Los Golden State Warriors They come from keeping the championship of the 2021-22 season of the NBA and from now on they think about what their defense of the throne will be. Everything seems to indicate that they will seek to keep most of their roster and due to the league’s luxury tax, they will have to add minimum contract players and rookies to establish their payroll.
The 2022 NBA Draft It will be an ideal opportunity to add young talent and the Warriors have two selections, the 28th in the first round and the 55th in the second. Among his priorities is finding defensive figures in any position or an interior that can complement the work of James Wiseman.
One of the players who has worked with the Warriors leading up to the draft is power forward Jake LaRavia, out of Wake Forest University. His style of play is very attractive to Steve Kerr’s system, since he is a very versatile shooter and is also known for his intelligence to adapt to strategies, being an excellent passer in his position.
In his third year and last year in the NCAA he managed to play 33 games for Wake Forest, averaging 14.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. He maintained efficiency in his field goals of 56% and 38% in triples, being one of the most outstanding figures in the ACC despite not qualifying for the national tournament.
With Otto Porter Jr., Kevon Loone and Nemanja Bjelica as free agents, the Warriors need to find depth at the position, which is why LaRavia seems ideal with the team’s needs in mind.
As for his second-round selection, the one who has sounded like a candidate is international prospect Yannick Nzosa, a Congolese center with great potential and only 18 years of age. Although it is unknown if he intends to play in the NBA immediately, he is one of the great promises of Unicaja in the ACB League of Spain.