Andre Drummond has scared teams off because of his bust potential, as some fear he might become the next Kwame Brown.
Conversely, per Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Warriors seemed happy to spend $7 million dollars on the aforementioned Brown, so wouldn't they be ecstatic if Drummond fell to them at No. 7 for a fraction of what it cost to have Brown?
Yes, they have Andrew Bogut now, but that's exactly why they should take him here.
Who better to learn the ins and outs of the NBA game from and how to become a defensive force other than Bogut?
If the Warriors still had Brown paired with Andris Biedrins on the roster and they took Drummond, it would almost be a guarantee that he would become a bust.
Now things are different for Golden State.
Drummond, who isn't quite ready, wouldn't have to contribute right away, which would allow him to fully develop. Is he the next Dwight Howard? Probably not, but he does have a ton of potential that might be too promising to pass up. Also, he is only 18, so he has a lot of maturing to do.
If Drummond falls to pick No. 7, he would be worth the gamble and the Warriors could be selecting a potential center of the future. Also, it would give them leverage down the line when Bogut becomes an unrestricted free agent. Which is not that far off, mind you.
What the Warriors would be getting with Drummond: A very raw center who has the potential to be a defensive star for years to come.