Draft note: In the hours leading up to tonight's NBA Draft, Insider Matt Steinmetz will be conducting his final NBA mock draft beginning at 10 a.m., and will pick a player every 15 minutes. Follow along all day long, on CSNBayArea.com!
For everything you need to know before Thursday's NBA Draft,Warriors Insider Matt Steinmetz has got you covered. He's got draft looks byposition, scouting reports on the top prospects, interviews with some of theplayers who worked out for the Warriors and mock drafts.Warriors draft looksPower forwards: In a perfect world, Insider Matt Steinmetz says the Warriors would find a way to move up in tomorrow's draft and get Kansas PF Thomas Robinson.
Small forwards: If Michael Kidd-Gilchrist fell to No. 5,would the Warriors make a deal with the Kings to nab the Kentucky star? We scan the small forwardlandscape.Shooting guards: With the draft fast approaching, InsiderMatt Steinmetz looks at the top shooting guards in the pool. Do any of them fitin Golden State?Point guards: The Warriors don't have an established backuppoint guard. Insider Matt Steinmetz looks at the top guards in Thursday'sdraft. Do any of them fit in Golden State?NBA Draft scoutingreportsMichael Kidd-Gilchrist: At 6-foot-7, 230 pounds, MichaelKidd-Gilchrist is the type of player who could give a team a size advantage atthe small forward position for his entire career. But what about his perimetergame?Harrison Barnes: North Carolinas Harrison Barnes is considered the mostpolished of the small forwards in this years draft. Could he end up a Warrior?Thomas Robinson: Thomas Robinson, the 2011-2012 Big 12Player of the Year, averaged 17.7 points and 11.9 rebounds and led Kansas to the nationalchampionship game. Don't expect him to be available when the Warriors pickseventh.Bradley Beal: The top shooting guard prospect in the NBA Draft, Bradley Beal has the shot and smarts to succeed. He's got a connection to a Warrior, too.Anthony Davis: Kentuckys Anthony Davis is the consensus No. 1 pick in the draft. Of all the speculation out there and theres been a lot the one thing we havent heard from the New Orleans Hornets.
Warriors workoutreportsAndre Drummond and Harrison Barnes: Bob Myers and owner JoeLacob traveled to New York on Monday to watchseparate workouts of Connecticutcenter Andre Drummond and North Carolina SF Harrison Barnes, according tomultiple league sources.Moe Harkless: St. John's small forward Moe Harkless showed the skillsand strength that earned him Big East Rookie of the Year in his workout withthe Warriors.QuincyMiller: The Warriors are wrapping up their predraft workouts this weekend, andSaturday the teams executives got a look-see at Baylor small forward QuincyMiller.Meyers Leonard: Illinoiscenter Meyers Leonard is every bit as impressive off the court as he is on thecourt.Damian Lillard: The Warriors held a couple of workouts onSunday at their downtown practice facility, one that included a group of sixplayers and another that served as an individual workout for point guard DamianLillard.Jared Sullinger: Ohio State forward JaredSullinger worked out for the Warriors on Thursday, despite a bad ankle."These two weeks are crucial for my career."John Henson: John Henson says you don't have to be a supremeathlete to be a good basketball player.Festus Ezeli: Festus Ezeli finished his Vanderbilt career asthe schools all-time leading shot-blocker. It seems plausible that if Ezeli isstill on the board when the Warriors pick at No. 30, they could make him theirpick.Tyler Zeller: The Warriors have the No. 7 pick in the draft,and could use the selection on the 2012 ACC Player of the Year Tyler Zeller.However, most mock drafts have Zeller going after the Warriors select at No. 7.Terrence Jones: Terrence Jones is projected to be a powerforward in the NBA, though he said after working out for the Warriors Mondaythat hell do whatever is asked of him even playing small forward, which hebelieves he can do.Perry Jones III: Perry Jones III is considered one of themost athletic and gifted players in the upcoming draft, but there are concernsabout his motivation.June 2 workout: Saturday's workout included MemphisWill Barton, Old Dominions Kent Bazemore, VCU's Bradford Burgess, Alabamas Tony Mitchell, FairfieldsRakim Sanders and GeorgetownsHollis Thompson.May 28 workout: The Warriors held two separate predraftworkouts on Monday morning, bringing in 12 players in advance of the June 28NBA draft.May 26 workout: The Warriors ushered in six more NBAhopefuls Saturday to test their mettle at the downtown Oakland practice facility. Who is thefranchise targeting?May 23 workout: The Warriors held their latest predraftworkout on Wednesday, bringing in six players in advance of the NBA draft onJune 28.Jorge Gutierrez and Jared Cunningham: Jorge Gutierrez, the2012 Pac-12 Player of the Year, and Jared Cunningham, who was second in thePac-12 last season at 19 points per game, were among six players who worked outfor the Warriors Monday.Mock draftsMock draft 3.0: The NBA Draft is coming up and MattSteinmetz has a few tweaks at the top of his mock draft. And could the W's lookto Francefor a small forward?Mock draft 2.0: Who is Quincy Miller and why might theWarriors consider him with the No. 30 pick? Matt Steinmetz has details on the6-9 SF from Baylor.Mock draft 1.0: The order has been established for theupcoming NBA Draft, and Insider Matt Steinmetz takes a stab at 1 through 30.Will the W's target a Buckeye?Chats and mailbagsJune 27 chat transcript: Warriors Insider Matt Steinmetzdiscusses who could fall to the Warriors and why Dion Waiters is highly touted.June 22 mailbag: Kentucky'sMichael Kidd-Gilchrist is drawing major attention heading into the NBA Draft onJune 28. How can the Warriors end up with the swingman?June 20 chat transcript: Matt Steinmetz discuses how JaredSullinger's back problems affect his draft status and the competition levelacross the NBA.June 15 mailbag: Why should the Warriors target a backup bigor look for more help in the backcourt instead of a small forward? MattSteinmetz digs in to his mailbag.June 8 chat transcript: Insider Matt Steinmetz talks aboutwhat he'd do with the Warriors' second and third picks and who is in charge ofmaking the Warriors' selections.May 31 chat transcript: Matt Steinmetz says what he'd dowith the Warriors' No. 7 pick and what he thinks about Perry Jones III.May 16 mailbag: Harrison Barnes or Perry Jones for Warriors?How about neither? Our NBA Insider sifts through his mailbag to bring youanswers.Other ArticlesSeven who might be available at No. 7: Now that the Warriorsget to keep the No. 7 pick in the NBA draft, what should they do with it? MattSteinmetz explores some options, including former North Carolina teammates Harrison Barnes andTyler Zeller.