NBA Draft 2011: Potential 2nd Round Steals for the Golden State Warriors

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NBA Draft 2011: Potential 2nd Round Steals for the Golden State Warriors
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Despite the hype of the lottery and the first 14 picks, one shouldn't forget that there are two rounds to the NBA Draft. Although second-round prospects don't always pan out, there is always the chance to find hidden gems that flew under the radar but turn out to be impact players in the NBA.

In the last decade, the Warriors have had a reasonable amount of success finding talent in the second round.

In 2001, Golden State selected Gilbert Arenas, a point guard out of Arizona. Granted, he's not doing so well these days in Orlando, but before injuries and a locker room gun fiasco derailed his career, Arenas was one of the more prolific scorers in the league. The same guy who once dropped 60 points on Kobe and Lakers in an overtime win was formerly a second round pick.

Four years later, the Warriors found another talented guard early in the second round, a high school guard by the name of Monta Ellis. Ellis has become a fan favorite and arguably the Warriors' best player, averaging 24 points per game last season.

Without further ado, here is a short list of prospects that the Warriors should take a closer look at in the 2nd round of this year's draft.

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