Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson’s role in Warriors’ 2021 NBA Draft picks
The Golden State Warriors got the luck of the lottery and ended up with the 7th and 14th picks in the 2021 NBA Draft–with the former coming from the Minnesota Timberwolves. They are now set to decide on what to do with those picks, and Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are expected to have some input on that.
After the draft lottery on Tuesday, president and GM Bob Myers opened up about their plans and how Curry, Thompson and Green will be involved in the decision-making process.
“[Steph, Klay, Draymond will] be involved. They’ll, I’m sure, weigh in on their thoughts and we’ll welcome those. We always do. And then if there’s something that makes sense for them and for us, we’ll do it. It depends,” Myers said, per Nick Friedell of ESPN.
With the Warriors getting two lottery picks, there are questions whether the team will really use them to draft two rookies or bundle those precious selections in a trade package that would net them a superstar. After all, the Dubs are in win-now mode and they have a plethora of talents and the picks they can use to make a trade for a star player.
However, if the Warriors end up using the picks they have, Myers doesn’t think it will be a problem for Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
“I would think so,” Myers said when asked if the star trio will be fine with the addition of more rookies. “I hope they trust that we have a sense of what we’re doing. I think Harrison [Barnes], the seventh pick, helped us as a rookie as the [’12/’13] season went on …”
The Warriors certainly have a lot of decisions to make in the next coming weeks, as they try to build a championship contender around Curry, Thompson and Green who only have a few years left at their peaks.
Only time will tell what they will end up doing with their assets, but they are surely in a good position