The Minnesota Timberwolves traded their No. 9 pick for Shabazz Muhammad and Gorgui Dieng and, with that, it seems as though the new regime has decided the 2013 NBA Draft was a successful one. Instead of using their No. 26 overall pick on another first-round rookie, the Wolves decided to sell the pick to the Golden State Warriors.
The Warriors didn't waste any time flipping that pick, however, as they apparently sent it to the Oklahoma City Thunder for the No. 29 pick along with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to ESPN's Chad Ford.
Still, though, the Warriors weren't done making moves in a draft they weren't involved in when it started. Golden State decided they could still get the guy they wanted with the No. 30 pick so they swapped down one pick with the Phoenix Suns for the 30th overall pick, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.
Eventually, when the Warriors were finished making their moves, the Wolves were out of the draft, Andre Roberson was selected by the Thunder, Archie Goodwin was selected by the Suns and Golden State landed Nemanja Nedovic with the 30th overall pick -- while confusing everyone in the process.
It ended up being quite the frenzy on Thursday night, as the Warriors weren't originally supposed to even have a pick in the 2013 draft. It was interesting, then, that they ended up buying a pick from the Wolves, only to flip it for a selection three spots later.
The Warriors' whirlwind of moves wasn't only a frenzy for the Warriors, but for the media involved in trying to break it, too:
Warriors have bought the 26th pick from Wolves— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 28, 2013
Correction: Golden State bought 26 and then traded to OKC for 29 & cash. Allen Crabbe going at 26.— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 28, 2013
Another correction. Sorry guys this is moving fast. Andre Roberson at 26 to OKC.— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 28, 2013
Golden State made a deal with Minnesota for the 26th pick, and then made a deal with OKC to trade 26 for 29. Or something.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 28, 2013