Golden State Warriors: 15 forgotten players in franchise history

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 5: DeMarcus Nelson
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 5: DeMarcus Nelson /
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DALLAS, TX – FEBRUARY 09: Charles Jenkins
DALLAS, TX – FEBRUARY 09: Charles Jenkins /

9. Charles Jenkins

The life of a second-round pick isn’t that long in the NBA and there are many players that don’t even play a game professionally. Therefore, Charles Jenkins probably lasted longer than most do in this league.

The Warriors spent a second-round pick on him and he played from the team during the 2011-13 seasons. He got his chances to show what he could do and got a lot more starts than most second-round picks end up getting.

In the end, he couldn’t reach that next level after the starts he received. The Hofstra product spent some time with the Philadelphia 76ers before going overseas and building a career for himself as a point guard.

To crack the roster as a second-round pick can be extremely difficult. Golden State has always given young players their chances and they made sure they gave him his before they sent him to the 76ers in a trade.

A team isn’t going to know what they have with a player without giving him their chances and that is a reason why Golden State is excellent at developing young players. They don’t all pan out, but they get a great system to help them even if their career takes them elsewhere.