Updated Golden State draft pick situation after delayed trade completed

Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Despite the NBA trade deadline having passed, the four-team trade involving the Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons, and Atlanta Hawks is just now being completed. The holdup came after Gary Payton II failed his physical, leading to accusations that the Blazers were potentially withholding medical information from the Warriors.

The Warriors had the option to rescind the four-team trade but ultimately decided against it, which makes sense considering the deal still benefits them. Drama aside, the Warriors will eventually bring a key player from their championship team back, save $35 million in luxury tax, and also add a pair of second-round picks.

It may not be the haul that many Warriors fans expected in a trade involving former No. 2 overall pick James Wiseman, but it could help them going forward. Now, let’s take a look at a complete rundown of all of the Warriors’ picks over the next seven drafts post-trade.

2023 NBA Draft

1st Round Picks:

2023 1st- Own pick

2024 NBA Draft

no drafts picks

2025 NBA Draft

2025 1st- Own pick

2025 2nd- Own pick

2026 NBA Draft

2026 1st-Own pick

2026 2nd (via Memphis)

2026 2nd (via Atlanta)

2027 NBA Draft

2027 1st – Own pick

2027 2nd-Own pick

2028 NBA Draft

2028 1st – Own pick

2028 2nd-Own pick

2028 2nd (via Atlanta)

2029 NBA Draft

2029 1st- Own pick

2029 2nd-Own pick

Next. Jonathan Kuminga’s defense is becoming crucial to the Warriors. dark

All in all, despite moving on from former No. 2 overall pick James Wiseman, the Warriors are still in a good place in terms of both prospects and draft assets. They still have other recent lottery picks in Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody, as well as 14 draft selections over the next seven drafts, including six first-round picks. That’s a great position to be in for the defending champions, particularly when most contenders have traded away most of their picks, and it should only help them going forward.