Obi Toppin Rumors

Draft prospect Obi Toppin hopes to land with Golden State Warriors

This year’s draft class is considered to be thin with Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, Obi Toppin, James Wiseman and Deni Avdija leading the way. One top prospect’s parents, however, have made it clear their son hopes to be a Warrior in the coming months. “Golden State,” Toppin’s mother, Roni, said when asked by Dell and Sonya Curry who Obi wants to play for on an episode of the “Raising Fame” podcast. “Let’s go to the Bay.”
Toppin’s father, Obadiah, was a well-known street baller in Brooklyn who played for several semi-professional teams. He seconded his wife’s declaration, and praised Dell and Sonya’s son, Warriors superstar Steph Curry. “I got my few point guards that I always dreamed of playing for, just because they were the truest point guards — like Steph Curry,” Obadiah said. “I think Obi would be great playing with Steph Curry.”
“Our league has generally devalued guys who are juniors or seniors,” the Eastern Conference general manager says. “But [the current circumstances] might make them a little more valuable in this draft.” The Eastern Conference executive agrees. “Old-school guys who won’t draft someone who refused to work out for them are going to go with the guys they know the best,” he says. Several executives say staying for a second year could also benefit players such as Dayton power forward Obi Toppin and Villanova forward Saddiq Bey in this draft. “This is a unique draft in that way,” the front-office executive says. “They aren’t home runs, but it’s not clear that there are any. It comes down to what you’re trying to do. Are you still trying to hit home runs or are you satisfied with a solid double?”
That placed them four games below the Cleveland Cavaliers, earning the honor of the lowest win total in basketball. It also put them in line for a top draft pick, even potentially the No. 1 overall selection this coming June. This year’s draft class is considered to be thin with Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, Obi Toppin, James Wiseman and Deni Avdija leading the way. One top prospect’s parents, however, have made it clear their son hopes to be a Warrior in the coming months. “Golden State,” Toppin’s mother, Roni, said when asked by Dell and Sonya Curry who Obi wants to play for on an episode of the “Raising Fame” podcast. “Let’s go to the Bay.”