Draymond Green to offer Warriors draft, offseason input from afar

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Draymond to offer Warriors draft, offseason input from afar originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Draymond Green will be over 5,000 miles away from the Bay Area when the Warriors go on the clock for the 2021 NBA Draft. That being said, the star forward still hopes to offer his input in whatever way he can as the Warriors' front office navigates a critical draft and subsequent free agency period.

"I think we're in a great spot, and like you said, there are a few different ways we could go. Ultimately that's not my decision, but I do try to help with those decisions," Green told reporters after Team USA practice on Thursday.

Green and Warriors coach Steve Kerr both will be with Team USA, hoping to win the nation's fourth consecutive gold medal in men's basketball.

Hoping to avoid a potential tampering fine, Green didn't name any prospects or current NBA players he'd like to see the Warriors acquire.

The Warriors have two lottery picks at No. 7 and No. 14, but also likely are looking into potential trades for active players who could better help the organization regain its perch atop the NBA.

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Plenty of names have been thrown around, but nothing concrete has been reported from a trade perspective for the Warriors.

Given that the Warriors once again will have their Big 3 of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Green back in action at some point next season, it's understandable they'll bend the ear of each of their stars for input on draft and free agency decisions.

Green even could be doing some recruiting while with Team USA over in Tokyo, but his lips likely will be sealed on any conversations about that.

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