The Warriors will feature a deep bench this season. Their recent draft picks are a big reason for that.
How well they perform is another question.
Harrison Barnes is expected to start and has a bright future ahead of him. However, according to basketball prospectus via ESPN.com, Barnes projects as one of the worst players in the league . That raises eyebrows.
Ezeli has a ton of defensive potential. However, there’s a reason why a 6’11” center would fall to last pick of the first round. Teams do make mistakes, but with centers so hard to come by, why would he fall so low? Ezeli should get the chance to prove that he should have been drafted much higher.
Draymond Green has the energy and makeup to make an impact next season. Will he get the minutes to prove himself?
He has to compete with Brandon Rush, Richard Jefferson and Carl Landry for minutes. That’s a lot of competition for a second-round draft pick.
There are growing pains with any rookie, and if the Warriors rely too much on these three, it might come back to bite them.