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5 Post-Draft Moves the Golden State Warriors Should Make

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Golden State Warriors: 5 Post-Draft Moves to Make

Steve Kerr
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With new head coach Steve Kerr, the Golden State Warriors are looking to build on their successful 2013-2014 season. Although the Warriors did not have a single selection in one of the deepest drafts in recent history, they have already been rumored to be in numerous trade discussions. Here are 5-post draft moves the Golden State Warriors should make.

5. Trade David Lee

David Lee
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5. Trade David Lee

David Lee
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Although the veteran lefty averaged 18.2 points and 9.3 rebounds last season, Lee is due 15 million this season and is 31 years old. Warriors fans may not like the idea of Lee being dealt, but if the organization plans on taking a step forward and contending for a title soon, they should consider trading the veteran to free up cap space.

4. Find a Center

Andrew Bogut
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4. Find a Center

Andrew Bogut
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If the Warriors are going to contend for a championship under Steve Kerr, they have to address the need for a quality center. Andrew Bogut showed Warriors fans how good the team could be with a quality center but struggled to remain healthy. Bogut and reserve center Jermaine O'Neal missed a combined 53 games last season and the Warriors struggled in their absence. Greg Monroe or Pau Gasol should both be on the Warriors' radar.

3. Add Bench Depth

Golden State Warriors bench
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3. Add Bench Depth

Golden State Warriors bench
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With the addition of Shaun Livingston the Golden State Warriors can now look toward free agency to add scoring off the bench. Unrestricted free agent Jordan Crawford averaged 11 points off the bench last season for the Warriors, but might not be the scoring guard Steve Kerr favors. Former University of Indiana forward Christian Watford could be a great addition if he proves ready this summer.

2. Keep the Splash Brothers Together

Steph Curry and Klay Thompson
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2. Keep the Splash Brothers Together

Steph Curry and Klay Thompson
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Although Kevin Love is a very talented player, the Warriors should not trade Klay Thompson for three reasons. 1. He's only 24 and hasn't even reached his prime yet. 2. He's coming off the best season of his young career and has gotten better every year. 3. The Splash Brothers are one of the best shooting duos in NBA history, and the Warriors would be crazy to break them up and upset their franchise player. Again.

1. Trade for Kevin Love

Kevin Love
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1. Trade for Kevin Love

Kevin Love
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The Warriors have already been rumored to be in talks with Minnesota for Kevin Love and should consider themselves front-runners. Although Minnesota has been rumored to want Klay Thompson in return, David Lee, Harrison Barnes, Marreese Speights and future draft picks may be the best they can offer without splitting up the Splash Brothers. Will Minnesota give in before the trade deadline?