When the Warriors are pondering what to do with the 28th pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, they seem to have a lot of suitors if they want to go to the trade route.

Heavy.com’s Sean Devenny said Wednesday that a number of teams, including the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, and Orlando Magic, were knocking on the Golden State door and were interested in number 28. Was quoted and reported.

The Celtics have no choice for the first round of the second straight draft after sending this year’s pick to the San Antonio Spurs as part of a deal with Derrick White. Knicks also contacted Kings about the fourth pick deal, but is likely looking for assets to do so, Deveney wrote.

And Magic aims to build for the future with another first round pick to pair with their No. 1 overall choice.

The Warriors have had a lot of success in the second half of the first round of the draft, such as Jordan Poole in 28th place in 2019 and Kevon Looney in 30th place overall in 2015. Holding a pick, they are well equipped to develop any late round talent they think is worth choosing.

In various simulated drafts, the Warriors are expected to continue picking Wakeforest to Jake Larabia, Milwaukee to Patrick Baldwin Jr., Serbia to Nikola Jović, and number 28.

Meanwhile, Golden State used lottery picks in the previous two drafts to win Jonathan Kuminga, Moses Moody, and James Wiseman. The Warriors aim to open up a larger role for these three (and pools) during the 2022-23 season, leaving little room for another young prospect. In addition, the Warriors will cost you if you want to keep the championship roster together for the next season.

With all that in mind, general manager Bob Myers told reporters Wednesday that the decision to exchange picks wouldn’t cost money, and he said his staff would do their best for the organization. He said he trusts.

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And, without letting go of everything, he hinted that Golden State isn’t trying to fill the hole in the list, but rather to pick the best player available at number 28.

However, they are very interested in the choice of their first round, so it would certainly be interesting to see if there are any teams offering packages that will bring enough profits for the Warriors to trade. ..

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