The Golden State Warriors have had their eyes on Washington St. Cougars guard Klay Thompson for a few weeks now, and it's starting to look very likely that he'll be their draft pick come Thursday night. It seems to slightly increase the probability that Monta Ellis could be on his way out in Golden State, unless the Warriors are certain Thompson can play minutes at both the two and the three and complement Dorell Wright and Ellis off the bench.
The Warriors are worried that they could be out of luck with Thompson though. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports that the Milwaukee Bucks are also courting Thompson's services, and the Bucks are one pick ahead of the Warriors on the draft board. Could Golden State trade up in order to grab Thompson? Or would they go with the guy they'd be willing to wait on, seven-footer Jonas Valanciunas? Valanciunas is likely not going to be leaving Lithuania for two years, but Wojnarowski states that Golden State is willing to wait a few years for his arrival in order to accrue his services.
In a draft bereft of sure things, the Warriors might have to take a chance on one of these guys.
If they had the choice, should the Warriors pick Thompson or Valanciunas? Who would you be your realistic top pick for Golden State and why? Let us know in the comments!
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