Warriors Have Plenty of Draft Day Options?
The Warriors have San Antonio’s first-round pick and the second-round choices of New Jersey and Atlanta in the 2012 draft. They could end up with a fourth pick if they’re among the first seven selections post-lottery and thus don’t have to convey their pick to Utah.
With rookies Klay Thompson, Jeremy Tyler and Charles Jenkins expected to be back with the Warriors next season and fellow first-year players Chris Wright and Mickell Gladness still being evaluated, it’s unlikely that the Warriors will want to add three or four more inexperienced players to the 2012-13 roster.
They could package some of the picks to move up in the draft or to keep their top-seven-protected choice, but there’s also some consideration of a draft-and-stash. San Antonio has been probably the most successful franchise in selecting players who either haven’t completed their European contracts or need more polish before starting their NBA careers.