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NBA Draft 2015: Time, TV schedule, Warriors predictions and more

Will the Warriors keep their pick or trade it away with David Lee? Tonight we find out.

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

As of last night, the mock drafts around the web suggested that UNLV's Christian Wood and Louisville's Terry Rozier were the two of the most likely players to end up being selected by the Golden State Warriors in the 2015 NBA Draft tonight.

And while it's always exciting to add new talent, most Warriors fans are probably more eager to know whether the team will trade the 30th pick along with David Lee to clear cap room in order to more comfortably re-sign Draymond Green. Grantland's Zach Lowe did a great job of examining the decisions confronting the Warriors, including some thoughts on trading him after the draft or buying him out that you should read before the draft if you haven't already — in short, moving Lee would be the wise thing to do financially and the Warriors have options.

With the value of somehow moving Lee clear and a team option on fellow forward Marreese Speights, Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group suggests that the Warriors could look to add a big man in the draft.

The Warriors could use another big man as well, with the 6-foot-9 Lee possibly on his way out and a decision still left to be made on Marreese Speights' $3.8 million contract option.

"We were fortunate this year, but if you look back at the previous year, we went into the playoffs without Festus (Ezeli) and (Andrew) Bogut," Myers said. "So we probably looked like a thin team then, but our top two centers were out.

"This year we were able to get through the entire postseason healthy. That probably won't happen again. Even if we do everything perfectly right, to have two years in a row of great health is a hard thing to have."

It's almost impossible to predict what will happen tonight, but it's that uncertainty and promise for a brighter future that makes the draft exciting...even after winning a championship.

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When: Thursday, June 25, at 4 p.m. PST

Where: Barclays Center — Brooklyn, New York


Live Stream: Watch ESPN

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