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Draft Tiers this year...

...and the value of the #7 pick

After the tournament, the tiers looked like this:

Davis
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Beal
MKG
Robinson
Barnes
Drummond
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???

But now they seem to be:

Davis
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Beal
MKG
Robinson
Barnes
--------
Drummond
Lillard
Leonard
--------
???

I think it's highly unlikely that two of the 3rd tier guys (theoretically Drummond and Lillard) make it into the top 6, so we can probably let go of those dreams where Barnes or MKG drops to us. But that doesn't mean the #7 pick is a bad position; the value of the pick looks to have risen with the emergence of Lillard and Leonard in postseason workouts/testing, leaving the Dubs in a better position than they seemed to be in before the combine. The Dubs can make good use of any of those third tier guys if they keep the pick, but also have more leverage in trade, as there are bound to be teams that covet Lillard and/or Leonard over what's left after the top-8 are gone. This is probably part of the reason why Golden State has reecntly held private workouts with Lillard and Leonard. Whether or not management likes those two, they need to show serious interest in order to maximize their potential trade leverage.

Waiters and Zeller are a hurr durr smokescreen. "The field" starts at the #9 pick this year. Being at #7 gives the Dubs some meaningful options, and I wouldn't be surprised to see some late trade action after it appeared early on that there was nothing doing. We shall see.

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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