Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Look Back at the Draft

The NBA draft took place while we were on hiatus, so we didn't get much of a chance to discuss it yet here at the Warriors Rundown. Right away, the guy who will be fighting for fans respect and confidence, first rounder Epke Udoh, will be out for up to 2 months with a knee injury. Causing him to start he year behind the 8-ball right away by missing the summer league.

Needless to say, there weren't a whole lot of people too ecstatic with Larry Reilly's choice or Ekpe Udoh with 6th overall pick, granted, this draft class wasn't exactly loaded with A-list talent. After John Wall, Derrick Favors, DeMarcus Cousins and Evan Turner, there aren't a lot of guys in this class who I see coming in and making immediate impacts for their team. Still though, I just don't get why the Warriors took another slender-sized power forward when they have young guys on their roster who need to be getting playing time. They've since added David Lee and lost Andthony Randolph which really leaves Udoh in the same spot and I still think the W's can make another deal. Let's just say for example that the Warriors are looking to trade Monta Ellis; if they could put together a Brandon Wright/Monta Ellis package, that is going to bring them something in return. There has been whispers of Monta Ellis' interest in playing for his hometown Grizzlies and I'm sure an Ellis/Wright combo may land the W's a Rudy Gay. I'd then try and add on Udoh and their first rounder in 2011 to get OJ Mayo. I could definitely live with a lineup/rotation looking like this:

starters-
PG Stephen Curry
SG OJ Mayo
SF Rudy Gay
PF David Lee
C Andris Beidrins

bench-
F Dorrell Wright
G/F Reggie Williams
F/C Anthony Tolliver
G Jannero Pargo
G Charlie Bell

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