A year after nabbing four draft prospects, the Warriors' front office was equally busy in finding a way to select just one player Thursday.

The Warriors joined the fray on a draft night filled with wheeling and dealing, making three transactions in a frantic 30-minute span before finally selecting Serbian point guard Nemanja Nedovic with the No. 30 pick.

In the initial deal, the Warriors sent $1.6 million and a 2014 second-round choice to Minnesota for the No. 26 pick and guard Malcolm Lee. They got $1 million from Oklahoma City to move down three spots, then pawned Lee and his salary back off on Phoenix to drop one more spot to No. 30.

"It all happened pretty quickly, but we're happy with the result," Warriors general manager Bob Myers said. "Every year, it's a lot of stress and a lot of fun, but this was a different one. There was a ton of movement, a lot of teams looking to make deals - a flurry of deals."

Two seasons ago, the Warriors purchased the 39th pick for $2 million and grabbed Jeremy Tyler from a deep draft pool. This season, the Warriors finagled their way to a first-round pick that ultimately cost them only $600,000.

This was the first time since 2000 that the Warriors entered a draft without a first-round pick and would have been the first time in history that they went without any selection. They traded their first-round pick in a 2008 deal for Marcus Williams and their second-round choice in the 2010 sign-and-trade deal for David Lee.

With backup center Festus Ezeli expected to miss between six and nine months after this month's knee surgery and backup power forward Carl Landry opting out of the remainder of the final season of a two-year, $8 million contract, the Warriors need frontcourt depth.