Golden State Warriors: Ranking the Best Options for No. 7 Overall Pick

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Golden State Warriors: Ranking the Best Options for No. 7 Overall Pick
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The Golden State Warriors should consider themselves winners of the 2012 NBA draft regardless of the outcome.

Faced with losing their pick to the Utah Jazz if it fell outside the top seven, the Warriors were fortunate enough to have the ping pong balls fall their way.

This is huge for a rebuilding franchise that's going through a major overhaul.

Trading Monta Ellis for Andrew Bogut last season was a move based solely on potential, the potential that Bogut can actually stay on the court.

With Bogut and David Lee, Golden State now boats a very formidable front court.  Stephen Curry and last year's first-round pick Klay Thompson make for a strong, young backcourt as well.

The Warriors' main need is at the small forward position, where a good amount of talent can be found in the first 10-15 picks.

Here are the top five players the Warriors should be pursuing with their seventh overall pick.

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