While some of the NBA is still busy with the second round of the postseason, the Golden State Warriors are preparing for July’s draft. Heading into draft season, the Warriors could potentially have a pair of first-round picks in the 2021 edition of the draft.
Depending on if the Minnesota Timberwolves land outside the top-three picks in the draft lottery, the Warriors will receive their first-round selection. Along with Minnesota’s pick, the Warriors own their selection slated for the end of the lottery.
To prepare for the draft, the Warriors are beginning to do their homework on the 2021 class of prospects. According to Wes Goldberg of The Mercury News, the Warriors held predraft workouts with six prospects.
Boise State’s Derrick Alston Jr., UC San Barbara’s Jaquori McLaughlin, Shawnee State’s EJ Onu, San Diego State’s Jordan Schakel, Texas’ Jericho Sims and Colorado’s McKinley Wright IV joined the Warriors for predraft workouts, per Goldberg.
Via @wcgoldberg on Twitter:
The Warriors tomorrow will hold predraft workouts with Derrick Alston Jr. (Boise State), JaQuori McLaughlin (Oregon State/UC Santa Barbara), EJ Onu (Shawnee State), Jordan Schakel (San Diego State), Jericho Sims (Texas) and McKinley Wright IV (Colorado).
— Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) June 9, 2021
According to ESPN’s Draft Big Board, Wright IV ranks at No. 97 overall with Alston Jr. at No. 98 i