Last night's comeback victory over the Timberwolves didn't help the Warriors chances of keeping their first-round draft pick, since it must be in the top seven or it goes to the Jazz. The win left them with the eighth-worst record in the league, as our draft order tracker shows. Here's the latest from the team by the bay:
- Nate Robinson's minimum-salary contract expires at the end of the season, and his future with the team beyond that looks uncertain, writes Marcus Thompson II of the Bay Area News Group.
- Despite the team's lackluster season and failure to make good on first-year coach Mark Jackson's promise of a playoff berth, some key players have Jackson's back, writes Derek Page of HoopsWorld.
- Matt Steinmetz of CSNBayArea.com says fans shouldn't fret over the team losing its pick, and believes, with Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut returning from injury, there's enough talent on the roster to make the playoffs next season.
- Monte Poole of the Bay Area News Group thinks rookie point guard Charles Jenkins, who has an unguaranteed minimum-salary contract for next year with the Warriors, could be more valuable to the team than any player in the draft besides Anthony Davis.
- Jenkins, averaging 6.0 APG this month, still isn't satisfied with his performance, promising "drastic change" to his game next season, Thompson notes.