TERRENCE JONES, Kentucky
Position: Small forward/Power forward
Size: 6-foot-9, 249 pounds
Stats: 12.3 points, 50 percent shooting, 7.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists
Strengths: The former high school point guard is highly skilled. He can handle, penetrate and pass like a small forward. But in his sophomore season at Kentucky he showed he can produce inside. Has nice footwork, is calm under pressure and has the physicality to finish strong. He has the size, length, athleticism and toughness to be a force on defense.
Weaknesses: He's a bit of a tweener because he's talented enough and flawed enough at both positions to not really know where he belongs. His jumper needs a lot of work and he's been known to disappear. Can get out of control at times. Not as explosive as you'd like.
Fit with Warriors: He's probably the best fit for small forward other than his college teammate, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. He's has the athleticism, the body and some of the skills they want. But the transition to small forward in the NBA (from power forward at Kentucky) is going to come with its bumps and bruises. But he comes with some risk, thanks to his questionable motor and lack of definitive position. He would be much more ideal if the Warriors could nab him later in the draft. If he's available between 17 and 25, which some mock drafts believe he will be, Golden State may be able to use their remaining three picks to get high enough to nab him. That would be a steal and much more value than taking him at No. 7.