KEY POINTS

  • The Golden State Warriors have a lot of potential in their 48th pick in the upcoming draft
  • It has been a difficult year for the Warriors as they've fallen to the bottom of the league
  • One prospect that may benefit the Warriors is University of Kentucky's Immanuel Quickley

With uncertainty approaching the Golden State Warriors after a challenging year, the team is still determined to make the best adjustments for the franchise. One possible talent the squad can take advantage of is their 48th pick on the University of Kentucky prospect Immanuel Quickley.

While the team placed last in the league, Golden State is still in a strong position to improve moving forward. With everything that has happened with the Warriors this year, the team has been constantly checking what best works for their roster. One of their major transactions involves trading their offseason pickup of D’Angelo Russell for former number one overall pick Andrew Wiggins. In addition to this, one bright spot of the team was the rise of Eric Paschall as a great pickup late in last year’s draft.

Despite the difficult season, the Warriors are in a strong position for the number one overall pick for the next season. While players such as LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman and other top prospects rule the mock drafts, the Warriors also have a second-round pick that they can utilize. It will be a strong fit for Golden State if they’re able to capitalize on Quickley, per Fansided’s Blue Man Hoop.

The junior guard has made a name for himself as one of the more consistent players in the Wildcats’ basketball program. The manner Quickley finds ways to score on the court serves as an asset for a team like the Warriors to take advantage of. With averages of the 2019-2020 season stats, the 21-year-old put up 16.1 points and 4.2 rebounds a game on 41.6% shooting.

The Warriors are in need of a backup point guard with the load the Splash Brothers will have to carry on their shoulders. Having someone like Quickley’s capability to shoot can complement Steph Curry and Klay Thompson’s offensive firepower. With a shooting percentage of 42.8% from beyond the arc coupled with 92.3% from the free-throw line, Quickley can prove himself to be a good source of scoring off the bench.

While nothing is final yet for the Warriors, it would be interesting to see how Golden State will strategize for the upcoming seasons. It will be important to see how young players such as Quickley can help contribute to the rebuilding of the Warriors.

Golden State Warriors The Golden State Warriors stars received their championship rings before defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder. In this picture, Stephen Curry #30 and the Warriors celebrate after receiving their 2017-2018 Championship rings prior to their game against the Thunder at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California, Oct. 16, 2018. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images