Kirk Lacob provides update on where Warriors' NBA draft board stands

Drew Shiller
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Kirk Lacob provides update on where Warriors' draft board stands originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The 2020 NBA Draft is just one day away.

So the Warriors -- who possess the rights to the No. 2 overall pick -- have a draft board that clearly is set in stone, right?

Not exactly.

"Typically -- unless things are super obvious -- you're always looking for that last bit of information to break a tie or something like that," executive vice president of basketball operations Kirk Lacob told KNBR's Mark Willard on Monday night. "I think we have a pretty good idea of what our board is looking like, but there are certainly things that could change.

"We don't have all the information yet in terms of what teams would offer us, so that will factor into our decision making. And that probably will lead all the way up to draft day.

"But we feel like we're in a pretty comfortable spot."

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It's very safe to assume Golden State has discussed trade parameters with various teams. But it sure sounds like the Warriors want to give these other franchises as much time as possible to put together final offers before determining the best course of action.

If the Warriors do not trade down in the lottery (or out of the first round entirely), the vast majority of draft analysts believe they will select James Wiseman -- if he doesn't go No. 1 overall.

Anthony Edwards is another possibility, as Golden State reportedly went to watch him work out for a second time after the first session was "underwhelming."

The good news is we don't have to wait much longer to see what happens.

The Warriors in the end just might draft somebody at No. 2, acquire a role player with their $17.2 million traded player exception, use some or all of the $5.7 million taxpayer mid-level exception and add a player or two on veteran minimum contracts.

RELATED: Why Warriors should pick Wiseman if they keep No. 2 pick

Some Golden State fans might view that as a "boring" offseason, and that's their prerogative. But all that really matters is improving the roster, and the Warriors absolutely can achieve that without striking a blockbuster trade.

"If there is not a great move to be made, we're not gonna go and do something just to look like we're doing something," Lacob told Willard. "It remains to be seen whether there are good moves or not out there.

"I would hope that there are. I just can't promise anything at this point."

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