2019 NBA Draft recap: Golden State Warriors

BROOKLYN, NY – JUNE 20: Jordan Poole poses for a portrait after being drafted by the Golden State Warriors at the 2019 NBA Draft on June 20, 2019 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Steve Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Round 1-28: Jordan Poole, SG, Michigan

Poole joins Golden State after spending two seasons at Michigan.

After coming off the bench during his freshman season, the 6-foot-4, 191-pound Poole started all 37 games as a sophomore. The 20-year-old averaged 12.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals.

Poole shot 43.6% (161-369) from the field, 36.9% (75-203) from three-point range and 83.3% (75-90) from the free-throw line. The Milwaukee native earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honors.

Poole will forever be remembered in Ann Arbor for his buzzer-beater 3-pointer that sent Michigan to the Sweet 16 in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. The Wolverines went on to lose 79-62 to Villanova in the championship game.

According to Sports Reference, Poole owned an offensive rating of 109.8 and a defensive rating of 94.0 in 75 career games.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN was the first to report the link between the Warriors and Poole.


Round 2-39: Alen Smailagić, PF, Santa Cruz Warriors

The Warriors acquired the draft rights to Smailagić from the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for two future second-round picks and cash.

The 6-foot-10, 215-pound Smailagić played last season for Golden State’s G League affiliate in Santa Cruz. The 18-year-old averaged 9.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 47 games.

Smailagić shot 49.5% (161-325) from the field, 24.4% (19-78) from three-point range and 65.9% (85-129) from the free-throw line.

Smailagić became the youngest player in G League history when he made his debut at 18 years and 77 days old. The Serbian native is the third international player and seventh overall to be drafted from the G League.

According to Sports Reference, Smailagić owned an offensive rating of 103.0 and a defensive rating of 97.5 in 47 regular season games.

Shams Charania of the Athletic was the first to report the link between the Warriors and Smailagić. The Warriors made it official an hour later.


Round 2-41: Eric Paschall, PF, Villanova

The Warriors made their first move on the morning of the draft by acquiring the 41st overall pick from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for a future second-round pick and cash.

Paschall joins Golden State after spending three seasons at Villanova and one at Fordham.

The 6-foot-9, 255-pound Paschall started all 36 games as a senior with Villanova. The 22-year-old averaged 16.5 points, 6.1 rebounds in 36.1 minutes.

Paschall shot 53.2% (125-235) from the field, 34.8% (70-201) from three-point range and 74.6% (135-181) from the free-throw line. The Dobbs Ferry, New York native earned 2018-19 All-Big East First Team honors and 2019 All-Big East Tournament First Team honors.

Paschall was a starter on the 2018 Villanova National Championship team. So he has bragging rights over Poole. Paschall earned both NCAA All-Tournament and NCAA Tournament All-Region honors.

Paschall earned 2014-15 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year honors at Fordham before transferring to Villanova. Paschall sat out the 2015-16 season in which the Wildcats won the National Championship.

According to Sports Reference, Paschall owned an offensive rating of 112.1 and a defensive rating of 102.8 in 137 career games.

Wojnarowski was the first to report the deal. The Warriors made it official two hours later.


Round 2-58: Miye Oni, SG, Yale

The Warriors drafted Oni with their own second-round pick but traded his draft rights to the Utah Jazz for cash.

Oni was the 2018-19 Ivy Player of the Year and earned First Team honors for both All-Ivy and All-Ivy Tournament.

Wojnarowski was the first to report the deal.


draft Summary

Added: Jordan Poole (28), Alen Smailagić (39), Eric Paschall (41), cash

Subtracted: Second-round picks in 2021, 2023, 2024, cash

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