The Golden State Warriors have developed talent both on and off the court, and Mike Dunleavy being poached to Detroit is the most-recent rumor regarding their developed talent.
Mike Dunleavy, the team’s assistant general manager, could be on his way out the door. The Detroit Pistons are inquiring about the Warriors front office member, but we aren’t quite sure what position it’ll be for.
Dunleavy is a former star NBA player, at one time nearing 20 points per game. Known for his quality three-point shooting and high IQ, Dunleavy has risen through the ranks in the Warriors organization.
Now, he may be on the move, according to SNY’s Ian Begley.
“Nets director of player personnel J.R. Holden and Warriors assistant GM Mike Dunleavy are among the executives on the Pistons’ radar as they look to add to their front office, per SNY sources,” SNY’s Begley wrote.
Dunleavy was drafted by Golden State third overall in the 2002 NBA Draft, so his ties to the organization stem decades. The year after he left Golden State, Dunleavy started to hit his stride and notched 19.1 points per game.
As for his return to the organization, Dunleavy joined the team last year as a scout and quickly became the assistant general manager.
As for the job with Detroit, Dunleavy will be considered, but who knows where his mind is at when it actually comes to getting the gig, especially with how dominant the Warriors have been over the last few seasons.
The Pistons need the leadership with Blake Griffin‘s contract coming to an end in the next few seasons. With some budding young talent, Dunleavy would have to make some hard decisions if he were to take the gig.
With their front office being reshuffled, unless the job is for general manager, it doesn’t make much sense for Dunleavey to leave. Why would he make a horizontal move to a clearly inferior team?
Within the next few seasons, it wouldn’t be shocking to see Dunleavy in another team’s colors.