Draymond Green has an astonishingly high basketball IQ, and the Golden State Warriors are making use of that intelligence in their preparations for the NBA draft.
Logan Murdock of the San Jose Mercury News has a fascinating story about how Green is playing a large role in the draft planning.
Green has been present during on-court workouts and has participated in the draft meetings with general manager Bob Myers and assistant general manager Larry Harris.
It’s really great that Green is not only involving himself like this in potential roster construction, but that team management is so receptive to it.
He is a fantastic asset to have, so it’d be foolish for them to discount the input he gives just because he doesn’t have a background in player development.
Green is the heart and soul of this team, and any player the Warriors ultimately draft would be wise to emulate his desire to win and improve as a player.
During the 2017 NBA Draft, Kevin Durant was present in the team’s draft headquarters as the team bought the second round pick of the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls selected Jordan Bell.
It speaks highly of team culture that the players and management have such a seamless relationship regarding team direction and transactions.
As things currently stand, the Warriors have the number 28 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft on June 21. The Warriors don’t have a second-round pick, although they’ve traded cash considerations for second-round picks the last two drafts, specifically the number 38 pick.
The Warriors bought Bell from the Bulls at number 38 in the 2017 NBA Draft, while they bought Patrick McCaw from the Milwaukee Bucks at number 38 in 2016.
It’s going to be very interesting to see who the Warriors pick at 28 and if they follow their established trend of buying a second round pick.