There might be a tendency to look at the Golden State Warriors–who have the No. 28 selection in the 2019 NBA Draft–and feel like their first-round draft selection is irrelevant. After all, the team is likely to still have (at the very least) their trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, how much more do they really need?
Two problems with this line of thinking. The first is that the Toronto Raptors have seemed to expose Golden State’s lack of depth in this year’s NBA Finals, and the second being that Green himself was not even selected until the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft. In fact, this current Warriors dynasty was built almost entirely through the draft, making every selection that much more vital for Joe Lacob and co.
Having established just how crucial development via the draft is for a franchise like the Warriors, who might they be targeting at the end of the first round?