Found May 29, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
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In case you missed it, the Golden State Warriors made a questionable trade not too long ago.  In 2008, they traded for then New Jersey Nets point guard Marcus Williams. In that trade they gave up a conditional 2012 first round pick. That pick was then shipped to Utah in the Deron Williams trade. Clearly when the Warriors made that trade they planned on being a playoff team or really awful because the pick is top seven protected, meaning if they get picks one-seven, they can keep it, otherwise it goes to Utah. Right now they are slotted to pick seventh in the draft, so if anyone in the lottery picking 8-14 leap frogs into the top three, the Warriors are in some trouble. According to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Warriors would really like to keep that pick and are taking steps to keep that pick no matter what. The Warriors are in ongoing discussions with Utah in hopes of securing their lottery pick, regardless of conditions, before the ping pong balls can d...
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