NBA Mock Draft 2.0: Full first-round predictions a week before the lottery

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NBA Mock Draft. Franz Wagner
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Pick Analysis. SF. Franz Wagner. player. 41. Scouting Report. Michigan. 14

NBA Mock Draft 14th Pick: Golden State Warriors

The injury-laden Golden State Warriors had an up-and-down campaign, hovering around .500 basketball before gaining momentum towards the end, only to be eliminated with two straight blunders in the play-in tournament.

Next season, the Dubs are projected to be beck in the thick of things in the West, with Klay Thompson returning and James Wiseman improving. However, the Stephen Curry-led team still has a chronic issue to solve: three-point shooting outside of the Splash Brothers. For years, while the Warriors trotted out the two best shooters in history, the cast around them lacked a reliable outside shot. Michigan’s Franz Wagner could easily change that.

After striking out on a top pick, the 6’9 forward should immediately contribute to a Golden State team in need of shooting. His deft three-point stroke, off-ball movement and court awareness are all common motifs in Steve Kerr’s complex offense and Wagner should thrive as a sniper off the bench. Beware of his defense, though.