KEY POINTS

  • Warriors reportedly sticking to the no. 1 pick if there are no worthy trade offers
  • Warriors not interested in LaMelo Ball and James Wiseman
  • Andrew Wiggins could still be traded

The Golden State Warriors are reportedly not interested in likely first picks LaMelo Ball and James Wiseman and will stick with different draft candidate should they get the no. 1 pick. The option of trading Andrew Wiggins is reportedly also still on the table.

There are still no certainties when it comes to the 2020 NBA Draft. In fact, the only sure thing about it is that the class isn’t stacked with exceptional talents. Wiseman  is one of the names generating buzz, and for obvious reasons, many are speculating about which team Ball would really fit in.

Being one of the worst teams this season, the Warriors are frontrunners for the no. 1 pick in the draft. However, unlike what most mock drafts are predicting, the Dubs are reportedly leaning on Anthony Edwards.

Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle recently learned that “if the Warriors get the top pick — they will have a 14 percent shot at it in the draft lottery — they would take Anthony Edwards.”

Letourneau’s statement was backed by multiple sources as it was previously reported that Golden State isn’t really interested in either Ball or Wiseman. Sources also claimed that the Warriors will only take Ball or Wiseman if they decide to trade for a more established star. And if there will be no worthy trade offers, the Warriors will stick with Edwards.

“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,” he wrote.

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. If the Warriors land the No. 1 pick in the draft, they’ll be open to trading it. But if Golden State doesn’t receive a worthy offer, it would likely take Edwards with the top selection, according to a league source,” NBC Sports reported.

Stephen Curry Stephen Curry (L) and Klay Thompson have won three titles with the Golden State Warriors. In this picture, Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors and Klay Thompson #11 react after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-101 in game six of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 28, 2016, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

In relation to this, the Warriors are also believed to be solidifying their fourth star. Some NBA executives reportedly expect the team to leverage the first overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft to establish the fourth best player in their roster. This also means that Wiggins is still on the verge of being traded.

However, ESPN's Tim Bontemps reported that nothing is certain at this point, with some in the team under the assumption that the Warriors will stick with Wiggins and a top prospect to team up with the Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green trio.

"Their coaches think they can cure Wiggins," an executive told Bontemps. "If he's your fourth-best player, it's not a bad thing. But he needs to hide, because he can't do it every night."