The Warriors did not have a difficult time choosing a player to draft on their team. There was only one answer for the Warriors, and that player is Jonathan Kuminga.
Mike Schmitz, ESPN’s NBA Draft expert, praised the 7th overall pick when analyzing how rookies performed this summer.
“While it has always been about consistency and sustainability with Kuminga, he’s looking like a steal for the Golden State Warriors at No. 7,” Schmitz said.
Schmitz believes that there is much more to this Warrior although he only shot 37 percent from the field and shot 27 percent from outside the three-point arc.
“What Kuminga showed as a downhill driver, shot-creator, occasional shotmaker and versatile defender left more of an impression on me than him needing 18 shots to score 18 points consistently,” Schmitz shared.
In the 2021 California Classic Summer Leauge, Kuminga finished with 18 points per game, shot 50 percent, grabbed three rebounds per game, and had two steals per game.
The 18-year old forward still has more proving to do in the NBA, but his potential looks promising for the Warriors this season.