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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3. Drafting Evans over Brunson and others

Golden State had the 28th overall pick in the 2018 draft. They were fresh off their third championship in four years and on top of the basketball world. The Warriors had zero holes but were hoping to add another rotation piece when they selected Jacob Evans.

He played three years at the University of Cincinnati and had strong two-way potential, but never panned out. The 6’4 wing played 57 games with the Dubs before being traded to Minnesota in the D’Angelo Russell deal. Evans would play just two more NBA games. The 26-year-old did not take the court in the 2022-23 season and his basketball career appears to be over.

Bob Myers missed massively in 2018. Jalen Brunson, Gary Trent Jr., Bruce Brown, Jarred Vanderbilt, Mitchell Robinson, De’Anthony Melton, Jevon Carter, and Devonte Graham were all still on the board when the Dubs selected. Brunson looks like an All-Star and multiple rotation pieces at nearly every position were still available. Evans played 622 total minutes in the NBA or what Brunson plays in roughly 18 games.

There were plenty of misses in the 2018 NBA Draft, including one by Bob Myers. He was fantastic at finding role players in free agency and via trade, but the former Golden State Warriors president of basketball operations and general manager certainly struggled in the draft.