Even amidst the inevitable numerous mock drafts and predictions that surround the NBA Draft, one prediction has become common: the Warriors will take Greg Monroe or Al-Farouq Aminu with the sixth pick in the draft.
Monroe, the early-entry prospect out of Georgetown, could be a vital piece to the Warriors' game plan.
Even though the Warriors had a decent offense (14th in the league), they still have room to improve.
Monroe, who averaged 14.5 points a game in his two seasons at Georgetown, would just be another weapon alongside the up-and-coming Stephen Curry.
With Curry running the backcourt, Monroe could be another assist machine in the paint.
He had 128 assists in the 2009-2010 college season and even set the record for the most assists for a center in Big East history, with 12 against Providence.
On defense, Monroe (6.5 RPG) could improve the Warriors shooting defense and rebounding percentage, which ranked 30th last season.
Monroe, along with a healthy Andris Biedrins, could easily tally up these rebounds to put the ball back in the Warriors' hands.
So, while Monroe may be a solid pick to improve the Warriors on defense and under the hoop, they could also go with Al-Farouq Aminu to bolster their mid-range game.
Aminu, another early-entry prospect from Wake Forest, is known for his ability to sink mid-range shots as well as his rebounding, which we already know is not one of the Warriors' strengths.
Aminu could also make up for Anthony Randolph, the struggling forward who was taken in the first round two years ago.
There are also talks of a potential trade between Minnesota and Golden State, which would involve Randolph.
So, on Thursday night, the Warriors may have the option of two great players who can help build their team, but who should it be?
Either prospect can help the Warriors' rebounding struggles and put up points, so both Monroe or Aminu would be good picks.
In either scenario, the formula would be simple: Better defense and more rebounds equals more points. More points equals more wins.
That sounds pretty good to me.
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