This will be a short fan post. I think we've discussed lottery picks to death so how about moving draft discussion in a different direction.
Every year there are quality players drafted late first and early second round from smaller schools. Last year no one new what to expect from George hill or Courney Lee. As a Warriors fan, I would love to have George Hill, a gritty defensive minded pg who can hit shots amd works hards. And although we have a million swing players, I'd trade most for Courtney Lee, who in many ways reminds me of Richard Hamilton with a bit more range (obviously not as good yet.... actually... maybe its just the mask).
I know the Warriors have no late first or early second picks, but its generally easy to trade into those spots, teams picking there want either players who can help them win now, or dont want to pay a rookie.
Here are a few names highlighted:
Eric Maynor- Had a great game in the tourney. Spent 4 years in school and is mature. Can make all the shots, there are questions about his althetism, he has alot of confidence and has been able to run a team
Jermaine Taylor- SG from Central Florida with alot of athletism and 3 pt range. Not much of a defender yet but has all tools to be one. Could be a steal for instant offense. Has a 6-9 wingspan
Toney Douglas- Ok florida state is not a small school but it isnt a basketball power either. A quality on ball defender with GREAT athletism, work ethic and maturity. Oh yeah and a 6-6 wingspan for a 6-2 pg is nice...Hasn't shown to be a real PG yet, but in watching him play a few times in college, he plays with ALOT of heart and in right situation as a backup he could really help.
Derrick Brown- Undersized F with great wingspan, leaping abiltiy and athletism. Pretty good offensive player already with 3 pt range. Could be a matt barnes type
Any other names? In fact we can even open it up to players who may go undrafted. We got Morrow that way, and i think every team that passed on him in second round and some in first probably would prefer him to player they got