Golden State currently has the 14th pick in the 2008 NBA Draft and already have their eye on several prospects.
Arizona F Chase Budinger, seems to be thier main target and he wouldn't be that bad in Oakland. However, remember the last player the Warriors drafted with similar moves and a similar skill set?
Mike Dunleavy JR. Now how did that work out?
Not good. Golden State was a dead end team with no palent and inconsistent as a New York weatherman.
I won't even go over his amazing stats, accomplishments, and fabuloys play in the NCAA Tournament. If you want to see that just check out:
Here are the reasons why CDR would be a excellent Warrior
1. Douglas Roberts would thrive under Coach Don Nelson and the high octane tempo of the Golden State Warriors. He's already accustomed to from his time at Memphis; in my eyes would be a great match for the W's.
2. His drafting would fill the hole of unhappy guard, Mickeal Pietrus. Pietrus has been upset most of the season, because of his lack of playing time, as he felt he was dealt a bad hand in the Warriors bench rotation.
CDR is a better scorer, ball handler, and distributor than Mickeal. The perfect reason why Chris Mullin should let Pietrus walk and draft Douglas-Roberts.
3. CDR has the ideal body to play in a Don Nelson oriented system. If you think about and look at all of Golden State's key players (with the exception of Baron Davis), they are all almost razor thin. Stephen Jackson, Andris Biedrins, Monta Ellis. Those players are what you call functionally strong. All of them are strong but only to naked eye and those who understand the game, the same with Chris.
In other Mock Drafts, I've seen the Warriors have been shown as selecting Kansas F Darrell Arthur.
In lamen terms, bad move.
Lets take a look at their recent Big Men draftings:
Patrick O' Bryant 9th pick in the 2006 NBA Draft
Kosta Perovic 38th pick in the 2006 NBA Draft
Ike Diogu 9th pick in the 2005 NBA Draft
Chris Taft 42nd pick in the 2005 NBA Draft
Andris Biedrins 11th pick in the 2004 NBA Draft
All with the exception of Biedrins have turned out to be dissappointments and virtually unknowns on other ballclubs across the league.
Patrick and Kosta both play on Golden State now and they only get minutes during garbage time.
I think that pretty much ends all arguments about Darnell Jackson being chosen by the Warriors.
So with all feuds prevented and my point proven, I'll end with this:
Chris Mullin, pleaes choose Chris Douglas-Roberts with the 14th overall pick.
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