• Warriors may end up drafting Israeli teenager
  • Dani Avdija made a good impression during a recent workout
  • Warriors are expected to do more "moves" in the 2020 NBA Draft

The Golden State Warriors own the rights to the second-overall pick of the 2020 NBA Draft, eyeing to acquire the services of Anthony Edwards.

Selecting the former Georgia Bulldog is a no-brainer on the part of Steve Kerr's Warriors, but reports state that they are considering other luminaries in the highly-anticipated NBA Draft.

There are three names expected to go first in the 2020 NBA Draft. Aside from Edwards, LaMelo Ball and James Wiseman are the other top cagers for the draft set to be held next month.

But according to The Athletic, Deni Avdija could be the surprise selection at the No. 2 spot.

The Warriors have held talks with the Israeli teenager and were reportedly impressed at how it went.

The 19-year-old recently took part in scrimmages in Atlanta and made a good impression. But Golden State officials were more impressed in their meeting with the Maccabi Tel Aviv star and lauded his work ethic.

Hence, the Dubs could end up picking Avdija with the second overall pick which would surprise many. If not that route, Golden State could consider trade and move down to get more assets.

Following them are the Charlotte Hornets at the No. 3 spot and then the Chicago Bulls at No. 4.

In a previous post, it was mentioned how the Bulls could be looking to move up in the draft to get better chances at Edwards. According to Tom Haberstroh, Chicago could move up if a deal gets done.

Assuming that Edwards, Ball and Wiseman are taken as the first three picks, a trade with the Bulls would make sense. But then again, that would depend on who the Hornets plan to take in.

If for some reason that Avdija would be gone by the time the Dubs select, they would still end up with Wiseman or whoever does not get selected based on mock drafts.

Another team that could be interested in a trade is the New York Knicks. They are also interested in moving up to pick either Ball or Edwards.

But the only problem there is at the eighth spot as the Warriors may be placing themselves in a deeper hole with Avdija possibly getting taken in by other teams ahead of them.

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Atlanta Hawks and Detroit Pistons are at the 5th, 6th, and 7th spots respectively this coming 2020 NBA Draft.

Dei Avdija of Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv
Billy Baron of Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade tries to block Dei Avdija of Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv during the 2019/2020 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 28 match between Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade and Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv at Aleksandar Nikolic Hall on March 6, 2020 in Belgrade, Serbia. Photo by Nikola Krstic/MB Media/Getty Images