LaMelo Ball is being heralded as one of the best prospects in the upcoming 2020 NBA Draft. Many around the league believe he can be even better than his older brother, Lonzo.
One destination that the youngest Ball has been linked to is the Golden State Warriors. Being that Golden State was one of the worst teams in the league without Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, it makes sense that it would look toward the future in drafting Ball in the lottery to develop under those two legends.
But there are a lot of rumors circulating and we need to acknowledge that they're certified insane.
The Raptors are going to move into the lottery to draft Ball? How is that even possible? Toronto holds the 28th pick! Plus why would they break up one of the best rosters in the NBA to take a gamble on a move like this?
Not only that, but there's NO SHOT the Warriors are going to give up a lottery pick for Ben Simmons, and there's equally no way the 76ers are going to bail on Simmons for an aging Lowry "and Co.". Take this trade, cover it in kerosene and torch it. My goodness.
From Philly’s perspective, why take on a point guard on the wrong side of 30 and move your point guard of the future you paid $30-plus million? For Golden State, there is a golden opportunity to either draft the best player available to be the future or get more value in a trade than Simmons, a glorified point forward who cannot and will not shoot outside of the paint.
This is simply one of those deals where you take the best players from a few different teams, plug them into the trade machine in NBA 2K20 or ESPN and then see what happens. Nothing about this makes sense. We're not sure where LaMelo Ball is going in the draft, but it's evident he will not be landing in Toronto.