Warriors' five best NBA Draft 2020 second-round pick options
PF Mamadi Diakite, Virginia
Diakite seems to be a polarizing prospect. Some experts have him not being selected at all, while others have him coming off the board within the first ten picks of the second round. The Virginia product was the anchor for one of the nation's best defenses over the past two seasons, and helped lead the Cavaliers to a national championship in 2018.
The 6-foot-9 forward has a limited offensive game, but the Warriors wouldn't be asking for much on that end from a second-round pick. For a potential contender like Golden State expects to be, adding a lengthy big man with elite defensive potential inside to the bench would be a big win for general manager Bob Myers. Diakite also has been reported to be someone the Warriors see value in ahead of October's draft.
SG Cassius Stanley, Duke
Stanley was one of the nation's top high school prospects, but didn't quite dominate the ACC the way many thought he would. Stanley averaged 12.2 points and 4.9 rebounds for the Blue Devils in his lone collegiate season.
Stanley is a freak athlete and at 6-foot-6, could play the two or three on the NBA level. He needs to improve his handle and ability to distribute, but Stanley would be an instant impact player behind Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins.
C Udoka Azubuike, Kansas
Azubuike is a physical rim protector who steadily improved over his four seasons at Kansas. Averaging a double-double in his final season, the 270-pound center was a force to be reckoned with inside and was a consensus second-team All-American.
The Warriors likely will avoid taking a prospect whose skills are more raw, and especially if Bob Myers opts to take a wing in the first round, Azubuike would be an ideal complement and could be a major contributor right away.
SF Jordan Nwora, Louisville
Nwora is a versatile scorer who spent three productive seasons on the wing at Louisville. Putting up 18.0 points and 7.7 rebounds a game, Nwora forecasts as a forward with the ability to play the three or the four.
A strong 3-point shot and experience would make Nwora a solid and cheap addition to the Warriors' bench in 2020-21.
C Daniel Oturu, Minnesota
Oturu stuffed the stat sheet in his sophomore season, averaging 20.1 points and 11.3 rebounds for the Golden Gophers. Oturu's length at 6-foot-10 allowed him to control the paint in the Big 10, as the big man averaged 2.5 blocks per game.
Oturu has the potential to be a starting center in the NBA, and especially if he continues improving his perimeter game, could become a star within coach Steve Kerr's system.