Saturday, June 28, 2008

WARRIORS BIG BOARD DISTRIBUTION

Prior to the draft, I put together a list of player rankings based on how valuable I thought they might be if examined with the Warriors in mind. That takes into consideration player talent level, existing roster, fit, and areas in which the Warriors need help. Here's a list of where each of the guys on my Warriors' Big Board ended up and the pick they were selected at in parenthesis.
  1. Michael Beasley - Heat (2)
  2. Derrick Rose - Bulls (1)
  3. Kevin Love - Timberwolves (5)
  4. Eric Gordon - Clippers (7)
  5. O.J. Mayo - Grizzlies (3)
  6. Brook Lopez - Nets (10)
  7. Marreese Speights - 76ers (16)
  8. Russell Westbrook - Super Sonics (4)
  9. Jerryd Bayless - Trailblazers (11)
  10. Danilo Galinari - Knicks (6)
  11. Joe Alexander - Bucks (8)
  12. Anthony Randolph - Warriors (14)
  13. D.J. Augustin - Bobcats (9)
  14. Kosta Koufos - Jazz (23)
  15. DeAndre Jordan - Clippers (35)
  16. Nicolas Batum - Trailblazers (25)
  17. Darrell Arthur - Grizzlies (27)
  18. Donte Greene - Rockets (28)
  19. Brandon Rush - Pacers (13)
  20. J.J. Hickson - Cavaliers (19)
  21. Mario Chalmers - Heat (34)
  22. Alexis Ajinca - Bobcats (20)
  23. JaVale McGee - Wizards (18)
  24. Robin Lopez - Suns (16)
  25. Jason Thompson - Kings (12)
  26. Richard Hendrix - Warriors (49)
  27. Courtney Lee - Magic (22)
  28. Roy Hibbert - Pacers (17)
  29. Chris Douglas-Roberts - Nets (40)
  30. D.J. White - Super Sonics (29)
  31. Ryan Anderson - Nets (21)
  32. DeVon Hardin - Super Sonics (50)
  33. Nathan Jawai - Raptors (41)
  34. Serge Ibaka - Super Sonics (24)
  35. Nikola Pekovic - Timberwolves (31)
  36. Pat Calathes - undrafted
  37. Kyle Weaver - Bobcats (38)
  38. Goran Dragic - Spurs (45)
  39. Gary Forbes - undrafted
  40. Jamont Gordon - undrafted
  41. J.R. Giddens - Celtics (30)
  42. Ante Tomic - Jazz (44)
  43. Davon Jefferson - undrafted
  44. George Hill - Spurs (26)
  45. Omer Asik - Bulls (36)
  46. Malik Hairston - Suns (48)
  47. Maarty Leunen - Rockets (54)
  48. James Gist - Spurs (57)
  49. Trent Plaisted - Pistons (46)
On the bubble:

Othello Hunter - undrafted
Joey Dorsey - Rockets (33)
Sonny Weems - Nuggets (39)
Mike Taylor - Clippers (55)
Bill Walker - Celtics (47)
Darnell Jackson - Heat (52)
Richard Roby - undrafted
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute - Bucks (37)
Shan Foster - Mavericks (51)
Chris Lofton - undrafted


Going by these rankings, the biggest steals of the draft were:

Richard Hendrix (-23)
DeAndre Jordan (-20)
DeVon Hardin (-18)
Mario Chalmers (-13)
Chris Douglas-Roberts (-11)

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