With the June 27th NBA Draft looming, the Golden State Warriors are still without a draft pick. But that could change.
Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group reported Wednesday that Golden State is looking to acquire a draft pick. General manager Bob Meyers stated that the team can buy its way into the draft with the $3 million the league gives teams to spend on trades. The Warriors have $1.6 million left, according to Thompson.
The Warriors wouldn’t obtain a very high draft pick. Thompson reports that the top draft prospects won’t work out for the Warriors because they don’t have a pick. Even if they do acquire one, it isn’t likely to be a high pick.
Still, Meyers likes the idea of drafting young talent (via Thompson’s report):
We’d love to have a pick,” Myers said. “What we would look at if it would make sense and there’s a nice young player. It’s always good to have young players. They’re cheaper. … The fact that we have a lot of young players makes it that we’re not desperate. But if you can find good players on rookie deals, you always want to do that.
Meyers said that trading for a pick is not of the question, but it’s unlikely because some of the Warriors’ current young talent would probably have to be involved in a trade. That’s not something the team is likely to do, especially in a draft class that’s weak on talent and depth.