Rex Chapman could see Warriors trading No. 2 pick in 2020 NBA Draft

Ali Thanawalla
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Why Chapman could see Warriors trading No. 2 pick in draft originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

While the Minnesota Timberwolves hold the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, the Warriors are the most interesting team heading into next month's event.

The Warriors have the No. 2 overall draft pick, and they could go several different directions with the selection.

Just about every option has been dissected a million different ways at this point. They could hold on to the pick and use it on one of several top prospects, including Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman and Deni Avdija, just to name a few.

Or general manager Bob Myers could trade the No. 2 pick, either by itself or with other assets, for an established NBA veteran who fits the win-now mentality.

What should the Warriors do with the No. 2 pick? NBC Sports Bay Area's Grant Liffmann posed that question to former NBA player Rex Chapman during the latest episode of the "Runnin' Plays Podcast."

"That's tough," Chapman said. "And I'm sure that's what they're struggling with. What those guys have done out there, Steve [Kerr], Bob [Myers], they're so thoughtful, and they are, I think, playing chess. It's just been beautiful.

"When they traded for Andrew Wiggins last year, I thought it was brilliant. He's a young player that is perfect to grow with Steph [Curry] and Klay [Thompson], as a young guy, if he takes a step."

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If it were up to Chapman, he doesn't see the Warriors holding on to the pick.

"I'm not sure that there's somebody in the draft this year that you can put right on that team and make a big difference," Chapman said. "So I almost look for them to try to package it in some way. Or make the pick and trade later down the road this season.

"But they're in a weird spot. But it's a good spot. Heck, they won the title a couple years ago and have the No. 2 pick. Come on."

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Whatever Myers and the Warriors do with the draft pick, it's vital that they make the right decision in order to keep their NBA championship window open.