Golden State Warriors

Eric Paschall sets all-time scoring distinction for Warriors second-round picks

One night after their best performance of the season, the Warriors had a terrible Thursday evening against the Knicks at Chase Center, losing 119-104.

Draymond Green was ejected after his second technical foul late in the first half, sinking Golden State’s chances. He was yelling demonstratively at teammate James Wiseman, and the official thought the profanity was directed at him.

But hey, it wasn’t all bad. Reserve power forward Eric Paschall set an all-time Warriors scoring mark. He was the quickest second-round pick in team history to eclipse 1,000 career points, according to Warriors PR.

Paschall started for Green in the second half, and for the game, he was efficient as usual on offense, with 12 points in 19 minutes on 5 for 10 shooting. Passing Gilbert Arenas is no small feat, either. He went on to be a three-time All-NBA player after a hot start to his career in Golden State.

As for Paschall, his role off the bench this season is where he really excels. He’s been a real find for coach Steve Kerr as a small-ball center. Could he reach the same heights as Arenas? Paschall’s offensive skills are truly special, so it’s possible. But at the moment he’s a vital piece to a playoff-hopeful team who specializes in scoring field goals in bunches.

(Photo credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

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