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Golden State Warriors: 5 Reasons Why the Warriors Must Move Up in the NBA Draft
Warriors' owner Joe Lacob (left) and GM Bob Myers (right)

Golden State Warriors' general manager Bob Myers and company breathed a huge sigh of relief at the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery two weeks ago after the ping-pong balls rolled their way, allowing the Warriors to keep their lottery pick in the upcoming draft. 

The Warriors will have four total picks in the 2012 NBA Draft: two first round picks (seventh and 30th), and two second round picks (35th and 52nd).

However, Myers hinted at the possibility that the Warriors would not keep all four picks:

"Having four picks is a tremendous situation to be in, and I think we can do some good things with it," he said, via the San Francisco Chronicle. "We're excited. We have a tremendous amount of assets, which puts us in good shape to explore a variety of opportunities. It's up to us to make something of it."

The Chronicle also broke down the four possible routes that the Warriors' could take with the No. 7 pick: Trade the pick, move down in the draft, move up in the draft or stay put.

Out of all these options, moving up in the draft via a trade is the best direction to go.

Here's why.

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