With the NBA Draft just around the corner, let’s take a look at the Top 5 biggest draft busts of all time.
While preparing for next week’s NBA draft is not out of the ordinary for most teams, the Golden State Warriors are operating under a different set of circumstances. They have no picks because of prior trades and are already squeezed for salary cap space.
Pac-12 Player of the Year and leading scorer Allen Crabbe will forego his senior season at California and enter this summer’s NBA draft.
Luckily, the franchise has had years of practice with high draft picks as last night’s selection was their 12th appearance in the past 12 draft lotteries (two lottery picks in 2001, none in 2007). This year they snapped up Harrison Barnes with pick number seven.
The Golden State Warriors have selected North Carolina small forward Harrison Barnes with the No. 7 overall pick in the NBA draft, giving the franchise a potent player at a position that desperately needs depth.
In the past few days, I’ve written about some players the Golden State Warriors would be wise to select in the 2012 NBA Draft, and jokingly, a couple guys they might take if former GMs were still in charge. Now it’s time to get serious.
You don’t need advanced statistics to realize that the Warriors didn’t defend or rebound last year. If you watched the games, those weaknesses were clear.
The Warriors stayed in the seventh spot Wednesday night, just high enough for the franchise to keep its protected lottery pick.
Golden State (23-42) owns the eighth-worst record in the league but has to finish in the bottom seven to keep its protected 2012 first-round pick.
The Golden State Warriors overcame a 21 point deficit to beat the Timberwolves 93-88 Sunday night. The win could jeopardize a top draft choice for the Warriors.