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Warriors’ interesting plan for 7th, 14th picks in 2021 NBA Draft, per GM

Warriors, 2021 NBA Draft

The Golden State Warriors are in an interesting position in the 2021 NBA Draft. They have a couple of lottery picks at 7th and 14th, but they already have a roster with championship talent that just needs more depth.

Considering the Warriors don’t have much opportunity to give to rookies and the fact that what they need are players who can contribute right away, the general belief around the league is they would try to trade those picks for a veteran player or legitimate starter.

Based on general manager Bob Myers’ latest interview, that really seems to be the case. While they still have their picks, he admitted that it can change quickly. Myers also hinted that they have received several new offers.

That doesn’t mean the Warriors are not open to taking in rookies, though. If the Dubs don’t find a trade that suits them and their plans, Bob Myers highlighted that they can still make the selections. However, he made it clear that their rookies won’t have a large role and that they would probably take someone who is  “supplemental and playable.”

Myers also noted that should they fail to make a trade for their picks, they would be looking for someone who they can develop long-term.

Simply put, the Warriors are remaining flexible heading to the draft. While it’s clear they would want to trade their picks to have a reliable player behind Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, they know that they still need to get a fair value from their picks in any deal. If that doesn’t come, they’d rather take a gamble on young talents who can very well become valuable assets or the next faces of the franchise.