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NBA Mock Draft 2012: Golden State Warriors Take Jared Sullinger, Although Maybe Not So Much Anymore

The Golden State Warriors need to get better size-wise, and there appear to be no better fits for the Dubs than Ohio State big man Jared Sullinger. With Anthony Davis and Thomas Robinson likely getting picked in either the top two or three and Andre Drummond probably filling in the cracks somewhere with a team willing to take a risk on the UConn big. DraftExpress does have the Warriors taking Sullinger to pair up with Andrew Bogut in the frontcourt.

However, the latest rumors about Sullinger's back issues might very well put an end to that possibility. Red flags like those are likely to send his draft stock tumbling down to a team that is willing to take on a player who figures to be a bit of a physical rehabilitation project. That could send Golden State looking toward another big man like John Henson or Meyers Leonard, possibly even Perry Jones or Tyler Zeller. The Warriors do need size, but it's unlikely they will risk the time it'll take to get Sullinger all fixed up.

Talk about Sullinger with Warriors fans over at Golden State of Mind. Discuss Sullinger and his game with Ohio State basketball fans over at Land Grant Holy Land.

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