KEY POINTS

  • The Golden State Warriors are linked to multiple trade rumors for their second overall pick
  • The Warriors might end up using their second overall pick
  • Reports indicate that acquiring a talented rookie is the Warriors’ best bet

After being booted out in the 2019-2020 regular season, the front office of the Golden State Warriors has been hands-on in rebuilding the winning tradition that the Steph Curry-led squad established since capturing the NBA championship in 2015.

While the entire process of reconstructing their championship dynasty from the ground up is expected to be laborious, everything seems to be sunny and bright in San Francisco during the offseason.

There have been rumors, indicating that the Warriors are looking to lure a marquee name to their team by trading their second overall pick in the highly-anticipated 2020 NBA Draft.

One of the speculated players that have been on the Dubs' radar for a long time includes Washington Wizards sharpshooter Bradley Beal.

For retired NBA player Paul Pierce, he believes that the Warriors can exchange their draft pick for a versatile big man like Nikola Vucevic.

"And a name that comes to mind--(Nikola) Vucevic. I think he could go in there and fit right in among their guards. He gives them a down-low presence [and] can knock down shots,” Pierce said, NBC Sports reported.

Despite reports of a possible trade before draft night, The Athletic’s Anthony Slater stressed that the Warriors might try their luck in the rookie lottery.

"Team sources continue to indicate an expectation and even an eagerness to use the second pick and infuse the roster with a young talent that title contenders so rarely get a chance to draft," Slater wrote.

"But the right offer in the next three weeks could certainly pivot them in another direction."

According to Yahoo Sports, the Warriors management has James Wiseman, Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball and Deni Avdija on their drawing board.

With the return of Curry and Klay Thompson from injury as well as the potential of tapping a hoop prospect in the draft, the Warriors have a lot of things to look forward to when the games resume in December.

Golden State Warriors The Golden State Warriors stars received their championship rings before defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder. In this picture, Stephen Curry #30 and the Warriors celebrate after receiving their 2017-2018 Championship rings prior to their game against the Thunder at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California, Oct. 16, 2018. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images