Big Men Round Out Draft's Top 7
The Warriors followed up the Cousins' pick by grabbing Baylor big man Ekpe Udoh, an athletic defender who lead the nation in blocked shots this season. Udoh will compete with Anthony Randolph for minutes in Golden State. The Warriors also have Andris Biedrins and Brandan Wright up front.
The Pistons took a player previously thought to be heading to both Sacramento and Golden State: Georgetown center Greg Monroe. Monroe, a highly skilled pivot who best operates out of the high post, should jump right into Detroit's starting line-up. The best Pistons big man last season was minimum-contract Ben Wallace. Monroe will help out converted point guard Rodney Stuckey move the ball, and should improve the team's paint mettle on defense a bit as well.