Anthony Edwards goes to Warriors in The Ringer’s latest mock draft

The Golden State Warriors have the best backcourt in the NBA, with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson being primary options for an offense filled with motion.

But having another guard on the roster, especially one who can create his own shot, doesn’t hurt in a league that’s steeped with elite guard play.

The 2020 NBA draft doesn’t have a consensus top pick, but Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball and James Wiseman are seen as the top prospects. In The Ringer’s latest mock draft, Kevin O’Connor has the Warriors selecting Georgia guard Edwards at No. 1 overall. The mock draft only consisted of the lottery, and since the lottery’s order isn’t set, The Ringer went from the league’s worst record and up.

Edwards is one of the most athletic players in his class, with his hops making for quality highlight reels. In his lone season with the Bulldogs, Edwards scored 19.1 points per game, grabbed 5.2 rebounds and shot 40.2% from the field.

The Warriors haven’t drafted in the lottery since 2012, when they took former UNC forward Harrison Barnes with the No. 7 overall pick. If the Warriors pick No. 1 overall — and decide to keep their pick — Edwards would be a solid pickup.

He could come off the bench and provide a scoring spark when Curry and Thompson are out.

2012 was the last time the Warriors missed the playoffs. Eight years later, the Warriors are in a new kind of situation. They’re not on the cusp of greatness — they’re trying to maintain it.

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