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NBA trade rumor: Warriors trying to move up in the 2016 NBA Draft

The Warriors are apparently trying to move up in the draft, but who are they trying to get?

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As described earlier today, the Golden State Warriors only have one pick in the 2016 NBA Draft -- the last pick of the first round.

There's a chance that there will be talent there, but certainly no guarantees and by virtue of falling to the 30th pick all of those players have major flaws.

However, Jake Fischer of SI tweeted this morning that the Warriors are apparently looking to move up in the draft to snag a better prospect.

Of course, part of this is probably just due diligence: it might be more surprising if a team with one draft pick in two years wouldn't want to move up. But the first question becomes who might the Warriors be targeting if they do move up.

The bigs likely available in the teens are certainly better than what they could get at the 30th pick, but there are some significantly better wing prospects in the teens from DeAndre Bembry to Timothe Luwawu to Denzel Valentine.

The next question is what they'd be offering a team to move up: since they traded their 2017 first round pick, they do not have another draft pick to trade because they can't trade away picks in consecutive years. So they're somewhat limited, but it will be interesting to see what Joe Lacob, Bob Myers & Co. have up their sleeve today.

For more on the draft, check out our Warriors draft primer.

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