After selecting Washington State's Klay Thompson with the 11th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Golden State Warriors will hold an introductory press conference for him as well as their other draft picks today at 11 a.m.
With their 44th pick in last Thursday's draft, the Warriors selected Hofstra guard Charles Jenkins and also acquired center Jeremy Tyler from the Charlotte Bobcats via trade.
In a poll of nearly 3000 Warriors fans at SB Nation's Golden State of Mind, nearly 75 percent gave the team's first draft in the Mark Jackson era an A or B. However, some of the biggest questions on the minds of fans have revolved around Thompson and not just his defense.
Chief among those questions is what using a lottery pick on another scoring guard means for the fate of dynamic, yet seemingly redundant, backcourt scoring duo Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis. Lockout talk aside, does this signal a forthcoming trade of Ellis to clear room for Thompson to play? Is Thompson even ready to start? And, ok, how does drafting Thompson fit with the emphasis on defense since Jackson's hiring?
Nevertheless, the dominant sentiment seems to be that Thompson is a good fit, all questions aside.