After starting the day without a selection in the 2013 NBA draft, the Golden State Warriors reportedly shook up the latter portion of the first round with a number of transactions.
According to ESPN’s Chad Ford, the Warriors initially purchased the No. 26 overall pick from the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Warriors have bought the 26th pick from Wolves— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 28, 2013
CBS Sports’ Ken Berger found that Golden State then used that selection on forward Andre Roberson out of Colorado but reportedly sent him to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for the No. 29 pick.
Andre Roberson is the 26th pick, going to OKC via Golden State, which traded into first round, sources say.— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) June 28, 2013
Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group summed it all up perfectly, nothing that the Warriors will receive cash considerations for their troubles:
Minnesota drafts Andre Roberson (Colorado) for GSW, who will trade him to OKC for the No. 29 pick and cash— Marcus Thompson (@gswscribe) June 28, 2013
However, Dubs general manager Bob Myers wasn’t finished yet, as he swapped the No. 29 pick with the Phoenix Suns, who were in possession of the final pick in the first round, as per Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.
Golden State has moved back to No. 30, cutting a deal with the Suns, a source tells Y!— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 28, 2013
When the Warriors finally made their selection at No. 30, they nabbed 22-year-old guard Nemanja Nedovic out of Serbia, as per Thompson.
Warriors taking Nedovic with No. 30— Marcus Thompson (@gswscribe) June 28, 2013
The 6’4” prospect can play both backcourt positions, although he’s a bit undersized for an off-guard. He possesses elite athleticism and the ability to penetrate into the lane but has to work on a number of other skills, including his jump shot.
It would be genuinely surprising if the Warriors brought him over this season, and they will likely stash him overseas for at least one year.
However, as the Dubs proved with this wild flurry of trades, anything can happen.