What will Golden State do with the 6th overall pick?
With needs on the wing and depth at center, what will the Warriors do with the 6th overall pick in this year's draft? Adding a capable back-up center in veteran Dan Gadzuric helps, but now there is a bigger need on the wing with the loss of Corey Maggette and his 20 points per game. Golden State rids themselves of a 30-year wing, making about $31 million over the next three seasons, while Gadzuric is due to earn a little over $7 million in his final year of his current contract.
So will the Warriors still take a big man as we expect, or with Maggette on his way to Milwaukee, will Golden State fill a need on the wing? Currently, the team has Anthony Morrow and Kelenna Azubuike, both are free agents though. Evan Turner of Ohio State and Syracuse's Wesley Johnson is expected to be taken between picks No. 2 overall and No. 4 overall. Al-Farouq Aminu would be the third ranked wing, but with a limited perimeter game at this point in his career, he resembles current Warrior forward Anthony Randolph. Xavier Henry looks to be the best fit - a 6'7" wing with a excellent outside shot. He would give the Warriors a now much-needed perimeter threat and seems to fit within the team's athletic scheme.
By President - Corey Ruff - 6-23-10