Patrick Murray, Joe Viray talk Warriors' draft (Davion Mitchell vs Moses Moody)
Hey, how optimistic/pessimistic are you about Golden State's present circumstances?
Boom shakalaka! We’re back with another draft vidcast here at the HQ and this one features two young hotshots in the NBA media landscape, Patrick Murray of Forbes’ Sport and Joe Viray of Rappler Sports.
These gentlemen are dear friends of ours from GSOM and occasional contributors to DNHQ who are about as dialed into Dub Nation’s culture as anyone on the planet. They always bring sharp insights into Warriors basketball and this interview was no different, especially with CP3 slander and Mr. Murray responding to some funny Obi Toppin vs LaMelo Ball related chiding from our last guest Evan Zamir.
Here’s some handy dandy timestamps:
01:40 Checking in on the NBA Finals.
05:55 Patrick discusses the difficulty for the Dubs in hunting a trade for a “win now” piece.
08:57 Daniel goads Patrick into responding to Evan’s jokes over Pat’s Obi Toppin last draft. This leads to a pointed review of Wiseman’s rookie season.
13:01 Discussing the classic argument of “development” vs “win now”.
16:31 Joe discusses how the absence of Klay created terrible spacing that hindered Wiseman’s growth.
23:50 Joe describes why Moses Moody is the perfect Warriors player relative to his draft class.
25:05 Patrick explains where certain Warriors players carry more value to them than to other teams in trade scenarios.
29:54 Patrick explains that his research leads him to believe Davion Mitchell is the right choice at #7.
37:45 Joe talks about how close the Warriors current core is to contention.
43:22 Optimistic or pessimistic about Golden State’s direction?
CP3 is goin to leave Phoenix this summer? I don't think so. He's gonna stay
Hollinger stat-based contract projection of SFs:
Oubre: $9.4 M (he notes will likely get more)
Bazemore: $8.9 M (he notes likely due to unsustainable 40% 3P% and unlikely to be back in GSW)
Otto Porter: $7.7 M (he notes could be a huge bargain if healthy)
Hard to argue with any of those conclusions.