After an up-and-down regular season that culminated in a 44-38 record, the Golden State Warriors will take the 19th overall pick to the 2023 NBA draft to be held at Barclays Center on June 22.
Still in championship contention with an experienced core, they could use some of their picks to upgrade their roster. However, the defending champions have shown they’re more than willing to select young talent and build a two-timeline ideology.
What kind of draft assets do the Golden State Warriors have over next three NBA seasons? Check out the list below.
- First-Round Pick (2023)
Golden State only has their own first-round pick for this year’s draft, having taken multiple selections in each of the last four drafts. Their second-round pick (49) was traded as part of a deal to acquire the draft rights to Alen Smailagic in 2019 — a move that certainly didn’t pan out. They could buy second-round selections as they have regularly over the last few years, but that access is being phased out under the new CBA for teams, like the Warriors, that are well over the luxury tax apron.
The Warriors will have to give up their first-round selection to the Memphis Grizzlies, that is unless they have a disastrous season and finish with a lottery pick between one and four. The top four protected pick is what they had to give the Grizzlies in order for them to take Andre Iguodala’s contract in 2019, which allowed Golden State to make salary cap room for the incoming D’Angelo Russell.
- First-Round Pick (TBC)
- Second-round pick via Charlotte Hornets (top 55 protected)
The Warriors will hold their first-round pick in 2025 unless the 2024 pick lands in the top four as explained above. If the pick weren’t to convey to the Grizzlies, then the 2025 pick would be top one protected.
Stemming from the 2021 mid-season trade of Brad Wanamaker, Golden State could get a worthless second-round pick from the Hornets if they finish with a top five record in the league. The Warriors own second-round pick is owed to the Brooklyn Nets in the deal that brought in Russell in the 2019 offseason.