Warriors keeping options open with top-5 NBA draft pick: ‘The best player is not obvious’ — Daily Republic

By Wes Goldberg, The Mercury News Sometimes Warriors head coach Steve Kerr laughs when he reads articles grading selections of past NBA drafts. “It’s a tough position to be in to have to write about these guys and grade teams when nobody really knows but, after the fact, it’s sort of hilarious,” Kerr said. “Pascal Siakam […]

Warriors keeping options open with top-5 NBA draft pick: ‘The best player is not obvious’ — Daily Republic
“It’s a tough position to be in to have to write about these guys and grade teams when nobody really knows but, after the fact, it’s sort of hilarious,” Kerr said. “Pascal Siakam going 27th and people complaining about the Raptors not knowing what they were doing, because so-and-so was available. Are you nuts? If you did that re-draft, he’d be top-five.”
The NBA draft lottery is scheduled for May 19, and the Warriors are poised to select no later than fifth. However, they know the best player in the draft could end up being selected much later. With that in mind, the Warriors are taking a deep look at prospects, going beyond the players most often discussed at the top of the draft.
As Kerr, general manager Bob Myers and the rest of the Warriors’ front office spend the hiatus watching film and scouting prospects, their final draft board for their first-round pick is expected to be whittled down to about 15 players by draft night.

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Warriors keeping options open with top-5 NBA draft pick: ‘The best player is not obvious’ — Daily Republic

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