Because of the coronavirus pandemic, NBA teams are not allowed to meet face-to-face with draft prospects.
The Warriors -- who are guaranteed to land a top-five pick -- also can't bring any of the top players to Chase Center for private workouts.
Fortunately for members of Golden State's front office, they can take advantage of modern technology.
"We can do RingCentral video interviews with players. That's been great actually. That has been really great," Warriors executive VP of basketball operations Kirk Lacob, said Tuesday morning on 95.7 The Game. "We've gone through -- on man -- over 100 players, maybe, at this point.
"We've just never had the opportunity to do that. This has been totally different, but not necessarily bad."
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Lacob acknowledged that the Warriors typically will have in-person conversations with about 45 prospects at the annual draft combine in Chicago. So why has the number more than doubled? Well, the Warriors need to gather as much information as possible because they were unable to see certain guys in person once the various conference tournaments -- and then the NCAA Tournament -- were canceled.
It's possible that one of these picks ends up securing the final Opening Night roster spot. Maybe one -- or even both -- sign a two-way contract.
The overall point is that the organization has to do its due diligence, and cast a wide net.
Warriors have done virtual interviews with over 100 NBA draft prospects originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area