The Warriors have been preparing for the 2020 NBA Draft for a while now.
"We've never spent more time -- as a group -- on the draft as we have this year," owner Joe Lacob said nearly two months ago. "We've got no excuse in terms of not having enough time."
Golden State will have even more of an opportunity to prepare, as the draft -- originally slated for June 25 -- has been rescheduled for Oct. 15. That's well over four months from now.
"We need more time for sure," coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday on "The TK Show" podcast with The Athletic's Tim Kawakami. "(General manager) Bob (Myers) is in charge of this and he does a really good job of gathering information and using all of the allotted time.
"We've had a chance to interview (via Zoom) a lot of the guys who we're interested in. We haven't worked any of them out."
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It's unclear at this point if the NBA will hold some sort of official combine where teams can scout prospects. We don't know if the Warriors will be allowed to bring players to Chase Center and put them through on-court drills.
"The expectation is that they will be allowed in-person meetings with top prospects and possible workouts at some point later in the summer," The Athletic's Anthony Slater wrote Thursday.
Another big variable in all of this is the NBA Draft Lottery, which will take place on Aug. 25. The Warriors are guaranteed a top-five pick, but finding out if they will have the No. 1 selection or the No. 4 selection likely will have a big impact on the front office's mindset.
And it's important to keep in mind that management also will consider trading the pick in the effort to acquire an established star player.
"There's a lot of work ahead, and a lot of information to be gained," Kerr said. "We'll do all of that work before we can even really think about putting a list together and feeling really good about whatever we're gonna do."