WHO WILL THEY TAKE?
NBA Writers and Web Sites Pose Their Mock Drafts
There are a lot of "experts" out there trying to predict who the Warriors are going to select with the No. 11 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Warriors.com has combed through the Internet for you and compiled all their picks in one place. Check back often for new additions and updates!

    Last Updated: June 23, 2011, 11:45 a.m.
MARCUS MORRIS, PF, 6-9, 235, KANSAS
Career Highlights

  • Consensus 2010-11 All-American Second-Team Selection
  • 2010-11 Big 12 Player of the Year and All-Big 12 First Team Selection
  • Most Outstanding Player of the 2011 Big 12 Championship
  • 2009-10 All-Big 12 Second-Team Selection
  • 2008-09 Big 12 All-Rookie Team Selection
  • Source/Comments

  • Jonathan Givony, DraftExpress
  • David Aldridge, NBA.com: For all the talk about how the Warriors have take a two, they'd have no problem with a good, hard-working big man coming to town.
  • Adam Lauridsen, GSW Fast Break: Morris is a safe pick here because of his age, experience and diverse skills.
  • Hoops World
  • Christopher Reina, Real GM: The Warriors are in search for a small forward and he instantly becomes their best interior scorer.
  • DraftHype.com: Marcus is a versatile forward and an excellent rebounder.
  • Ryan McNeill, Hoops Addict
  • MyNBADraft.com: At 6ft9 230lb Marcus has good size and length, he is almost filled out enough to be ideal size for a PF and has the athleticism to play SF.
  • Allen Moll, The Hoop Doctors: Marcus may very well be the most complete front-court player in the entire draft.
  • Peter Hill, Bleacher Report: Golden State would love the versatility of Marcus Morris in their lineup.


  • KLAY THOMPSON, SG, 6-7, 205, WASHINGTON STATE
    Career Highlights

  • 2010-11 All-Pacific-10 Conference First Team Selection
  • 2010-11: Led Pac-10 & ranked 21st in nation in scoring (21.6 ppg)
  • 2009-10 All-Pacific-10 Conference First Team Selection
  • Four-Time Pacific 10 Conference Player of the Week
  • 2008-09 Pacific 10 Conference All-Rookie Team Selection
  • Source/Comments

  • Ben Golliver, CBS Sports: Thompson brings a bigger body to Golden State's diminutive backcourt.
  • Steve Alexander, NBC Sports
  • Tom Ziller, SB Nation
  • Dime Magazine: Insert Thompson who has ideal size and skill to make the backcourt one of the best in the NBA going forward, and you’re heading in the right direction.
  • Kristofer Habbas, NBA Draft Insider
  • Ryan Feldman, The Hoops Report


  • BISMACK BIYOMBO, PF, 6-9, 243, CONGO
    Career Highlights

  • Led Liga ACB (Spain) in blocked shots (2.3) in 2010-11 season
  • 12 points, 11 rebounds & 10 blocks in 2011 Nike Hoops Summit
  • Began playing basketball competitively at age 14
  • Called up to Fuenlabrada (Liga ACB) in January 2011
  • Source/Comments

  • Chad Ford, ESPN.com: They desperately need size and toughness in the paint and Biyombo can deliver from day one.
  • Matt Steinmetz, CSN Bay Area: He's defense and defense only, and the Warriors need more of those guys.
  • College Hoops Update: Biyombo is just what the doctor orderd for the Warriors if available.
  • Matt Moore, CBS Sports: Mark Jackson wants defense, and that's all Biyombo has.


  • ALEC BURKS, SG, 6-6, 195, COLORADO
    Career Highlights

  • 2010-11 AP Honorable Mention All-American Selection
  • 2010-11 First-Team All-Big 12 Conference
  • 2010-11: Led Big 12 in scoring (20.5 ppg)
  • 2009-10 Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year
  • 2009 Gatorade High School Player of the Year in Missouri
  • Source/Comments

  • The Jump, NBA TV
  • InsideHoops.com: A scorer with limited range who rebounds well for his size.
  • NBADraft.net: Has excellent scoring instincts and really knows how to create his own shot.
  • Dave Del Grande, CBS Sports: They need a guard with size who can shoot.


  • CHRIS SINGLETON, SF, 6-9, 225, FLORIDA STATE
    Career Highlights

  • 2010-11 ACC Defensive Player Of The Year
  • 2010-11 All-ACC Third-Team Selection
  • 2009-10 ACC Defensive Player Of The Year
  • 2009-10 All-ACC Third-Team Selection
  • 2008-09 Freshman All-American Honorable Mention Selection
  • Source/Comments

  • Scott Howard-Cooper, NBA.com: He is a particularly good fit for a team that claims it is committed to getting better at stopping the ball.
  • Rusty Simmons, San Francisco Chronicle: Easy to trade pick with Kemba/Jimmer on board.
  • NBA-Draft.com: Chris Singleton would upgrade the team's overall defense and has the most potential.


  • TRISTAN THOMPSON, PF, 6-8, 225, TEXAS
    Career Highlights

  • 2010-11 finalist For Wayman Tisdale (National Freshman of the Year) Award
  • 2010-11 Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year
  • 2010-11 NABC All-District 8 First-Team Selection
  • Led Texas in rebounding (7.8), blocks (86), double-doubles (10) and FG% (.546); Ranked 2nd in scoring (13.1)
  • 2009-10 McDonald's All-American Selection
  • Source/Comments

  • Tony Mejia, Pro Basketball News: Scouts really like his physical gifts, but he's on the raw side and will need to learn on the fly.
  • Sean Deveney, Sporting News: The Warriors weren’t expecting to see Thompson here. If he drops into their laps, they’ll take him.
  • Ball-O-Holics: Word is that Jerry West loves both Thompson and Thompson (Klay and Tristan that is), and with Klay gone in this scenario Tristan looks like the pick.


  • KAWHI LEONARD, SF, 6-7, 227, SAN DIEGO STATE
    Career Highlights

  • 2010-11 Wooden Award All-American Selection
  • 2010-11 AP Second Team All-American Selection
  • 2010-11 First-Team All-Mountain West Conference
  • 40 double-doubles in 70 career games
  • 2009-10 First-Team All-Mountain West Conference
  • Source/Comments

  • Charlie Zegers, About.com: Physical three to help the Warriors make the transition to a team that actually cares about defense.
  • NBA Draft Room: Solid combo forward with good all around game, versatility and athleticism.


  • DONATAS MOTIEJUNAS, PF/C, 7-0, 215, LITHUANIA
    Career Highlights

  • 2011 Eurocup Rising Star Award
  • Participated in Eurocup 2010-11 Final Four
  • 2010-11: Averaged 13.4 points & 4.4 rebounds in 25.8 minutes for with Benetton Treviso
  • Named MVP of 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championships
  • Member of Lithuanian Under-16, Under-18, and Under-20 junior national teams
  • Source/Comments

  • NBA Draft Room: Motiejunas is a smooth seven footer with the skills of a SF. He has a nice handle, developing NBA three point range and good feel for the game.


  • JONAS VALANCIUNAS, PF, 6-10, 230, LITHUANIA
    Career Highlights

  • 2010 Lithuanian Basketball League champion with BC Lietuvos Rytas
  • 2010 MVP of the European U18 Basketball Championship
  • 2009 All-Tournament Selection in the U18 European Basketball Championships
  • 2009 All-Tournament Selection in EuroLeague Nike International Junior Tournament
  • 2008 MVP of the European U16 Basketball Championship
  • Source/Comments

  • Sam Amick, SI.com: They love his game and upside, but the contract situation means patience must be employed during a time when the pressure to turn things around quickly is substantial.