The Golden State Warriors went from the best team of the NBA to the worst in just one season in an injury-riddled year. As a result, they could possibly pick first in the upcoming draft whenever this will be.
According to Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle, the finalists of the 2019 NBA Finals are not interested in neither LaMelo Ball nor James Wiseman, who are projected as the first picks in the 2020 Draft.
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.
As one source put it, “I think they’d only take one of those two if they were trading down in the draft and taking them for another team.”
Wiseman appeared in three games with the Memphis Tigers this season following some eligibility issues, while Ball averaged17.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.5 steals in the NBL with the Illawara Hawks.
The younger brother of Lonzo Ball saw his season cut short because of a bone bruise in his foot. With too many unknowns for the rest of the season, no one really knows the decisions teams will make whenever the basketball activities restart.