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Warriors awarded No. 2 overall pick in NBA draft lottery

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The results of the 2020 NBA Draft Lottery are in. And they were pretty kind to the Warriors.

Golden State ended up with the No. 2 overall pick, which had a 13.4 percent probability.

The Dubs entered Thursday night's event sharing the best odds (14 percent) of landing the No. 1 overall selection.

The full lottery order is as follows:

  1. Minnesota Timberwolves
  2. Warriors
  3. Charlotte Hornets
  4. Chicago Bulls
  5. Cleveland Cavaliers
  6. Atlanta Hawks
  7. Detroit Pistons
  8. New York Knicks
  9. Washington Wizards
  10. Phoenix Suns
  11. San Antonio Spurs
  12. Kings
  13. New Orleans Pelicans
  14. Boston Celtics (via Memphis Grizzlies)

Now that the Dubs have clarity when it comes to their draft position, they can formulate a plan of attack.

"What we have to weigh is -- are we looking for a player who is gonna help immediately because we feel like we've got this window the next few years?" coach Steve Kerr said back in March. "Are we gonna use the pick in a trade to try to trade for a vet who is ready to help us win right away?

"Or do you look at it long term -- because you know you want to be good for the next decade -- and you take a young player with a lot of potential who's maybe not ready to help us win yet but you feel like could be a great player down the road?

"Those are all options and that's what we have to figure out as an organization."

With the lottery now set, NBA teams will start discussing potential trade scenarios with each other, and the rumor mill will heat up in the coming weeks.

 

In his mock draft from earlier this week, ESPN's Jonathan Givony had James Wiseman going second overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Georgia guard Anthony Edwards to the Warriors at No. 1.

If Wiseman ultimately becomes teammates with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, he will not be disappointed.

"I feel like that’s a great fit,” he said Tuesday on ESPN's show "The Jump." “I feel like playing with veteran players like them can help me develop my game quickly, but I can also just learn from them because they’ve been in the league for a really long time.

"So just me being under their wings will be really great.”

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The Warriors haven't made a selection in the top five since picking Mike Dunleavy (who now is an assistant general manager with the organization) at No. 3 overall in 2002.

While Golden State fell just short of winning this year's lottery, its representatives -- superstar Steph Curry and "Lucky Larry" (owner Joe Lacob's dog) -- did a pretty good job.

The draft is scheduled for Oct. 16, but could be delayed a couple of weeks.

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