Warriors GM will ‘consider’ veteran for lottery pick

Warriors general manager Bob Myers and head coach Steve Kerr continue to operate in “offseason mode” as the NBA determines whether Golden State and other non-playoff teams will be called back to complete the 2019-2020 regular season.

For Myers, that means discerning the best path forward for a team currently with the best odds of securing the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

That could include trading their pick and the 2021 first-round selection belonging to the Minnesota Timberwolves, which is owed to the Warriors as part of the return for D’Angelo Russell.

“We’re going to consider all that,” Myers said in an interview with NBC Sports. “Now, I don’t know if the headline is going to be that we’re trading our pick. So, be clear that I said ‘consider.'”

With the Warriors, there will be plenty to consider before unloading a lottery pick.

For one, the team is also operating with a massive $17.2 million trade exception. And another, Kerr and Myers were never able to see Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins — acquired from the Wolves in the Russell deal — on the court together, due to injuries.

The Warriors are 15-50 in the postponed 2019-20 season, the worst record in the league by four games. The NBA lottery was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was postponed to a later date, although the format is expected to remain the same even if the regular season goes unfinished.

Kerr said April 29 that he was already in summertime or offseason mode, having conducted exit interviews with players and shifting to evaluating the future makeup of the franchise.


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