The Warriors own two picks in the top 14 of the NBA Draft, but it seems like it would be a surprise to see them keep both.
Following Tuesday’s lottery, the Warriors ended up with No. 7 overall selection, courtesy of the Timberwolves, and their own at No. 14.
Better yet, one or both of those lottery picks could be used to help land another star-level talent. That makes the Warriors different than other lottery teams that are aiming to patiently rebuild.
“I don’t think it will be a situation where we are trying to develop players at the risk of losing; that’s the short answer,” Warriors general manager Bob Myers said, via Monte Pool of NBC Sports Bay Area. “We’re not going to develop and have it cost us games. That’s not the plan.”
The Warriors just missed the playoffs this past season, losing both play-in games — first to the Lakers, then the Grizzlies.
As Poole relayed, Warriors coach Steve Kerr indicated after the season it would be nice to add some established players, as opposed to rookies who will need time to adapt to the pro game.
“We all kind of know how the league works,” Kerr said. “The knowledge you gain in this league from year to year is crucial, and what that means for a team’s kind of institutional knowledge as a group is crucial to winning games, because these games come down to possessions. Everything matters.
“Yeah, if we can add a couple of vets, that would be great.”