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NBA Draft 2015: April Mock Draft -- Golden State Warriors select Terry Rozier

With the #30th pick of the 2015 NBA Draft the Golden State Warriors select...

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With the 30th pick of the 2015 NBA Draft . . . the Golden State Warriors select Terry Rozier from the University of Louisville. The Golden State warriors don't really need anything. They are taking the best player available here in Rozier, who has an average draft selection value of 28.76, so he's actually a little better than #30. He's also a little better than a simple number abstraction of his entire value as a player, or human being. The point guard is a speed demon, who is only 6'2, but has a 6'7 wingspan. He uses his length to get rebounds, protect the basketball while he's zipping by people, and getting his own shot off in the paint. He's not the shooter that the other guards on the Warriors are (Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Leandro Barbosa, Brandon Rush), and he's not a natural and gifted passer like Shaun Livingston. But he is the best player available by my metrics, and his speed and defensive potential make him an interesting fit for the Warrior's transition offense under Steve Kerr. Rozier isn't going to remind anyone of Curry (or Kerr) from outside, but there's probably no better place to watch and learn the discipline it takes to become a great shooter. And really, if this guy could shoot half as good as some of his team mates at GSW, then he would be big trouble for other bench units.