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Bob Myers’ draft comments indicate that the Warriors want to win now

Jun 10, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Golden State Warriors president of basketball operations Bob Myers speaks to the media about Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) after game five of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
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The Warriors are in an interesting position ahead of this year's draft. Golden State has two picks in the top-15 and plans to take both of them. However, General Manager Bob Myers knows a lot can happen, especially if the Warriors want to win another title.

The Warriors are finally expecting to return its trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. The three haven't all been on the court together since 2019. As a result, Myers and the front office are trying to find players to fill out the roster and give Golden State the best chance to make another championship run.

"As far as urgency, we want to win, and so do they. So does Steve [Kerr]. But do you draft a player that makes it better in one year that might not be better in the second year? And these are the things we get paid to try to get right. There are short-term decisions that are good. There are short-term decisions that you regret. And fans and ourselves will blame us, which we would deserve if we get it wrong. So that's what we are trying to figure out."Bob Myers

The Warriors are planning to use these two draft picks on Thursday. However, if a standout player becomes available, Myers shouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger. It's looking like Bradley Beal's time in Washington could be coming to an end soon. However, all the Warriors can do for now is wait and see.

Myers will continue to weigh his options as the offseason progresses. He realizes it's a different Warriors team than in the past, so acquiring talent could be an issue.

"Can a rookie help us quicker? Later? Rookies traditionally don't help early. I don't care who they are. But you'd like to find guys that can play a little bit. With what we're limited to do in free agency, which is minimums, maybe taxpayer mid-level ... maybe that's a chance to grab some vets. We've done that before, but that was a team everybody wanted to come to. Will veteran players want to come now with Klay coming back? We'll see. So we have to balance all that stuff."Bob Myyers

Maximizing the rest of Curry's prime

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Myers knows the Warriors can win now; it's only a matter of putting the pieces together. Stephen Curry is still in his prime, and Golden State wants to maximize that and capture a fourth championship.

Curry is coming off of one of the best seasons of his career. However, he is 33-years-old, and the window for another championship is closing. This is an important offseason for Myers and Golden State.

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