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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.

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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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What Warriors' Ron Adams believes is Alen Smailagic's best current skill

What Warriors' Ron Adams believes is Alen Smailagic's best current skill

During Alen Smailagic's rookie season with the Warriors, he showed flashes as to why Golden State traded two future second-round draft picks (2021 and 2023) to acquire him.

The No. 39 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft averaged 4.2 points and 1.9 rebounds in 9.9 minutes per game over 14 appearances.

"His best skill right now -- for a young guy, he's not afraid of the game," Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams told Tim Kawakami of The Athletic last week. "He comes into the game and he's turned on. He makes some good plays.

"That was noticeable this year. His confidence, his savvy, whatever you want to call it. It was pretty impressive."

The 19-year-old has the utmost belief in himself, and doesn't shy away from the bright lights.

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Smailagic believes he already belongs and can have a big impact on the game.

This is an important mindset to possess as it can help when things aren't going your way. And the reality is that Smailagic is far from a finished product.

"He has a ways to go," Adams said. "I think he made great strides this year. He would get in the game and the only thing he thought about was how (he was) going to get the ball into the hoop (laughter). He was just really intent on that. 

"He began to understand the game in a different way. He began to understand the game the way Steve (Kerr) likes the game to be played. I thought he improved defensively."

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It's possible that the 6-foot-10 Serbian is a consistent rotation player next season. The Warriors would be ecstatic if that comes to fruition.

But he might not have a significant role, and he could end up spending a decent amount of time in the G League with the Santa Cruz Warriors.

That is all to-be-determined.

"He's a young developing player," Adams said. "And when that's the case, you can never be surprised when things happen more quickly than you think they should in terms of development, and you can't be disappointed when they don't."

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How latest reported NBA schedule timeline could affect Warriors, draft

How latest reported NBA schedule timeline could affect Warriors, draft

The Warriors know they practically are guaranteed to land a top-five pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Yet they still don't know when the draft -- originally scheduled for June 25 -- actually will take place.

But the latest intel from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is helping us narrow down the date.

The draft typically falls on the first Thursday after the scheduled date for Game 7 of the NBA Finals. So if we assume the league maintains that format, the Warriors could be making their selections on Oct. 15.

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To reiterate, we are making an assumption here and it's possible the NBA doesn't follow its normal protocol during these very uncertain times. 

But as Woj writes:

The expectation is that the NBA draft and the opening of free agency would follow in sequential order in October, sources said.

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If we apply the same logic for the 2020 NBA Draft Lottery -- which was slated for May 19 -- you can expect it to be held in mid-September.

We might know all of the specifics as early as Thursday because that's when the NBA's Board of Governors is expected to vote on the NBA's return-to-play proposal.

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