Joe Lacob says the Warriors may “trade down” in the upcoming NBA draft

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Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob admitted that they are considering the possibility of a trade down in the 2020 NBA draft.

No one knows when the season will return, but Lacob said the Warriors are looking forward to the draft, as they are expected to have a very high pick.

“We’ve never spent more time — as a group — on the draft as we have this year,” Lacob said on “The TK Show” podcast with Tim Kawakami of The Athletic. The Warriors were on the bottom of the West, before the NBA decides to put the season on pause on early March.

“Obviously, we have a lot more time to do it. I have watched video probably of all the top players. I’ve watched interviews, I’ve watched high school highlights, AAU highlights.

Furthermore, Lacob admitted that the team is going to look all the available options, even trading down, if necessary.

“We’re gonna look at all scenarios. Honestly. I’m not gonna hide this — we’re gonna look at drafting someone at our position. Maybe we trade down — that’s a possibility. I’m not saying it’s preferred or not preferred. I’m just saying it’s something we have to look at it.”