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Final analysis: Udoh the right pick

Obviously, nobody really knows whether Thursday’s draft selection of Baylor power forward Ekpe Udoh is a genius or bonehead move. We can read all the scouting report and analysis that’s out there, but until we see him on the court, in the Warriors’ system, we won’t really know. That being said, I’m in the camp (it seems to be a small one) that likes this pick. If DeMarcus Cousins had dropped past the Kings at No. 5, I think it… Read More »

Quiet draft day so far: ESPN still says Udoh

I’m surprised at the lack of news, let alone chatter and rumors today. I expected a lot more leading up to the draft. I thought we’d hear more about the Warriors shopping their pick with Monta Ellis, but I’ve heard nothing concrete about that. So, as of right now it seems like the Warriors will be content to take their pick at No. 6 and draft Baylor’s Ekpe Udoh. ESPN’s Chad Ford, in his latest mock draft, version 7.1, made… Read More »

Bulls agree to trade that frees up more cap space

ESPN is reporting that the Bulls have agreed to a trade that will ship Kirk Hinrich and the 17th pick in today’s draft to the Washington Wizards. The report says it’s unclear what the Wizards will send back in the trade (my guess is a future first-round or maybe second-round pick), which can’t be completed until July 8 when the Wizards will have enough salary cap space to absorb Hinrich’s $9 million contract. The reason for this deal is money. This… Read More »

NBA draft: Morning links

ESPN’s Chad Ford will have four mock drafts today, versions 7.0, 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3. Yes, he’s a little crazy. Regardless, version 7.0 is out and Ford has the Warriors selecting Ekpe Udoh. Here’s what Ford wrote about the pick: The Warriors are talking to a number of teams about potential trades and it looks like the No. 6 pick is up for grabs. The cost, however, is high. The Warriors want whoever takes the pick to also take the… Read More »

Lottery mock draft

Here’s my mock draft for the top 14 picks in Thursday’s draft. This mock is running on C1 of The Press Democrat sports section Thursday. The Warriors hold the No. 6 overall pick in the first round of today’s NBA draft (4:30 p.m., ESPN). Rumors have the Warriors selecting Baylor power forward Ekpe Udoh or Georgetown center Greg Monroe if one of the top five players doesn’t slide to the sixth pick. The following, a mock draft, is sure to… Read More »

Warriors trying to deal Ellis?

ESPN’s Chad Ford has another draft update, claiming that the Warriors’ No. 6 pick is available for trade, but only if teams are willing to take Monta Ellis and his big contract with it. Here’s what Ford wrote: The Warriors are talking to a number of teams about potential trades and it looks like the No. 6 pick in the draft is up for grabs. The cost, however is high. The Warriors want whoever takes the pick to take on… Read More »

Warriors leaning towards Udoh?

ESPN’s Chad Ford reports that if DeMarcus Cousins is off the board at No. 6 (he is expected to be drafted in the top five selections), the Warriors are leaning towards Ekpe Udoh and not Greg Monroe as previously reported. The reason? Monroe had a poor workout with Golden State over the weekend. Here’s what Ford had to say: If the Kings take Cousins at 5, we’re left with an interesting scenario at No. 6 in Golden State. We’ve had… Read More »

Kawakami: Randolph deal could be for Love

Tim Kawakami writes in his Talking Points blog that the trade talks between the Warriors and Timberwolves might be a swap of Anthony Randolph for Kevin Love. Read the article here. Kevin Love is a big power forward who would help one Warriors area of weakness — rebounding — but not the other (defense). Thefifth overall selection in the 2008 NBA draft, Love has career averages of 12.3 points and 9.9 rebounds in 28.6 minutes per game. Kawakami doesn’t think the… Read More »

Who would you choose at No. 4?

Obviously, the news about Anthony Randolph, the Timberwolves’ No. 4 pick and the Warriors is just rumor. At this point, it’s very possible that the talks have come and gone and this is just something that will rile up the hopes of some Warriors fans. But … if it is true, if the Warriors were to move up to No. 4 in the draft, which player are you hoping the Warriors draft? At this point, I believe only John Wall… Read More »

Anthony Randolph to Timberwolves in trade?

ESPN is reporting the Warriors and Timberwolves are talking trade, with Anthony Randolph’s name involved in a deal that would surely help the Warriors move up from the sixth spot in the draft. The Timberwolves have the fourth overall pick. Here’s the link. What do you think? Are you willing to give up on Randolph to move up a couple spots in the draft?