2010 NBA Draft: Golden State’s Second-Round Options

June 16th, 2010 by Ashwath Krishna Leave a reply »
With all the hype around the 2010 NBA lottery draft, it's sometimes easy to forget that the draft does have two rounds.

The Warriors should know this.

In 2002 and 2005, while our first round picks (Dunleavy Jr and Ike Diogu) never amounted to much, in the second round we managed to unearth a couple of gems in Gilbert Arenas and Monta Ellis respectively. 

In fact, just last year the Spurs used our second round slot (which they'd gotten hold of in the draft-day trade which sent Goran Dragic to Phoenix) to select DeJuan Blair.

If there's one thing in this franchise that doesn't seem to be jinxed, it's our second round picks.

The second rounder could prove to be especially useful in this year's draft. While the Class of 2010 is a bit short on star quality, it's an exceptionally deep class. At 34th overall, there will still be plenty of guys on the board who are capable of being good, solid rotation players.

This is especially so for our positions of greatest need (center and small forward). So I decided to play the drafting game and see who would be best for us.

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