We have no clue when the 2020 NBA Draft Lottery or 2020 NBA Draft will take place.
We have no clue if the Warriors will have the No. 1 overall pick, or the No. 2 pick, or the No. 3 pick, or the No. 4 pick, etc.
But for the sake of content, we can make some assumptions and discuss some hypotheticals, right?
And that's what Mike Schmitz -- ESPN's NBA draft analyst -- did last night with Scott Van Pelt when examining what the Warriors might do if they end up with the grand prize:
"Golden State has a plethora of options here when you're talking about James Wiseman, Anthony Edwards and potentially LaMelo Ball. Every scout, every GM, every executive I talked to all year called this a 'needs-based draft.' This is a 'fit draft.' They don't see a transcendent talent.
"So when you look at Golden State's roster, that's where Wiseman makes some sense. I think he can be a DeAndre Jordan for the Splash Brothers -- rim runner, lob catcher, shot blocker. And then you have Anthony Edwards also, who is a very talented three-level scorer.
"Personally -- if I had the pick -- I would still go with LaMelo Ball. I think he's the most talented prospect in the draft. I'd be very interested to see his fit in that style. This is a team that likes to get up and down, they like to shoot 3s, they like to play off of instincts.
"Steph is not a point guard who traditionally really pounds the ball or needs it in his hands. I think it would be a great place for a guy like LaMelo Ball to develop."
Jumped on @SportsCenter with @notthefakeSVP to talk NBA Draft. GSW’s options at #1, who I would take at the top, and why a limited pre-draft process could actually benefit teams. pic.twitter.com/YvPzccjBE5— Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) April 2, 2020
Speaking of Wiseman and Ball, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco reported the following Wednesday:
According to multiple league sources The Chronicle contacted in the past few days, the Warriors — contrary to what mock drafts might suggest — aren’t believed to be high on two of the three players being mentioned as possibilities at the No. 1 pick: former Memphis center James Wiseman and point guard LaMelo Ball, who last played for the Illawarra Hawks of Australia’s National Basketball League.
Schmitz, clearly, is very high on Ball. And so is Sam Vecenie of The Athletic, who just moved Ball to the top of his big board.
As Vecenie writes:
There was no single player in this draft class that consistently left me in awe as much as Ball ... if Ball reaches his ceiling, he has the most potential to be an absolute difference-maker.
Really, it's all going to come down to the shooting. If Ball can hit shots, he's going to be a perennial All-Star.
Does Warriors general manager Bob Myers -- and the rest of the front office -- feel the same way?
We will find out ... eventually.