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Warriors looking at small forwards

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Warriors looking at small forwards

not in the draft where you shouldnt really be banking on a main piece right away unless you've been highly touted as NBA ready. but in a trade. they're mostly using their 4 picks in the following draft as trade chips, heres the source:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/06/06/SP421OT4KO.D...

as a warriors fan, this is positive news to me as i see them trying to talk to teams who either really want a player at 7, want to free up minutes or a role with a promising young talent already on their team or someone whose looking to shed salary in their team, taking a chance on a player who can contribute on a rookie scale.


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Terrence Jones works best of

Terrence Jones works best of those available to me, though multiple picks for Derrick Williams seems to make sense, as well. Serious question though, why not Henson? If I'm the Warriors and have been burned by his type I see the hesitation, but he'd really fit their scheme and pace given how effectively the rest of the roster spreads the floor.

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As a fellow GSW fan

We need 3 things on this team: a slasher to compliment Klay and Curry, talented bigs (everyteam in the NBA does) and a defensive small forward.

1-defensive small forward is actually the easiest find, IMO. get an athlete and tell him too just defend. I know it isnt as easy as it sounds to find that player but Im saying you dont have to draft a player like this at 7 cuz then I think you are wasting a pick cuz at 7 I want some scoring ability

2-at 7 we probably miss out on the good bigs and then people like PJ3, Terrence Jones, Henson, Zeller all have faults (which at 7 they all will) and dont exactly thrill me on the next level. Im okay with Sullinger

3- the slasher is the reason I would like Royce WHite or Austin Rivers at 7. They can get to the rim cuz of their ability to dribble. Draft the best player available that fits your team, not the best player available that fits your need. If we do the 1st option we can always trade later

my want board is:

Austin Rivers

Royce White

Jared Sullinger

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I don't think Austin Rivers

I don't think Austin Rivers is a good fit for GS. Royce White seems like a better choice even coming off the bench if they can get Iguodala. It seems he's projected at mid-first round.

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Austin Rivers is likely

Austin Rivers is likely unplayable next to Steph. They didn't move Monta just to draft the same problem.

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As a Sixers fan I've been hearing a lot of things about GS

I've been hearing rumors that the Sixers and Warriors have a deal in place in which the Sixers send Andre Iguadola and the 45th pick to Golden State for Dorrel Wright plus The 7th and 35th picks in the Draft...

The Warriors have been desperately looking for an All Star Level Sf and Iggy fits the mold, he can be great for the Warriors offense as a Point Forward allowing Curry and Thompson to spot up and hit the 3 ball while also getting the ball to the big men Lee and Bogut inside...

The Sixers want to draft a Pf with the 7th pick, I've heard they are in love with Jared Sullinger's offensive skillset and Thomas Robinson's work ethic, rebounding and athletism, both are a little undersized and one could be available at 7

I've heard they'd still be willing to take a chance on a player if either of those 2 are gone by the time the 7th pick is up...

They'll likely also look at John Henson(shot blocking, lenght and college backround) Perry Jones III(Size, Skillset and potential) Arnett Moultrie(Size, Athletism and Potential) although most may think they can be drafted with the Sixers 15th pick...They'll have the 7th pick to address Pf or even Sg/Sg now that Iguadola is gone(Turner could play Sf allowing them to Draft a Sg 7th or 15th, I think Beal or Lamb at 7th makes sense if they can't find the perfect Pf. but at 15th Rivers, Ross, Wroten or Dion Waiters could be there too)...

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@pulseglazer

Rivers is actually bigger then Monta according to their listings but Im not talking about starting the two together. I always said that Currry should be like a Jason Terry type but wont cuz the FO loves him and with his injury history the likelyhood of Curry getting hurt again is expected. In tht case make Rivers come off the bench as a guy that can handle. Offensively I think he is the best compliment to Klay and Curry cuz Rivers would instantly be the best at getting to the rim and this draw defense for Klay and Curry for 3

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The Warriors don't want another scorer/shooter with the 7th pick

They want to trade the pick for an All Star level Sf to complete their starting line up with Curry, Klay, Lee and Bogut, Rush will be resigned and they want to add another bigman with the 30th pick(I've heard they like Andrew Nicholson a lot) and they want to sign a veteran Pg like Andre Miller or Jason Kidd to play backup Pg or potentially start alonside Curry or Klay

If you look at their roster and the potential trade options listed in the original posters Link are...

Batum, Deng, Iguadola, Gay, Granger and Josh Smith

Nic Batum will be resigned by the Trailblazers most likely, If rumors of Batum wanting to join the Parker are true then he'll be Signed and Traded to San Antonio for Kahwi Leonard and Tiago Splitter plus Cash...

Deng is a good defender and can be a 2nd or 3rd option on offense, but he's not as versatile as Iguadola and has an iffy injury history much like Bogut and Curry more recently, Iggy has been an Ironman playing the majority of minutes and games since being drafted, The Bulls would love to dump Deng on you trust me

Rudy Gay is the guy you trade for if you want to remain in the lottery IMO, although he's the most talented, that's ironic but I don't think Rudy is at a point in his carrer where he makes his team better, many could say the Grizzlies are better without him or with him playing less significant role on offense, he's the 3rd option on a Good Memphis Team, and The 1st option on a Bad One, see how that works out, Gay doesn't make his team better...

Granger, I like Danny but lets be honest, he's an over rated shooter/scorer, and he can't defend the best Sf's in the league and he doesn't make his team any better by not wanting to rebound/defend or defer to better team mates(ask David West and Roy Hibbert if they didn't deserve more shots than Danny in playoffs) The Pacers would love dump Danny Granger on you and get the 7th pick(obviously a Pg or Pf) and with the money saved the Pacers would offer a Max deal to Eric Gordon, The Warriors would make a slight jump in the talent department and may even sniff the playoffs, but by year 2 they'd digress again with Granger's bad shot selection, poor defense and injury concerns...

Josh Smith is an absolute headache in Atlanta and could very well be in Golden State, but he's got the most athletism and he's a very good defender when he wants to be, he can also take some of the worst shots in the NBA sometimes and can absolutely kill the Warriors offensive flow, he's also a guy anyone would likely take a chance on because he can make the WoW play and fill up a stat sheet, I just never thought Josh was a smart player and he certainly was never a winner in Atlanta, they got better because of Joe Johnson and the addition of Al Horford, not because Josh made his teamamtes better or even played smart basketball when they were successful, I watched Hawks games and wondered how they were a playoff Team with Smith taking as many bad outside shots as he did, now he does run the floor like a Deer, hit the glass, block shots and play defense(when he wants to) so he'd be a good fit, but not the perfect fit IMO...

The perfect fit for what the Warriors have said to want and need is Andre Iguadola, he's a guy that does all the right things on the court, although maby Sixers fans would say he's taken some bad shots over the years, I say this, "What NBA player hasn't taken a few bad shots in his carrer", Iggy was forced to be the # 1 option when he was clearly a 2nd or 3rd option with elite defense who could also play Point Guard on offense, he never gets in the way of the teams success, his stats don't matter to him, what matters is the Teams success and is proved true by this past season, he post his worst offensive numbers as a starter only to appear his first All Star Game and help the Sixers to their best Season since another AI played in a Sixers uniform...

Iguadola is clearly the best choice for the Warriors IMO, I may be wrong and I may be a little bit biased toward Iguadola and the idea of my Team's pressence in the Trade Talks but it's been there...We almost traded Iggy for Monta Ellis last summer and we pulled out because of our new ownership grour not wanting to trade for an "AI clone"...We kept Iggy which payed off huge,he had an All Star appearence, we got into the playoffs and we took down Chicago(the 1st seed in the East) and played Boston tough only to lose in 7 games, I victory in it's self for a young and upcoming team...And if Boston goes on to the Finals we can say we took the Eastern Conference Champions to 7 games and we had a chance until Rajon Rondo's jump shot became Ray Allen like in the 4th...

I'm also a Warriors fan and East Coast follower, I've followed them because of their ties to The Philadelphia Warriors and the great players over the Years like Chris Mullin, Mitch Richmond, Rod Strickland, Chris Webber and others...so I'd like to see them get better sooner rather than waiting for a rookie to develop, of course unless that rookie is MKG...

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