NBA Mock Draft 5.0: New No. 1 pick for Wolves, Bulls take Toppin

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 30: LaMelo Ball of the Hawks drives against Finn Delany of the Breakers during the round 9 NBL match between the New Zealand Breakers and the Illawarra Hawks at Spark Arena on November 30, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 30: LaMelo Ball of the Hawks drives against Finn Delany of the Breakers during the round 9 NBL match between the New Zealand Breakers and the Illawarra Hawks at Spark Arena on November 30, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images) /
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Minnesota Timberwolves, Deni Avdjia
Deni Avdija of Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv. (Photo by Nikola Krstic/MB Media/Getty Images) /

Deni Avdija. 2. player. 41. . Forward. Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have put on a masterclass in terms of hiding who they are interested in with the second overall pick. Obi Toppin, LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman, Tyrese Haliburton, and Anthony Edwards have all been rumored here, but Deni Avdija seems to be the favorite – at least right now.

Avdija would be an interesting selection for a multitude of reasons. The Warriors would be adding to a core of perimeter players that they already have Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, and Draymond Green. Avdija is going to be best utilized from either forward spot, but he provides good facilitation, positional defense, and upside shooting.

Golden State also is a candidate to move out of their draft pick. With their aforementioned core, they might be looking to add another high-level role player (or star) to their roster, and they absolutely have the pieces to do so. However, with an aging roster, they might look towards adding some high-quality young talent to eventually take over while Curry and Thompson age into their 30s.