NEW YORK -- Davidson point guard Stephen Curry was one pick away from what he wanted Thursday night at the NBA draft -- getting chosen No.8 by the New York Knicks.
Instead, he will go to California -- the No.7 pick of the Golden State Warriors.
Curry was the third point guard taken behind Spain's Ricky Rubio and Syracuse's Jonny Flynn.
The first point guard taken was Rubio, who went to Minnesota at No.5. Then the Timberwolves picked Jonny Flynn at No.6. That was weird -- two rookie point guards?! -- but no trade was announced and so maybe Minnesota will actually keep them both.
That left Golden State at No.7 the next possible landing place for Curry, or his favored Knicks at No.8. And the Warriors took him, drawing boos from the Knicks fans in the crowd who had wanted to see Curry play in New York.