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Easy fix for starting SF, backup PG, and backup PF.

How about these solutions:

Starting SF: Preferably Danny Granger. Iguodala or Gay as alternate options.

Give up: 7th pick, 30th pick, and Dorrel Wright (expiring contract). Anything more than that is giving up too much.

Analysis: All three players would be a certain upgrade at the SF position, and everyone, especially Iguodala, brings some athleticism to the table. Not to mention that the three guys serve as pretty solid defenders, bringing a sense of toughness to the Warriors identity. I just like Granger the most for I think that he possesses the best overall game.

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Starting SF (solution 2): Harrison Barnes, North Carolina

Pick: #7

Analysis: Yes, I know, everyone will bring up that Harrison Barnes simply cannot create his own shot and relies too strictly on his jumper. Yet, such is not true at all. I have seen him play and he has the ability to drive it to the basket strong, which is essentially creating his own shot. Also, that jumpshot that he supposedly relies on is one of the sweetest in the entire draft, no one can deny that is nothing short of elite. This would allow the Warriors to have three major threats for deep shots; K. Thompson, S. Curry, and H. Barnes.

Best Case Scenario: Danny Granger-like

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Backup PG: Jason Kid

Contract: One year dear worth a few million.

Analysis: See, I think Charles Jenkins has ALMOST proven himself worthy to be a backup PG. He has shown great flashes for the future and there is no denying his work ethic that will result in an upswing in his game. But for the meantime, while he is still proving himself, we can bring in the hometown kid to serve strictly as a temporary floor general (something that the Warriors lacked last year).

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Backup PG (solution #2): Scott Machado, Iona

Pick: 52

Analysis: This stud of a point guard basically averaged a whopping 10 assists per a game last year. Posting such gaudy numbers exemplifies that he has the true ability of a floor general. He will be able to dish it out to amazing shooters like Klay Thompson and as a result, make some big points go down. The downside to such a pick is that he might overthrow Charles Jenkins, meaning that the Warrior's pick last year was a wasted one.

Best Case Scenario: Poor man's Chris Paul

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Backup PF: Kyle O'Quinn, Norforlk State

Pick: 52

Analysis: Kyle has a huge body and a high-running motor, enough said. It's almost as if he is a mixture of the enormous body of Big Baby Davis and the emotion of almighty Amare Stoudamire; which is a combination that most would love. All such can be seen in the game versus #2 seeded Missouri, where he absolutely dominated and put his #15 seeded team on his back to sweet victory. So, someone like Kyle, even if only serving as a role player, does add some energy and roughness to the Warriors' roster.

Best Case Scenario: Reggie Evans-like

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Backup PF (solution #2): Kevin Jones, West Virginia

Pick: 35

Analysis: Although a tad bit undersized, Jones probably has the best motor in all of college basketball. I mean, heck, he led the nation in rebounds despite his physical disadvantage. Such a player makes me reminiscent of Kenneth Faried, which is high praise. This is because Faried has identical height to Jones (6"8), which is a bit smaller than the average PF, but through his will he led all rookies in rebounds by a landslide. All of which basically exemplifies that a high-motor is way more important than just one or two inches.

Best Case Scenario: Kenneth Faried-like

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Just for hell of, some random mocks of mine:

(The no trade scenario)

#7: Harrison Barnes 1st, Jared Sullinger 2nd

#30: Draymond Green 1st, Festus Ezeli 2nd

#35: Kevin Jones 1st, Drew Gordon 2nd

#52: Scott Machado 1st, Kyle O'Quinn 2nd

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(Trade away first two picks scenario)

*Trade away #7 and #30 picks for Gay, Iguodala, or Granger

#35: Kevin Jones 1st, Drew Gordon 2nd

#52: Scott Machado 1st, Kyle O'Quinn 2nd

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(Trade up scenario)

*Trade away first three picks and Dorrel Wright for #2 pick

#2: Michael Kidd-Gilchrest

#52: Scott Machado 1st, Kyle O'Quinn 2nd

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

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