Draft analyst Evan Zamir on Warriors' #7 pick; Davion Mitchell vs James Bouknight
It’s that time of year again where Dub Nation huddles around the internet campfire to intently discuss the next lottery pick the recuperating Golden State Warriors should select.
Here at HQ we’ve got the greatest NBA draft tournament on the planet roaring ahead, led by the legend Eric Apricot’s quest for knowledge. We’ve also got Perks of r/Warriors glory over here dropping gems of speculation to light your path towards basketball enlightenment. And of course, we’ve got awesome readers like you… the ones who make this place truly come alive.
For your viewing pleasure we’ve got the often imitated-but-never-duplicated draft analyst Evan Zamir. He’s an old school blog boi from GSOM whose deep dives into the next wave of NBA assassins makes him a must follow on social (@TheCity2). He joined Duby Dub Dubs and myself for a series of thought experiments regarding the Davion Mitchell vs James Bouknight debate, Warriors fans who are skeptical of the front office, and James Wiseman vs LaMelo Ball chatter.
Here’s some handy dandy timestamps for all this ramblin’:
1:11 Evan talks about the fans booing Joe Lacob over Monta
2:55 Evan discusses being adamant last year that the Warriors should have drafted LaMelo instead of Wiseman.
05:58 Duby explains why he’s nervous about the Warriors’ future
09:17 Evan breaks down his best guess for who the Warriors will take, juxtaposed with who he personally wants
12:16 James Bouknight breakdown
17:06 Evan calls Davion Mitchell the “worst outcome” at the #7 spot
18:49 Analyzing the possible methodology behind training the two picks
21:03 What are the odds of two rookies helping the Warriors win now?
23:28 Discussing the difficulties of developing projects while chasing titles
25:25 How close to contention does the Warriors current (healthy) core get you?
28:59 What is the player type GSW should covet?
33:02 Moses Moody, Franz Wagner, Corey Kispert analysis
34:33 Evan and Duby share their concerns about the front office’s vision.
36:50 Duby is skeptical Klay Thompson will be ready next year to help the Warriors
39:26 Discussing the pressure of Wiseman fitting with Coach Kerr’s philosophy. Daniel preaches patience.
45:07 The Warriors’ odds to win the next title in Vegas compared to the potential strength of the West
49:47 Evan has a message for Patrick Murray about Obi Toppin, the guy Patrick believed was the Dubs’ best potential draft pick last season