Warriors' future draft pick breakdown

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Warriors' future draft pick breakdown

The Golden State Warriors found themselves in a precarious position in 2011-12 with their first-round draft pick. Because of a prior trade, the Warriors would have had to convey their first-round pick this past summer to the Utah Jazz had the pick been the No. 8 pick or worse.

Fortunately for the Warriors, they wound up with the No. 7 pick and got to keep it taking North Carolina small forward Harrison Barnes.

But the Warriors arent out of the woods with that pick yet. Heres a look at where the Warriors stand in terms of their upcoming draft picks:

Year 1st round
2013 Own or to Utah via Brooklyn (top-six protected)
2014 Own or to Utah via Brooklyn (top-six protected)
2015 Own
2016 Own
2017 Own
2018 Own
2019 Own

Year 2nd round
2013 To Orlando via New York and Denver
2014 Own or to Utah via Brooklyn (If Warriors do not satisfy their obligation to send Utah via Brooklyn a first-round pick by 2014)
2015 To Indiana
2016 Own or to Utah via Brooklyn (If Warriors do not satisfy their obligation to send Utah via Brooklyn a first-round pick by 2014)
2017 Own
2018 Own
2019 Own

Reports: Rockets acquire Lou Williams from Lakers

Reports: Rockets acquire Lou Williams from Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have swung their first deal of the Magic Johnson Era, agreeing to send Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and a future draft pick.

Brewer's agent Wallace Prather confirmed the terms of the trade, which were first reported Tuesday by Yahoo Sports. Neither team immediately revealed the trade publicly.

"Thanx for the love L.A., I've enjoyed my stay," Williams wrote on Twitter.

Williams led the Lakers in scoring at 18.6 points per game, playing off the bench. Brewer was averaging 4.2 points for Houston.

The trade came hours after the Lakers announced the firing of general manager Mitch Kupchak and put Johnson in charge of basketball operations - part of a massive front office shake-up.

And while the draft pick will help the Lakers' future, the Rockets just got deeper.

Williams has scored more points off the bench than anyone else in the NBA this season - and Eric Gordon, the newly crowned 3-point shootout champion at All-Star weekend - is No. 2 on that list.

Reserves have three games of 35 points or more in the NBA this season, all by Williams, all in a dazzling seven-day span in early December. He had 40 points against Memphis, 38 against Utah and 35 against Phoenix.

Williams has also been to the playoffs six times with three different teams, seeing action in 41 postseason contests. He's under contract for $7 million next season.

Brewer is also under contract for next season, at about $7.6 million.

"Thanks to everyone in the Houston Rockets organization for my time here," Brewer wrote in a statement released on Twitter. "A special thanks to all the great fans of the Rockets for making this city a special place to live and play."

Report: Warriors GM Bob Myers was Lakers' No. 1 target

Report: Warriors GM Bob Myers was Lakers' No. 1 target

On Tuesday morning, the Lakers made sweeping changes to their front office.

Magic Johnson is now the president of basketball operations and both general manager Mitch Kupchak and executive VP of basketball operations Jim Buss were fired.

Los Angeles -- looking to hire a new GM -- originally targeted Warriors GM Bob Myers, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.

But as Wojnarowski reports: "After Myers signed a recent contract extension, it became clear to Lakers brass that it would be unable to lure Myers."

In September, the Warriors promoted Myers from general manager to president of basketball operations/general manager.

Myers was named the NBA Executive of the Year following the 2014-15 season.