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Detailed look at three second-round picks Warriors got in 76ers trade

Detailed look at three second-round picks Warriors got in 76ers trade

Late Wednesday night, the Warriors traded Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III to the Philadelphia 76ers.

In exchange, Golden State reportedly received three second-round NBA draft picks.

Let's take a detailed look at each of those selections.

1) 2020, via the Dallas Mavericks

On Feb. 23, 2017, the Mavericks traded former Golden State big man Andrew Bogut, Justin Anderson and a protected first-round draft pick to Philly in exchange for Nerlens Noel.

That first-rounder did not convey and turned into two second-round picks -- one in 2017 and one in 2020.

Based on where the Mavs stand in the current standings, the Warriors can expect this pick to fall in the range of Nos. 48 to 53.

2) 2021, via the Denver Nuggets

In early July 2018, the Nuggets traded Wilson Chandler, a 2021 second-round pick and a 2022 second-round pick to Philly for cash.

Denver should be really good again next season, so this selection could end up landing in the mid 50s.

So yes Warriors fans, you can root against the Nuggets next year.

3) 2022, via the Toronto Raptors

On Feb. 6, 2019, the Raptors traded Malachi Richardson, Emir Preldžić and a 2022 second-round pick to Philly for cash.

It's harder to project where this selection will fall, because things can change quickly in the NBA and who knows what the landscape will be two years from now.

But as long as Masai Ujiri is running things in Toronto, the Raptors should be very good. So it's safe to assume the pick will end up in the 50s.

[RELATED: Warriors' offseason plan to acquire assets worked perfectly]

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One final note -- on June 25, 2015, the New York Knicks traded a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick to Philly in exchange for Willy Hernangómez. The 76ers still possess that '21 second-rounder, which in theory is quite valuable given the current state of the Knicks.

But unfortunately for the Warriors, they were not able to pry it away from the 76ers.

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Andrew Bogut asks Andre Iguodala great question regarding golf video

Andrew Bogut asks Andre Iguodala great question regarding golf video

Former Warriors forward Andre Iguodala has a lot of spare time on his hands right now as he waits for the Memphis Grizzlies to trade him.

The 2015 NBA Finals MVP is a golf fanatic, and he's had plenty of opportunities to hit the links lately.

So the soon-to-be 36-year-old posted a video to Twitter of an approach shot from the center of the fairway that he absolutely nailed.

Former Golden State big man Andrew Bogut -- known for his sarcasm -- replied with a question that we only can assume was him trolling.

If our assumption is correct ...

... well played, Mr. Bogut. Well played.

Iguodala is getting paid nearly $17.2 million this season by the Grizzlies, who blew a 24-point-second-half lead Wednesday night and lost to the Thunder.

[RELATED: Dubs' Lacob cites moment he knew Myers was great GM hire]

As some might say, Iguodala is "stealing FedEx boxes!!"

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Warriors of this decade: Why the 2010s always will be remembered

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Warriors of this decade: Why the 2010s always will be remembered

As the decade closes, it’s a time to recall and reflect on some of the events and moments that made covering the Warriors so special:

The growth of Stephen Curry

Skinny kid is spectacular in college. Enters the NBA to the broad skepticism. Sustains injuries that sound alarms about durability and longevity. Gets healthy. Revolutionizes the game.

We all watched the saga unfold. The journey of Stephen Curry began as a rookie in 2009-10 and five years later landed him atop the sports world, an NBA champion and the league’s only unanimous MVP.

For me, the moment I often reflect upon occurred in 2014 and is unrelated to actual basketball.

Speaking inside Beebe Memorial Cathedral in Oakland, a church Curry often partners with on charitable issues, I wanted to test his commitment beyond the game. He barely had begun to flex his social muscle, and I asked him if he understood what was at stake.

“What do you mean?” he replied.

I mentioned that athletes can take a lot of heat when they speak out on sociopolitical issues and those things tend to follow team around. I asked him if he was sure he was ready for that.

Curry set his jaw and gave an answer that indicated he had thought his way to this point.

“The way I see it,” he began, “There can be even more risk if you don’t say anything.”

Curry kept his word. He has made donations to a range of causes, expressed support for Colin Kaepernick’s crusade for justice and distaste for the conduct of the current president.

[RELATED: Sitting with latest injury 'hardest thing' of Curry's career]

10 minutes with Draymond

The assignment, surely from the mind of a sadist, was absurd: Try to get a bucket while being defended by Draymond Green. As cameras rolled.

This was before he earned such accolades as Defensive Player of the Year. Draymond was a second-year reserve forward in the NBA.

Though of similar height, I was someone who never advanced beyond organized city leagues in the late 1980s and early ‘90s. And I was in the midst of a career that began five years before Green was born. Taking it seriously, I knew, likely would strike a mighty blow to my ego.

I took five or six attempts. Tried shooting before he could close out. Tried a ball fake, at which he didn’t flinch. Tried my jab step, at which he rolled his eyes. Tried backing him down. Even tried, foolishly, to go around him.

Not one bucket. Not even close. All backboard and air balls.

I wanted to re-retire on the spot, but I had one more assignment a month or so later: Try to grab a rebound against Andrew Bogut. I discovered he’s much quicker than he looks.

I hung them up immediately afterward.

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An epic celebration

Curry liked to joke that veteran big man David West does everything with intensity, including eating breakfast. Over time, I came to realize what he meant.

I was inches away when West, standing a few feet inside the door of the locker room at Oracle Arena, celebrated the 2017 NBA Finals win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Having been in locker rooms of Super Bowl winners, clubhouses of World Series winners and dressing rooms of victorious world champion boxers, I’ve never seen such unrestrained roaring.

After 14 years chasing a championship, this was his first. West had a cigar in one hand, a bottle of champagne in the other and full-on catharsis rising from his tongue. He was beyond ecstatic.

What made this moment all the more striking is that West is a such a thoughtful, studious man. It was as if he’d spent his entire career bottling up his joy and it all came spilling out.

Easter Sunday with the Warriors

There would be many playoffs series to follow – 20 over the next five seasons – but the first-round series between the Warriors and the Clippers in 2014 was as bitterly competitive as any.

The No. 3 seed Clippers were considered a serious contender. The sixth-seeded Warriors posted their first 50-win season in 20 years even as rumors circulated regarding the job security of coach Mark Jackson.

The players spoke of wanting to take the heat off Jackson by giving their best effort, which paid off in a Game 1 victory. Andre Iguodala went so far as to say they were trying to save his job. Several players, as a show of near-unanimous support, vowed to attend Easter Sunday service the next day at Jackson’s church 15 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

The Warriors showed up. Curry and Iguodala and Green. David Lee and Marreese Speights and Jermaine O’Neal. Harrison Barnes, with his fianceé. Klay Thompson and his father Mychal. Backup center Hilton Armstrong was particularly demonstrative during the service and in the parking lot after.

The display of unity made a statement. It wasn’t enough to save Jackson’s job, but it was a significant example of the teamwork seen in the years that followed.

[RELATED: Tom Haberstroh's predictions for 2020 All-Decade Team]

A dinner in the future

Upon taking ownership of the team in 2009, Joe Lacob and Peter Guber set their sights on San Francisco. That’s where they held their first news conference, and it’s where they wanted to be.

As a veteran of Bay Area sports and politics, I knew this would be a mammoth undertaking. The 49ers tried and tried and tried, failed, and surrendered. The Giants tried and tried and tried and, finally, made it happen.

Yet in 2013, Guber was confident not only that they move would come but that it would happen by 2016, 2017 at the latest. I knew better.

We made a bet. Dinner.

After two failed attempts, Chase Center opened in 2019. Guber remembers. He owes me a very nice dinner.