Golden State Warriors pick watch

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  1. Labinot41

    Labinot41 Well-Known Member

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    This pick has a large range. It could be a late first, mid first or maybe even a lottery pick. Those Warriors players are becoming old and have been really bad on the road. If they suck at home too, they might miss the Playoffs.
     
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    Draymond already out 4-6 weeks with ankle sprain, that is an old team!
     
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    I think the Kings are going to take things personal.
    SAC season sweep right there.

    Lakers are old and lazy in regular season. Split 2-2

    Phoenix wants to beat everyone now. Suns 3-1

    Clippers old timers vs. Dubs retirement center, 2-2

    Nuggets will destroy GSW 3-0

    If the Blazers can beat the Warriors once or twice, that Golden State pick might be pretty fancy.
     
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    I have to remember how deep this conference is. I am LOVING the team construction right now. But, when I look at last year’s standing though, I feel like we can get to 11-12th at best, 13th at worst?

    So I think we are almost guaranteed at least a top 10 pick if not top 5. I wonder how far up we could trade if the Warriors pick was between 15 and 20.

    I have high hopes Schmitz has someone he has his eye on and a second 1st next year almost guarantees we can have anyone we want in the next draft.
     
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    does the pick have lottery protections? The Warriors are known to intermittently tank on occasion.
     
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    Top 4 protected this year
     
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    Warriors schedule between now and Nov 15 (all most likely without Draymond):

    PHX
    @SAC
    @HOU
    @NO
    SAC
    @OKC
    @CLE
    @DET
    @DEN
    CLE
    MIN
    MIN

    How many of these games are they losing?
     
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    Protected 1-4
     
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    a lot
     
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    3-9 rough stretch for Golden State
     
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    So it's 2024 pick 1-4 protected?
     
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    How many big parts of the season has this group missed the last few years?

    Klay missed two full years plus some of a 3rd
    Curry missed most of one year plus some other long stretches I think
    Wiggins was out most of last year
    Draymond has probably missed the least time, but he's also been irrelevant for long stretches of the regular season especially if he needs to shoulder a higher offensive load
    CP3 is what 38, looked toasted lately, injured a ton, and questionable style of game to fit GS.

    Obviously they're one of the great dynasties, but that's the past not the future. They've ended up in the lottery twice recently. For next season they could VERY easily have a bad brake or two and end up in the lottery again.

    Very exciting to have a teams pick so we can root for their losses. Also gives us those 4 games we can 100% root for Blazer wins no matter what.
     
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    Correct
     
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    I highly doubt the Warriors end up between 1 and 4, to many bad teams and they are going for the Playoffs. Best case scenario for this pick is probably between 10 and 12. Something like that
     
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    oh they'll be some tankers this season. I heard some more Siakam rumors yesterday. The Raptors might be engaging in artillery battle for the draft. Charlotte, Wizards, Spurs, Pistons, still years away from escaping the top 5 lottery. Houston got some pro players, but it's hard to jump out of the cellar. Then of course we might see another Blazers trade deadline "flexibility adjustment". We never know what Cronin & Schmitz have planned. They could begin be salivating over the chance of a top 5 rookie.
     
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    I don’t even think the worst case scenario is that bad either. With how deep the west is and how injured they can get, the Warriors might have to win 1 or even 2 play-in games to make the playoffs. That might be a 15-16th pick at worse.
     
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    I think Portland surprises next season and finishes a bit better than expected. Like they did when Dame was a rookie.
     
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    we lost 13 games in a row to finish that season. I'm fine with losing only if we don't affect Scoot's ROY chances.
     
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    we did. we still surprised. I’m saying 39-43 as constructed, 10/11 seed.

    I think scoot is more advanced than people realize.
     
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    To be fair, being 11th in the conference as opposed to the 13th would be a better finish than expected lol.

    The year after we got Dame, we were 10th, around the same position as the year prior.
     

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