With the NBA Draft right around the corner, the Warriors are focused on the NBA Finals. But they will have to turn their attention to the future soon.
The experts at RotoWorld have identified needs and possible players that fit Golden State in this year's draft.
Golden State Warriors
Picks: Round 1 – No. 30
Needs: Bench depth
On the verge of their second straight NBA Championship, the Warriors may look a little different next season, with starter Harrison Barnes, and a lot of their bench rotation, including Festus Ezeli, Marreese Speights and Leandro Barbosa all becoming free agents. With the last pick of the first round, they could look to add some help, and with their stellar development system in Santa Cruz, they have the tools to help those who need more significant development time.
With Ezeli likely to get more money somewhere else than the Warriors will want to pay, and Andrew Bogut having one year left on his deal, the Warriors may look for a big man. Maryland freshman Diamond Stone or Louisville’s Chinanu Onuaku are possibilities.
If they wanted to look for a big that can stretch the floor, UNLV’s Stephen Zimmerman, or possibly Thon Maker, could fit the bill, both of whom could benefit from D-League time.
Of course, as the draft plays out, a player who was expected to go higher can fall, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see Golden State take them, regardless of position.
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