Golden State Winners of the Draft
With possessing one of the top three or four picks in the Draft to select a player in that first or second tier of talent, the Warriors came away from the 2012 selection with quite the haul.
At No. 7 overall, 6'8" athletic swingman and perimeter sniper, Harrison Barnes, fell right into their laps; not only does he fill a need for the Warriors, but his length and athleticism allow coach Mark Jackson to mold him into a future lockdown-defender.
With the last pick in the first-round, No. 30, overall, Golden State added a much-coveted center in Festus Ezeli. Armed with a wide, strong frame, Ezeli is an interior-force on the defensive end of the floor. While he is still developing a low-post offensive game, Ezeli has only been playing organized basketball for a handful of years and can be brought along slowly behind Andrew Bogut and David Lee up-front.
At No. 35 overall, just a few selections into the second-round, Golden State accrued first-round talent and intangibles in Draymond Green. This undersized power forward can really do-it-all to fill-up the stat sheet and can be utilized really at either forward spot. Defensively, he may struggle to find a true position, but his vast skill set was worth the 35th pick by a fair margin.
By NBA-DRAFT.com Staff Writer - 6 - 29 - 12