1. Eric Paschall
The 41st pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, Eric Paschall, had an absolutely sensational season for the Warriors if this is indeed the end. The team’s second-round draft pick came out of nowhere and was spectacular for them amid their down year.
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The rookie averaged a clean 14.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game throughout 60 games, having started in just 26 of those. Paschall shot 49.7 percent from the field in his first year, having struggled with his shot from behind the arc at only 28.7 percent.
Paschall was trending upwards in the Rookie of the Year race for a significant period of time, and for all the right reasons.
Coming in with no real expectations, it seemed like the 23-year-old proved that he was deserving of a spot on this roster not just for this season but for many to come.
With the Warriors prepared to jump right back into championship contention next season, Eric Paschall will undoubtedly be a significant part of their vast rotation.
Whether that means the forward will come off the bench or be in the starting lineup, Paschall will be an essential piece for the future regardless.