The Golden State Warriors are without a draft pick at the moment, but that could change come Thursday night.
In an interview with Lowell Cohn of the Press Democrat, Warriors’ GM Bob Myers admitted that they want a draft pick, but it will be difficult to get into the first round.
So, they are looking into the second round.
“It’s always hard to get a pick in the draft, especially in the first round,” said Myers. “They are worth a lot, highly-valued assets. It’s hard to do, hard without paying a high price. The day of buying a first-round pick is past. Now we are looking at the second round. It’s possible. We have $1.6 million to spend. We’re looking to get into the second round.”
Why trade into the draft?
Myers says that the departure of Carl Landry and the probable exodus of Jarrett Jack will leave two gaping holes in the Warriors’ rotation.
So, if he gets a pick, he will select “either a combo 4-5 guy or someone who can play both guard positions,” or essentially find replacements for Landry and Jack.
By the way, Myers can blame former GM Chris Mullin for not having a pick tonight. Mullin was the one who pulled the trigger on the infamous Marcus Williams trade in 2008, giving up a future first round pick in exchange.
Several years have passed, but the trade for a huge bust has finally come back to haunt them, as the Utah Jazz will own the 21st overall pick that is supposed to belong to the Warriors.