Long before superstars were changing teams every offseason, dynasty building was all about hitting in the NBA Draft. That’s how the Golden State Warriors did it, at least.
The Dubs have been exemplary at finding talent in the draft over the last 15 years. They’ve absolutely nailed it on Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Jordan Poole while players like Harrison Barnes, Monte Ellis and Kevon Looney are nothing to scoff at.
Most recently, the Warriors have taken chances on promising prospects such as James Wiseman, Jonathan Kuminga, Moses Moody and Patrick Baldwin.
But it hasn’t been all flowers and sunshine for the Dubs.
They can’t all be hits. Here are five times the Golden State Warriors bet wrong and missed brutally when selecting in the NBA Draft.
This franchise has spent decades in the losing column and their mistakes in the draft are at the core of their failures throughout the years.
Here, we take a look at five times the Warriors took the wrong player.