So the Dubs have the 7th pick and the 30th pick i believe, who do you think they would draft? why? we also have 3 picks in the 2nd round.
Well the reason why they traded Monta was for Klay Thompson so not a SG as their first pick, Stephen Curry just constantly f#cks up his ankle maybe a PG even though they put a lot of faith in Charles Jenkins. But if I was the GM I'd take a Forward. Jared Sullinger and Harrison Barnes could both easily fall to 7. A lot of people are saying Sullinger won't make it in the NBA just because of his off season he had last year but he could have been the No. 1 pick if he would have went last year. I think if he just gets back into shape he'll be fine.
Size, plain and simple. Besides Bogut and Lee the frontcourt of that team is filled out with D-Leaguers. Steph and Thompson are a nice duo at the guard spots, so finding some consistency in your bigs would be awesome. I'de like Perry Jones here because of his size and versatility, but the Warriors have shown to be lack luster when developing that kind of talent. Any player like Sully, Drummond, or Robinson would be ideal. If Barnes falls then I could see them drafting him as well, but right now I think the Warriors need to add some much needed depth.
I like the Sullinger picks and then they can trade Biendrins for a small forward. They may even be able to grab someone with the 30 pick. A lot of solid swingman will be there late 1st early second. Perry Jones is a option if he is as good as advertised.
i've been thinking about teams like the pistons and the gsw gambling on pj3's star potential, instead of grabbing a player that will leave them "stuck in mediocrity".
I very much doubt Barnes is going to be available at 7, so I'd probably take Sullinger as a solid Pf option to pair with Jeremy Tyler coming off the bench. Trying to get another pick in the first round would also be great so they could take Quincy Miller to take over that SF spot.
They need someone with great work ethic to give the team a push to realize its potential. Players like Jones need a great surrounding to steadily be motivated and that's not given yet. Other than that the great fans in the Bay Area would love to see some more hustle from the team.
This team needs a 3 that can defend and compete. Starting Klay at the 2 is fine, but you need another wing to be able to hide him defensively. MKG is beyond perfect with some lottery luck and PJ3 is the opposite of what they need. Terrence Jones might be the best fit, but I wouldn't be shocked to see the Warriors go with Moultrie for some frontcourt depth.
im a warriors fan, but ill wait till after the lotto before i think who the warriors can take since i just might be dissapointed. they currently hold their lotto pick which is top 7 protected only, meaning if they dont get any of the top 3 picks but someone other than the bottom 3 teams do, even just one of them, then the warriors' pick gets bump up to the 8th pick and gets rerouted to the Jazz. I'd rather not get my hopes up.
as for the thread's discussion though, i wouldnt mind either of the two most talked about names in Perry Jones III or Jared Sulinger. as for the 30th pick, i wouldnt mind taking either Marquis Teague or even reaching for Draymond Green. I would like to get a rebounding small forward and Green's hustle will go a long way to helping the team. i'd also like them to target Kevin Jones or Drew Gordon for their 35th pick.
I personally think this team is really good already, they just need to get healthy. Steph Curry is my favorite athlete of all time. I was a fan of his dad when I was a kid, followed Steph from his freshman year at Davidson, and even got to meet him a few months ago!
I think they'll take the BPA, because Mark Jackson seems quite comfortable with Curry-Klay-Wright-Lee-Bogut as his starting five. They like Robinson, Rush, Jenkins, and Biedrins off the bench, and they are expecting some solid development and contribution from Jeremy Tyler next year.
So I don't think they're depending on an immediate-impact player at No. 7. Mark Jackson values defense, fundamentals, unselfishness, and toughness. I don't think they mind if they draft someone who plays very limited minutes as a rook. I could see them taking Tyler Zeller, basically red-shirting him to learn from Lee and Bogut, who are 29 and 27 respectively, but both somewhat injury-prone.
How do you know the Warriors have the 7th pick if the lottery hasn't happened yet?
I kind of agree with M-Eazy on this. I generally just have my lottery as a big board until the lotto happens. That being said, we can still talk about their first pick.
This is my top 5 board for GSW's lottery pick.
1. Michael Kidd-Gilcrest - I think if MKG measures under 6'6'' barefoot his stock will fall. Many people love him, and rightfully so, but I think people will have questions about drafting a 6'5'' SF with the 2nd pick. He may very well be off the board when the Warriors pick, but I think he'd be a perfect fit for them. They need a small forward and MKG's natural ability and attitude allow him to flat out make plays on the court, much like Paul George. The Warriors have scoring in the back court, a couple bigs in Bogut, Lee and an emerging Tyler off the bench. A jackknife 3 would be the ideal pick for them this year.
2. Jeremy Lamb - With the emergance of Klay Thompson, why draft Lamb? Here's why, Thompson is a spot up shooter and Lamb is a long rangy defender/ open court player to help relieve Thompson. In addition, he's long enough to play a 3rd guard in small lineups and with the lack of depth he'll just help strengthen their 2nd unit right away. He may not factor in a long term starting lineup plan, but he works well enough not to pass on and could develop into a valuable trading piece.
3. Tyler Zeller - But they just acquire Bogut and Jeremy Tyler is starting to emerge. True, but Bogut played 12 games last year, Biedrins played 47, and Tyler is more of a PF. Towards the end of the year they pulled Mikki Moore out of retirement and were bringing Michael Gladness off the bench. Zeller gives them a legit 7 footer and true center for when guys start to go down with injury...and they will.
4. Perry Jones III - Jones is a risk, but if these guys are off the board, he's worth it. I don't project Jones as a future star, but he's talented enough to give offense off the bench at the 4 position and give you a few minutes at the 3 spot. If the Warriors are picking in the 8-12 range I think they need to roll the dice and Jones is their guy.
5. Kendall Marshall - The Warriors have a pleasent surprise in Charles Jenkins who really looked like a 2nd round bargain, but he's still more of a combo guard and with Curry's ankles I feel they need a more pure PG to not only back him up, but fill in and spread the ball around when he's hurt. Jenkins could play next to Marshall too, but the Warriors need depth at PG and I like Marshall as a pure point guard to compliment Curry more than I do Damian Lillard.
i personally feel perry jones will be there at the 7th pick and would fit great in g state system. with shooters such as curry and klay, jones wont be asked to score right away but just attack the basket and rebound. i also feel marc jackson a players coach will get the best of out him. what do you guys think?
If they pick in the 8-12 range, their pick belongs to the Jazz. It's top 7 protected.
I agree that Kidd Gilchrist would be the best fit for this team, but they'd likely only get him if they landed a top 3 pick in the lottery. However, their chances at that are pretty good, so don't count that out.
When picking potential players with their pick, everyone should keep in mind that whoever it is you should be able to picture as a top 7 pick. Because thats the only way they get their draft pick and, if any lottery team after them gets a top 3 pick and they don't, they lose it to the Jazz.
Personally, I think they need a foward like most, and would look at Jared Sullinger, Perry Jones or Terrence Jones. The Jones players could potentially play some 3 and that would give them more options, but Sullinger seems like a safer pick. They could also go for insurance and a good backup with Kendall Marshall, or Jeremy Lamb who could play some 3 because of his length + Klay Thompson is already 6'7 which is taller then alot of SG's anyways.
If they land top 3, Kidd Gilchrist should be their top target (if it's not the #1 pick of course). Otherwise, probably Drummond or Robinson.
Gotcha, thanks for the info. I didn't know it was top 7 protected.
Zeller, Jones and Marshall I would not choose in the top 7.
im curious who the rest of you think the warriors should try and look at with their 30th pick. i mentioned earlier i was favoring teague and green at that pick, but im also on the fence with quincy miller if he's available. one player that i would like to slipp, although unlikely is Royce White, although i really see him as a mid-first to mid 20's selection at most.
I think Alex Young would be a guy GS could reach for at 30 or hope is still around for them at 35. He's got great size and length to play the 2 and 3 position and could provide real value as a 2nd unit scoring punch and still has potential as a defender.
I currently have him at #35 on my mock to GS, I think he'd be a great fit for them.
yeah i agree, Alex Young would be a good fit for the warriors. he's also available in my mock at the 35th spot, definitely someone i would want the warriors to consider at that spot. i would like them to take one of the better rebounders in the NCAA with their 30th or 35th pick.
as a GS fan, it has to be BEST PLAYER AVAILABLE. I dont care about position. Teams always get messed up when they go for need. we could use more size..yes. we could upgrade at SF...yes. a backup SG....sure. Just get me a guy that can play. I dont want no more Brandon Wrights, Anthony Randolphs or Ekpe Udohs. You know why Udoh was selected over Monroe? Cuz the FO thought that Udoh was the better athlete. With the 30th pick and second rounders, I say you can side more with the need but in top 7, best player available. Lamb, Rivers, Sullinger....if they can play draft them
Warrior fan here, and as much as I'd love Sully and I do believe he will be a very good post player and rebounder, how are we going to get him on the court? I know he might not be ready to start right away ut both David Lee and Bogut are locked up for a couple years and both are great players, I'd love MKG if we get in the top 3, I like Tyler Zeller but for the same reasons previously stated I would prefer a 3 guard, a guy like Beal wouldn't fit either because that would slide Klay to the three which is why we traded Monta in the first place, I'd love PJ3, he can play the 3 and is crazy talented, he's not ready to play big minutes but if we can get a guy with the talent he has at 7th, I'd be happy, even if his attitude and will to be the best player he can is a question mark.
I like the Warriors taking Andrew Nicholson at #30, seems like a good fit. They need shotblocking and defense desperately. As for the #7 pick, I would go with Sullinger or Moultrie, whoever they like more (and of course I would go with Barnes if he miraculously drops down to 7). However, I fear they will fall in love with Perry Jones' size and pick him only to find out he is just another Brandon Wright. Their biggest needs are at SF and PF, but they could use one of their second rounders on Machado if they think they need more depth at PG.
If the warriors happen to get a top 7 pick I would like to see them target a couple of players:
Andre Drummond - his combo of size, athleticism, fluidity, and potential is too great for a size challenged and injury prone warriors front court to pass up on.
Mkg - leadership, defense, tenacity and a great attitude are all traits the warriors need and mkg has them in spades plus his game would seemingly compliment the current warriors starters very well
Harrison Barnes - he would provide the warriors an athletic 3 who would really pressure defenses as a third wing scoring option behind stef and Klay, giving them one of the smoothest backcourts in the league
Kendall marshall - Stefs series of ankle injuries are reason for concern and Marshall would give the warriors a strong backup with great playmaking skills who could start in the event of an injury and put up decent numbers and keep the team playing at a competent level.
With the 30th pick I would like to see the warriors target tony wroten, draymond green, Jeffery Taylor, and possibly Quincy miller
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@andrew1984 thank you man always nice to see spree getting a little love