With the time running out to prepare for the NBA Draft, the Golden State Warriors flew to Miami to scout projected lottery pick Jonathan Kuminga. But that’s old news. Kuminga’s planned private workout for general manager Bob Myers made headlines days ago.
But that’s not all the Warriors were up to in Miami. They also personally scouted fringe lottery prospect Alperen Sengün.
Sengün, like Kuminga, is just 18 years old, though he’ll turn 19 on July 25. He measures 6-foot-9 and 240 pounds and is listed as a center by the NBA. He’s already played professionally in his native country of Turkey.
But the Warriors apparently made the special trip to Miami for Kuminga. If he falls to the Warriors at No. 7, Myers will have a tough choice on his hands. Would Golden State draft him based on his immense talent, knowing he’ll struggle to contribute immediately to an NBA title run?
Because that’s what superstars Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green need: immediate contributors. Ideally for Myers, he learned all he has to know about these two players, especially after flying across the United States to have a look.
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