NBA rumors: Draft lottery will be virtual for Warriors, other 13 teams


Some details surrounding the 2020 NBA Draft Lottery -- which will be held Aug. 20 -- finally emerged Monday afternoon.

It will be a virtual event with all 14 team representatives showing up on a virtual display, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania.

Who will be the Warriors' official? It's unclear if the franchise has come to a conclusion.

"We haven't decided that yet, but we got some interesting ideas," owner Joe Lacob said in late February. "We've got some outside-the-box picks. I don't want to blow it.

"It's actually really fun. Some are four-legged animals (laughter)."

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It's fair to assume that the coronavirus pandemic has altered Golden State's decision-making process.

The Warriors -- along with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves -- have the best odds (14 percent) of landing the No. 1 overall pick.

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Golden State has a 13.4 percent chance of ending up at No. 2, a 12.7 percent chance of No. 3, a 12 percent chance of winding up at No. 4 and there's a 47.9 percent chance they fall all the way to No. 5.

The Dubs haven't been in the lottery since 2012, when they took Harrison Barnes with the seventh overall pick.

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