After the Golden State Warriors won the NBA Championships in 2015, 2017, and 2018, many people thought that their dynasty was completely over due to the injuries over the past few years to Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry. However, the Warriors were able to prove everyone wrong after winning the 2022 NBA Championship. This title was more impressive because Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole were also major contributing factors along with the core that has been there from the beginning.
Moving forward, Golden State will have to add even more talent in order to remain in the title hunt for years to come. Fortunately, the Warriors selected three new players in this year's NBA Draft. Here is a look at their prospects.
Round 1, Pick 28: Patrick Baldwin, Jr. - F - Milwaukee. 6'9", 230 lbs (12.1 ppg, 5.8 rpg).
His stats were not impressive in college because he only played 11 games before being injured for the rest of the season. He was drafted based upon his high school accolades where he was an All-American. He can play in the post, he can drive to the lane, and he can shoot from range. However, he is hurt all of the time. His game and his lack of durability is comparable to Michael Porter, Jr., so Baldwin, Jr. will sit for the entire season.
Round 2, Pick 14: Ryan Rollins - G - Toledo. 6'4", 180 lbs (18.9 ppg, 6 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.7 spg).
The All-MAC combo guard is a scorer that also plays good defense. With all of the guards Golden State already have, Rollins will be given time to develop his point-guard skills this season.
Round 2, Pick 25: Gui Santos - SF - Minas Belo Horizonte. 6'8", 209 lbs (10.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2 apg).
Santos can drive to the lane and rebounds well for a small forward. He also will be given time to develop as well. He may play another year in Brazil.
The Warriors used all of their picks to stockpile for the future instead of drafting someone that could possibly help out next season. Grade: Incomplete.