Some news regarding the 2020 NBA Draft surfaced Monday morning, and it impacts the Warriors ...
... in a positive way.
Here's what was reported by The Athletic's Shams Charania and ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
This means that when it comes to the first round of the draft, it will be the Oklahoma City Thunder at No. 21, the Houston Rockets at No. 22 and the Utah Jazz at No. 23.
By rule when there is a tie, the order flips in the second round. This means it will be the Jazz at No. 51, the Rockets at No. 52 and the Thunder at No. 53. And as you probably already know, the Warriors own Utah's second-round pick.
Golden State acquired that selection in the January trade that sent big man Willie Cauley-Stein to the Dallas Mavericks. The Jazz had the third-best record in the NBA (31-13) at the time of the transaction, and had just beat the Warriors by 33 points two days prior.
So for the pick to land at No. 51 definitely is a good thing for the Dubs. Assuming they don't trade him away, will the player they select make a legitimate impact next season and/or beyond? Probably not.
But then again, Kyle Korver was the 51st overall pick in the 2003 draft, and he still is playing to this day. More recently, Monte Morris went at No. 51 in 2017, and he averaged 9.7 points and 3.6 assists over the last two seasons for the Denver Nuggets. You never know.
The Warriors' other second rounder comes via the Mavs, and it is No. 48 overall.
The draft lottery will take place this Thursday, and the draft is scheduled for Oct. 16.