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LB Mock Draft: Warriors Conclude First Round By Selecting Terry Rozier

The Warriors' rosy season concludes by getting Rozier in the Draft.

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors are as close to a perfect team as the NBA has had in the past decade, besting the entire NBA in wins, point differential, and the playoffs. As such, they have no immediate external needs and are not in immediate danger in losing any of the valuable cogs of their championship winning team. So what's a team like that with the 30th pick to do? In this case, it's add some depth, and they will do so by selecting point guard Terry Rozier 30th overall in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Rozier's combination of defense, rebounding, and transition play will make him a nice depth piece for the Warriors to add. Rozier's biggest strength comes from his defense, where he averaged 2.0 steals per game thanks in part to his long wingspan. Though he is good in transition, Rozier's shooting tends to come and go in spurts and his assist stats are at the bottom for point guards in this draft.

Rozier would do well to find himself with Golden State where barring cataclysmic events during the off-season and pre-season, a lot will not be asked of him right away and he can slowly ease himself into the professional game. Given what Golden State was able to do this season, adding someone capable of being a nice bench piece with some upside becomes a sensible move for them as they begin their quest to repeat as champions.

1. Minnesota TimberwolvesKarl-Anthony Towns
2. Los Angeles Lakers - Jahlil Okafor
3. Philadelphia 76ers - D'Angelo Russell
4. New York Knicks - Emmanuel Mudiay
5. Orlando Magic - Mario Hezonja
6. Sacramento KingsJustise Winslow
7. Denver NuggetsWillie Cauley-Stein
8. Detroit PistonsStanley Johnson
9. Charlotte Hornets - Kristaps Porzingis
10. Miami HeatMyles Turner
11. Indiana PacersCameron Payne
12. Utah JazzFrank Kaminsky
13. Phoenix Suns - Kelly Oubre
14. Oklahoma City ThunderBobby Portis
15. Atlanta HawksSam Dekker
16. Boston CelticsR.J. Hunter
17. Milwaukee BucksTrey Lyles
18. Houston RocketsJerian Grant
19. Washington WizardsDevin Booker
20. Toronto RaptorsRondae Hollis-Jefferson
21. Dallas MavericksTyus Jones
22. Chicago BullsRashad Vaughn
23. Portland Trail BlazersKevon Looney

24. Cleveland Cavaliers - Justin Anderson
25.  Memphis Grizzlies - Delon Wright
26. San Antonio Spurs - Montrezl Harrell
27. Los Angeles Lakers -
Anthony Brown
28. Boston Celtics - Jordan Mickey
29. Brooklyn Nets - Cliff Alexander
30. Golden State Warriors - Terry Rozier

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