The Golden State Warriors seem destined to land a pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, but predicting what pick it will be is anybody’s best guess.
In an interview with the Press Democrat, general manager Bob Myers said he’s been very active, talking to three quarters of the league about acquiring a pick.
Here’s an excerpt from the Democrat’s report:
Warriors general manager Bob Myers has been operating as if he has draft choices. Over the phone Tuesday, he said he already had spoken to three-quarters of the teams in the league. By the time the draft starts at 4:30 tonight, he imagines he will have checked in with every team. He’s also scouted players and even traveled to Europe.
Myers goes on to say that the team is looking to get into the second round. The team has $1.6 million available to buy a pick.
Myers didn’t sound all too optimistic about obtaining a first-round pick, and in a very weak draft, one might question if acquiring a mid-first round pick is worth the effort. For what it’s worth, the 2014 NBA Draft is considered to be loaded.
However, Alex Kennedy of Hoops World reports that the Dallas Mavericks are dangling their 13th pick. He also adds that the Warriors are among a handful of teams looking for a first-rounder.
Dallas continues to shop #13. Minnesota and OKC want to move up. Memphis, Houston, Golden State, Philadelphia want to add a first-rounder.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 27, 2013
To acquire the Mavericks’ pick, the Warriors would likely have to center a deal around Klay Thompson or Harrison Barnes. However, management doesn’t seem inclined to deal either of them.