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2014 NBA Draft Results: Golden State Warriors do nothing

After entering the 2014 NBA Draft without a draft pick, the Golden State Warriors have left without a pick.

Mike Stobe

If you've come to see who was selected first overall, well, you are at the wrong place! (Andrew Wiggins went to the Cleveland Cavaliers)

Anyway, this Draft was interesting for two reasons:

1. The Golden State Warriors' frenetic and antsy style of team-building.

2. Kevin Love's availability justified the prior assumptions.

But when Nik Stuaskas heard his name called by the Sacramento Kings at 8, the dream was over. To clarify an earlier report from Rusty Simmons of SF Chronicle, the Warriors were debating whether to flip Harrison Barnes, Klay Thompson, and David Lee for Kevin Love, Kevin Martin, and the 13th pick if Nik Stauskas and Doug McDermott somehow fell.

They did not.

Unable to swing Barnes for a late-pick (perhaps holding him back) and financially restricted from buying a second-round pick (like last year) they would have to run around in circles trying to get into the party.

The Minnesota Timberwolves ended up selecting Zach LaVine at 13.

If we're in the business of being homers and goosing prognostications, I'd say the Warriors must feel much better about landing Love after the Draft. The Chicago Bulls flipped two first-rounders to acquire Doug McDermott at 11 (perhaps saving money) and teams with lots of assets used their picks (Denver, Boston, Cleveland) instead of flipping them. The Rockets are likely looking at Carmelo Anthony and Love hasn't, as of now, seemed like he wants to stay in Phoenix to play. The Warriors now hold the best player in any transaction, Klay Thompson, and the bickering over the numbers, surrounding picks and pieces will begin yet again.

But nobody has any idea for now and likely until this thing is resolved, this offseason or next summer. All we know is that the Warriors are in the business of finding players that can help them now, with a potential championship window still open despite the lack of cap flexibility.

For more on the Warriors and the draft, check out our NBA Draft section.

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