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2012 NBA Draft: Warriors Fly To NYC For Private Workouts Of Harrison Barnes, Andre Drummond

According to CSN Bay Area's Matt Steinmetz, Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers and owner Joe Lacob flew to New York for private workouts for UConn center Andre Drummond and UNC small forward Harrison Barnes. The Warriors hold the no. 7 pick in the draft.

The combination of the two players gives some insight into what the Warriors are looking to accomplish.

Drummond is a raw but athletic big man who would add depth and athleticism to a small frontline. The Warriors attempted to pry DeAndre Jordan away from the Clippers last summer and Drummond might as well be Jordan's little brother. Drummond is one of the high-risk, high-reward players in the draft with a lot of upside but a lot of doubts surrounding his lack of skills at this stage in his development.

Barnes is a shooter who plays well off of others. He may struggle to get his own shot in the NBA and his ability to guard other small forwards will be a question he needs to answer early. But he can shoot, spread the floor and seamlessly fall into line with his teammates, which are qualities any team would want. He won't be a first option on offense but you can do much worse than Barnes as a third or fourth.

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