Warriors may consider selecting Obi Toppin with the No.2 pick, per NBA analyst

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Obi Toppin has drawn interest in the upper echelon of the 2020 NBA Draft, with the Golden State Warriors being the latest team that could consider selecting the Dayton big man with their pick.

On Monday’s episode of “Chad Ford’s NBA Big Board” podcast, John Hollinger gave a surprising report regarding Toppin’s draft stock.

(via NBC Sports):

“Now with Golden State in win-now mode, and needing another four-five type, I think Obi Toppin is an interesting name here. He could probably fit in offensively right away a lot better than some of these other guys,” Hollinger said.

The Dayton product averaged 20.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals per game during his sophomore season. He shot 39% from beyond the arc and 63.4% from the field.

The former NBA executive and current reporter on “The Athletic” elaborated his statement by describing Toppin’s qualities in the offensive end.

“He definitely can post up against switches and mash people, he’s a good passer, he runs the floor, he’s gonna be a really effective roll man in pick-and-roll — he has a lot of ways to hurt you and create mismatches at the offensive end”, Hollinger said.

The 2020 NBA Draft is scheduled for November 18.

Here you can listen the full conversation between Ford and Hollinger talking on the draft and the prospects’ workouts ahead of November 18.