Lacob: There's A Reason Drummond Slipped To No. 9
The Warriors selected Harrison Barnes with the seventh overall pick, passing on a potential franchise-changing center in Andre Drummond.
Drummond was ultimately selected by the Pistons with the ninth selection.
"I’ll just say that he’s a very, very impressive athlete," said Joe Lacob. "He’s not an impressive basketball player today. I think if you’ll talk, you’ll hear that.
"There’s a reason he slipped from potentially 2 to 9. All the teams he worked out for. I guess, my estimation, watching him, we saw that. That doesn’t mean that those people all made the right decisions. He could wind up being great, right?
"How often do you get 7-footers that have his physical abilities? So it’s hard to say, nobody really knows for sure. He certainly was tempting. We debated him."