The rumor is that the Warriors were going to draft LaMelo and changed their mind last moment.WarriorGM wrote:It's interesting that the Warriors selected Jessup. Makes me wonder if there were Warriors scouts that really liked LaMelo. I don't see how you can be high on Jessup without being high as well on LaMelo. My main concern with LaMelo was that his play in the Australian NBL might not give an accurate representation of how a player would translate to the NBA.
There's a video of LaMelo on draft day saying "I'm going number 2". Probably he was promised to be picked by the Warriors.