7 Worst Golden State Warriors moves of the Bob Myers era

Golden State Warriors, Bob Myers. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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Golden State Warriors, Jonathan Kuminga
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4. Drafting Kuminga over Franz Wagner

The Warriors got the seventh overall pick in 2021 from the Timberwolves in the D’Angelo Russell trade. It was one of Bob Myers’ best moves leading the Dubs. He got D-Lo for Kevin Durant after the future Hall of Famer decided to leave the Bay Area and flipped him for Andrew Wiggins and two draft picks after half a season. Golden State had a shot to draft another key piece, but did they?

Jonathan Kuminga showed improvement in year two, but he slipped completely out of the rotation in the playoffs. The 20-year-old averaged 9.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 20.8 minutes per game during the regular season. There were positive signs, but Dubs fans have certainly hoped for more from the seventh overall pick.

Franz Wagner went eighth to the Orlando Magic, and the 6’9 forward looks like a future star. He averaged 18.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.0 steal in 32.6 minutes per game. The 22-year-old shot 48.5 percent from the field, 36.1 percent on his threes, and 84.2 percent from the free throw line. Wagner is on pace to be an All-Star and just keeps getting better.

Jonathan Kuminga could still reach his ceiling, but will he be an All-Star? It appears Bob Myers missed on selecting Franz Wagner, and it helped crumble the Golden State Warriors’ two-timeline plan.