The Warriors are hoping that Rick Welts is able to bring them some luck next Tuesday.
The franchise’s president — who in April announced he would be retiring at the end of the 2020-21 season — will represent Golden State at the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery.
Klay Thompson apparently was a candidate.
When it comes to the Warriors’ own lottery selection, there are five possible outcomes:
-No. 1 overall pick: 0.50 percent chance
-No. 2 overall pick: 0.56 percent chance
-No. 3 overall pick: 0.63 percent chance
-No. 4 overall pick: 0.72 percent chance
-No. 14 overall pick: 97.59 percent chance
So if the first envelope opens up and it doesn’t contain the Warriors logo, it means the Dubs have jumped all the way into the top-four. And that would set off a massive celebration within Dub Nation.
Golden State also owns the Minnesota Timberwolves’ top-three protected pick, and here is the breakdown on that front:
Another celebration will ensue if the Warriors end up at No. 4 overall.
If the pick ends up in the top-3 and therefore does not convey, the Warriors will possess the T-Wolves unprotected 2022 first-rounder.
Yes, next Tuesday is a huge day for the organization.
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