We start with June 24, draft day for the NBA.
The Warriors started the week with picks six and 34. After moving back in the second round to pick 44, they used it as extra trade bait in the Maggette deal.
Now Golden State is left with pick six, and that's just fine with them.
The Warriors have an opportunity to take the best player that falls or move back and accumulate more picks.
In the first round, the team should find themselves with two main possibilities laid out in front of them if they choose to keep the sixth pick.
If the talented 6'11" center falls their way, they shouldn't think twice about the pick. He may turn out crazy in the end, but it's a gamble they have to take. The team could use a true big man inside to complement one of their athletic power forwards in Anthony Randolph or Brandan Wright.
His offensive and defensive skills are the superior to other big men in the draft. He can post up, overpower opponents, and man up on defense. Cousins will be everything or nothing in the NBA and Golden State may be a place where he could be everything.
If Greg Monroe is the alternative to Cousins, he presents a good option and even safer pick. Monroe will never be a superstar, but will definitely be an instant and solid contributor. He would bring a good presence inside and a passing ability that would be fantastic for an inside/out game with Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis.
His defense could also help, especially when it comes to blocking and helping on the weak side. He averaged 1.6 blocks and 1.7 steals per game in his senior year. Those quick hands could work well against some of the slower NBA big men.
If they are not in love with the one that falls to them, they should try hard to trade out. The team could trade back and select a second tier big man or a variety of small forward options.
Even if it was a swap one slot back to No. 7 with the Pistons, they could pick up additional picks or clear some more roster space. With the seventh pick, they may snag Al-Farouq Aminu from Wake Forest to fill in the small forward slot.
If they trade back to the middle of the first round, look at Xavier Henry, Patrick Patterson, James Anderson, and Ekpe Udoh. They are all fine options who could help almost immediately.
If Golden State heads back even further to the bottom 10 picks of the round, look for Damion James to be a possible target.
Golden State finds themselves in a position of power heading into the draft. Whatever decision they make, it may add an additional cornerstone to Curry for years to come.