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NBA draft rumor: Warriors 'exploring possibility of trading up' in the draft

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Golden State may have set its eyes on a particular prospect and could seek to move up to acquire him.

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Leading up to the NBA Draft, much of the talk surrounding the Warriors has been about using the 30th selection in the draft to sweeten the deal in a David Lee trade. Nevertheless, it seems Golden State may found a targeted prospect on hand and could entertain the idea of moving up.

Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com reports the Warriors have interest in doing just that:

With a tight budget for next season, the Warriors were expected to consider selecting a draft-and-stash talent (like Guillermo Hernangomez) or trading down to the second round to avoid paying a first round rookie scale contract. However, that could change if a specific player intrigues them.

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