Second Round Swap: Warriors Trade 34th Pick In NBA Draft To Blazers For 44th Pick, Cash

We have a trade to announce! According to Marc Spears of Yahoo!, the Blazers have acquired the 34th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft from the Warriors in return for the 44th pick and cash considerations.

For the Blazers, moving up to the top of the second of what figures to be a particularly deep draft, it not top heavy, is a very solid move for a modest price -- just over $1 million in cash according to Matt Steinmetz of CSN Bay Area, in addition to the 44th pick. Draft Express's Jonathan Givony speculates that the Blazers may be targeting Clemson's Trevor Booker or Georgia Tech's Gani Lawal, both of whom figure to be late first/early second-round picks.

As for the Warriors, the move allows them to conserve cash at the cost of moving out of a coveted early second round spot, where the talent should be more or less equal to that at the end of the first round, except without teams having to commit to a guaranteed contract.

For more on the Blazers and Warriors, check out Blazers Edge and Golden State of Mind.

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