NBA Trade Rumors: Warriors Must Secure Lottery Pick in Deal with Jazz

May 26th, 2012 by Austin Green Leave a reply »
The 2012 NBA draft class is loaded with talent, and the Golden State Warriors are trying their damnedest to make sure they aren't left out of the mix.

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Warriors are talking to the Utah Jazz in an attempt to secure their 2012 lottery pick, which is top-seven protected. After agreeing to send the pick to New Jersey, which then sent it to Utah, the Warriors won a recent coin toss that gave them the seventh-best lottery odds, and a 72 percent chance at keeping the pick.

But, according to Stein, Golden State still isn't comfortable with that number.

[T]he Warriors, sources say, are prepared to sacrifice a trade asset or two before Wednesday's lottery to make a deal with Utah that would wipe out the stipulations in place for the 28 percent possibility that the pick falls outside of the top seven.

Stein went on to say that Golden State doesn't want to include current players, preferring instead to send future draft considerations to Utah and perhaps loosen the restrictions on Golden State's 2013 (top-seven protected) and '14 picks (top-six protected).

Either way, this is a smart move ...

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