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With all this talent and potential in this draft I dont see why they would trade the picks, moody seems about as perfect as a pick possible for the warriors at 7 and has high upside the help the franchise for years. Wiseman was the pick they should have traded especially knowing they had Minnesota's pick coming

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Jul 16, 2021Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

With all of the popular sports critics and writers out there, is anyone keeping track of the accuracy of these sites comparing their mock drafts with the actual outcomes?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtDGzJwUF_o

Josh Christopher film session with Schmitz came out today. Currently my favorite for the #14 pick assuming guys like Wagner and Giddey are gone, although it changes every week lol. Watching this interview, not only does he kinda play like Anthony Edwards, but he seems to have a fun-loving personality like Edwards as well.

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Jul 15, 2021Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

OT: # of comments from the last four diaries:

DubNationHQ: 197, 145, 188, 75 (and counting)

LGW: 0, 4, 1, 1

Significantly less close than Sengun v. Mitchell. :-)

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Anthony Slater

@anthonyVslater

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2h

End of this Draymond Green soundbite on the Warriors' upcoming offseason decisions: "There's definitely some really good talent in this draft...There's also some good talent in this league. So we'll see what happens."

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Chad Ford

@chadfordinsider

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2h

Golden State is thinking trade:

“The Warriors are definitely open to trading out of the draft, and with picks 7 and 14, they may be able to get what they covet in return: a youngish starter who can help the team compete right away.”

-- NBA Big Board

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Hollinger posted an article on the Athletic, estimating what his analytics suggest players should get as FAs this year per season. Notably it suggested Danny Green the 8th most valuable at $19 M. Patty Mills, Otto Porter, Nic Batum, Doug McDermott, and notably, Kelly Oubre did not make the top 25 players and are valued at less than $11.5M. The dream is still alive for those players.

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Jul 15, 2021Liked by Perks (GSWCBA), Duby Dub Dubs

Bravo, Perks!

Love these. Beyond the fabulously detailed and clear writing, you always seem to arrive at the same top choices I have. Patty Mills and Otto Porter have been atop my list forever. Which of the two I would pick with my one MLE is a tougher call.

One quibble: I’m not sure Otto Porter and a few others on this list are any more or less “wing” than Nic Batum. There are so many guys who skirt the ephemeral line between 3 and 4 (LeBron, KD, Kawhi, PG, Siakam, Porter, Batum, etc. etc.) that It might be simpler just to call them all “big wings,” while calling the 2-3 types — basically the guys 6’-6” and under — “small wings.”

But I know the grey areas are unavoidable when grouping guys by position…

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“Given Lee's production and fit on this team relative to his value, it is likely he will be on the roster next season.”

The key term being “relative”. Gotta keep the MacCurry Clan happy.

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Jul 15, 2021Liked by Perks (GSWCBA)

Any 2/3 of Bazemore/Green/OPJ/Hood/Bullock would be really nice. Can never have too many wings. Hood might also bring some shot-creation which our bench units could really use.

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Jul 15, 2021Liked by Perks (GSWCBA), Duby Dub Dubs

This is a much more exciting list than the guards, especially since it doesn't even include Batum.

Porter if attainable would be awesome. I think he could look at the Warriors on a one year deal and think he could rebuild some value.

Bullock if attainable, also awesome. I think he's one of the more underrated players in the league. He's got nice size, decent defender and can shoot 3's at volume over 40%.

Lastly, Hood would be a perfect fit on the roster. He'd actually be close to ideal because he's a pretty skilled ballhandler. He could be a co-focal point with Poole on that 2nd unit offense and fit in lineups with pretty much anyone on the roster.

All these guys are starter level players.

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Is Rudy Gay not a wing ?

Also nice article, obviously Otto Porter is the dream but I think realistically it's bringing back Baze + a guy from the T2-3 range that'll end up happening. Ariza would be a nice add for bench depth.

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Love this series, Perks! Also, the list actually has some players I'm interested in signing.

For me, Baze first. He's a vet with an outside shot, and he knows the systems here.

Between Baze return and another drafted wong, I'm probably saving MLE for a big, unless one of the stretch targets somehow falls into our price range

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Jul 15, 2021Liked by Perks (GSWCBA)

We only have two legit big men, JW & Looney. Really only one developed big man. I think we need to sign a big FA, or bring up Kaleb Wesson from the gleague. That guy is at least serviceable and will give us some assurance in the paint. Or, Henry Ellenson, one of the top big men in the gleague for Toronto. Affordable and absolute insurance for injury of either our incumbent bigs. I'm tired of these re-tread guards. We've got shooters in DLee and Poole and we'll get some more scoring from the draft picks and hopefully JW.

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OT: Wasn't McGruder the one that Klay and Draymond bullied last year? Lol he's never coming here. That was just plain old mean.

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**** Danny Green. Bullock or Otto would be nice and I'd take on GRlll to replace Baze if he doesn't come back. I forget GRlll is still young because I keep on thinking of him as a vet on the tail end of his career.

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