The Warriors were one of a few teams to benefit from Wednesday night's draft lottery results, hanging onto their lottery pick for another year. According to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle, GM Bob Myers doesn't intend to use all four picks the Warriors hold, but views them as valuable trade assets. Myers also aims to land a starter with the seventh overall pick, pointing out that "I don't think anyone would accept the thought of drafting a backup" with a top-10 pick. Here are a few more of the morning's Warriors updates:
- The Warriors will explore moving their lottery pick in a deal for a veteran small forward, says Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group. According to Thompson, Golden State has "long had interest" in Andre Iguodala, and could also target players like Rudy Gay, Nicolas Batum, Danny Granger, and Josh Smith.
- Kentucky's Terrence Jones interests the Warriors at #7, according to Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News.
- Trading up or down from the seventh pick is a possibility, says Simmons in his previously-linked piece. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist would be a good fit for the Warriors in the top three, while the team could move down and still have a shot at Jones or Meyers Leonard.