Warriors

Report: Warriors host four prospects for 'competitive workout'

Warriors
Chris Duarte

The 2021 NBA Draft is just four days away, and all eyes are on the Warriors. 

What will the Warriors do with the No. 7 and No. 14 picks? Why not test it out on the court? In a sense, that might be what Golden State did on Sunday. At least for one of their picks. 

ESPN's Jonathan Givony reported Sunday that the Warriors are holding a "competitive workout" between Davion Mitchell, Moses Moody, Chris Duarte and Trey Murphy on Sunday. 

The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Sunday morning that the Warriors and New York Knicks are two teams "eyeing" Duarte.

Mitchell and Moody are seen as prospects who could be picked at No. 7 or No. 14, while Duarte and Murphy more likely are in play at No. 14. 

Duarte and Murphy are classic 3-and-D wings who can light it up from deep. Murphy shot 43.3 percent from 3 last season, and Duarte wasn't too far behind, shooting 42.4 percent from beyond the arc. Mitchell is a defensive star who should be able to lead the second unit and fit with stars, and Moody can be an offensive weapon as a slasher who also is a weapon from deep. 

All four are seen as prospects who could help a hopeful contender like the Warriors early on. 

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Earlier Sunday, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported he expects the Warriors to use both of their lottery picks. If all goes right, maybe the plan is to grab a high-risk, high-reward prospect like Jonathan Kuminga at No. 7 and then use their second pick on one of these four players.

 

What we do know is the draft can't come soon enough.

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