBA draft lottery.

But when it comes to one of their two second-round selections, we already know the exact number.

Unless they trade the pick, the Warriors will choose a prospect at No. 48 overall.

How do we know this for sure? Well, Golden State acquired the Dallas Mavericks' second rounder in the February trade that sent Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III to the Philadelphia 76ers.

And when you look at the NBA standings, the Mavs are locked into the 48th spot when it comes to the draft order. At multiple points this season, it was looking like the pick could slip all the way to No. 53. But the Mavs went 12-13 over their last 25 games, including 3-5 in the Orlando bubble.

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The Warriors last picked at No. 48 overall in 1954 when they took Len Winogard out of Brandeis University. They chose Mike Kearns from Princeton at No. 48 in 1951.


That's your history lesson for the day.

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The Dubs' other 2020 second rounder won't be determined until the league figures out all of the tie-breaker scenarios from the final standings. It comes courtesy the Utah Jazz, yet was was acquired from the Mavs in the late January trade that sent Willie Cauley-Stein to Dallas.

And if you aren't already confused, the Mavs own Golden State's second-round pick this year (No. 31 overall), because the Warriors sent them Andrew Bogut and a future second rounder in July 2016 to clear sap space so they could sign Kevin Durant.

We all can agree that transaction worked out well for the franchise that calls Chase Center home.

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