Matt Steinmetz's NBA mock draft 3.0


Matt Steinmetz's NBA mock draft 3.0

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1. New Orleans: Anthony Davis, PF, 6-10, Kentucky
One thing were not hearing: ThatHornets looking to move pick.

2. Charlotte: Thomas Robinson, PF, 6-9, Kansas
Robinson may bemost pro-ready player in draft, and Bobcats needed pros yesterday.

3. Washington: Bradley Beal, SG, 6-4, Florida
Makes sense Wall, Beal, Ariza, Nene, Okafor.

4. Cleveland: Harrison Barnes, SF, 6-8, North Carolina
The Cavs think theyrebuilding something in a hurry, and so Barnes is more ready-made forthem.

5. Sacramento: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, 6-7, Kentucky
Tough to seeKings passing on Kidd-Gilchrist if he falls this far.

6. Portland: Andre Drummond, C, 6-10, Connecticut.
Very wellcould be Neil Olsheys official first mistake as general manager.

7. Warriors: Terrence Jones, PF, 6-9, Kentucky
Tough seeing Golden State pulltrigger on Zeller, Waiters or Lillard here.

8. Toronto: Dion Waiters, SG, 6-4, Syracuse
Has edge overJeremy Lamb in toughness category.

9. Detroit: Jeremy Lamb, SG, 6-5, Connecticut
Lamb is astalented as any perimeter player in draft.

10. New Orleans: Damian Lillard, PG, 6-3, Weber State
Simply put, Lillard makes too much sense here.

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11. Portland: Kendall Marshall,PG, 6-4, North Carolina
Blazers would have preferred Lillard, but beggars cant be choosers.

12. Milwaukee: Meyers Leonard, C, 7-0, Illinois
Common senseindicates they need replacement for Andrew Bogut.13. Phoenix:Austin Rivers, SG, 6-4, Duke
Stock rising and in a hurry.

14. Houston: Tyler Zeller, C, 7-0, North Carolina
Probablythe least sexy pick in the lottery.15. Philadelphia: Terrence Ross, SG, 6-6, Washington
Intriguingplayer who wont fall much further than this.16. Houston: Jared Sullinger, PF, 6-9, Ohio State
Back problem or no, tough to see Daryl Morey passing on Sullinger because ofhis numbers alone.17. Dallas: Royce White, SF, 6-8, Iowa State
Huge hands, great passer and truck-like size.18. Minnesota: John Henson, PF, 6-11, North Carolina
Hensonfalling, but T-Wolves need frontcourt athleticism.19. Orlando: Moe Harkless, SF, 6-8, St. Johns
Hes strong,hes athletic and hes raw.20. Denver: Arnett Moultrie, C, 6-10, Mississippi State
Some mock drafts have Moultrieas high as the mid-teens.21. Boston:Andrew Nicholson, C, 6-9, St. Bonaventure
Might be best low-post scorer in thedraft.

22. Boston:Perry Jones III, PF, 6-11, Baylor
Slipping, slipping, slipping. If draft wereheld in July, hed be second-rounder.23. Atlanta:Festus Ezeli, C, 6-11, Vanderbilt
Work ethic and maturity give him chance atstaying power.24. Cleveland: Fab Melo, 7-0, C, Syracuse
Cavs need moresize and Melo among biggest players remaining.25. Memphis: Will Barton, SF, 6-6, Memphis
Going to betough for Grizzlies to pass on this small forward from backyard.26. Indiana:John Jenkins, SG, 6-4, Vanderbilt
Jenkins could be best perimeter shooter indraft.27. Miami:Miles Plumlee, C, 6-11, Duke
Heat need size; Plumlees got that.28. Oklahoma City: Marquis Teague, PG, 6-2, Kentucky
Eric Maynor isout of sight, out of mind.29. Chicago: Tony Wroten, PG, 6-5, Washington
Cousin ofWarriors guard Nate Robinson.30. Warriors: Evan Fournier, SG, 6-7, France
Here might be perfect timeto try to get that small forward of future.

Report: JaVale McGee will re-sign with Warriors


Report: JaVale McGee will re-sign with Warriors

JaVale McGee isn't going anywhere.

McGee will re-sign with the Warriors, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.

Soon after the news surfaced on Twitter, JaVale posted on Instagram:


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Golden State could only offer the big man the minimum of $2.1 million.

In 77 games (10 starts) with the Warriors last season, he averaged 6.1 points and 3.2 rebounds.

McGee appeared in 16 of the Warriors' 17 playoff games (he did not see action in Game 5 of the NBA Finals), averaging 5.9 points and 3.0 rebounds while shooting over 73 percent from the field.

As of now, Golden State has 15 players with guaranteed contracts:

Steph Curry
Kevin Durant
Draymond Green
Klay Thompson
Andre Iguodala
Shaun Livingston
Zaza Pachulia
David West
JaVale McGee
Pat McCaw
Nick Young
Omri Casspi
Kevon Looney
Damian Jones
Jordan Bell

McGee was reportedly unhappy with the Warriors for giving their entire $5.2 taxpayer mid-level exception to Nick Young.

The 29-year old reportedly met with the Clippers and Kings, and was seeking a contract above the minimum.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Report: Kyrie Irving 'very badly' wants to play for Knicks


Report: Kyrie Irving 'very badly' wants to play for Knicks

Kyrie Irving is itching to get to the Big Apple.

Irving 'very badly' wants to play for the Knicks, according to ESPN's Pablo Torre.

Irving reportedly requested a trade from the Cavs during a meeting with management on July 7.

The four-time All-Star would prefer to be shipped to the Spurs, Timberwolves, Heat or Knicks, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.

Although Irving was born in Australia, he grew up in West Orange, New Jersey -- which is about 20 miles away from Madison Square Garden.

The Cavs have been trying to get a hold of Irving, but the 25-year old is not talking to anybody from the organization, according to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic.

Irving averaged 25.2 points and 5.8 assists per game last season, shooting over 47 percent from the field and 40 percent from deep.

In the 2017 NBA Finals, he registered 29.4 points over the five games.

The Knicks owe Joakim Noah over $17.7 million next season, over $18.5 million in 2018-19 and nearly $19.3 million in 2019-20.

The Knicks also just signed Tim Hardaway Jr. (who they traded in June 2015) to a 4-year contract worth nearly $71 million.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller