General Manager Bob Myers has already addressed the question of the team need veterans for next season, and a package involving one or both of the Warriors’ picks could yield a good comeback. At the same time, this class is seen as a solid draft class, and a player selected at No.7 and / or No.14 could certainly be ready to contribute this season.
During the media presentation at the American Century Championship Celebrity Golf Tournament, Warriors goalie Stephen Curry was interviewed by Anthony Slater de l’Athletic on the team’s offseason plans, including draft and free agency. Curry said he had discussed options with Myers, owner Joe Lacob and head coach Steve Kerr, and that “everything is on the table” at the moment.
“It’s a great position, knowing how we’re trying to retool and what level we’re trying to get back to,” Curry said. “We’ve got a lot of things to work with, with potential picks, guys coming back, hopefully attracting free agents to come to the Bay and be part of a winning organization, how we do it. I feel like everything is on the table at this point. There is plenty of time before the draft and before training camp and the free agency period. ”
Curry added that things are still “flowing” and will likely start to go faster and more concrete after the final. He also hasn’t dismissed the idea of adding two rookies to the squad next season, provided they are capable of making an immediate impact.
“With 7 and 14 years old there will probably be some legitimate talent out there who, if it’s the best player and the right fit, of course, they could make an impact and be ready to play a few important minutes right away. then hopefully improve throughout the season to be ready for a possible playoff run, ”said Curry.
Golden State finished with the eighth best record in the Western Conference during the regular season, but missed a playoff berth after back-to-back losses to the Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies. Curry finished third in the MVP vote after leading the league scoring 32 points per game on 48/42/92 separate shots, while Draymond Green was reborn in third place for defensive player of the year.
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With Klay Thompson’s expected return after a two-year absence due to knee and Achilles tendon injuries, the Warriors are set to make a big leap in the standings next season. How far they go will depend on the health of their stars and what they end up getting out of their lottery picks.