The NBA Draft Lottery seeding gets laid down tonight and the Golden State Warriors “post-season” officially begins. The Warriors are expected to draft at the number eleven spot and, historically, that spot has yielded few lasting results. According to CSN Bay Area’s Matt Steinmetz breakdown of the Warriors draft history since 1985, the Warriors have never moved up when expected to draft at the eleventh spot. Here are the names of the players that the Warriors have drafted at that spot (in chronological order): Todd Fuller, Mickael Pietrus, and Andris Biedrins.
Not exactly an eye-popping group of players.
In fact, since 1985, the Warriors have only moved up three times. The one time they dropped DOWN to the eleventh pick, the Warriors snatched Tyrone Hill, who had a nice career as a defensive presence albeit a bit undersized.
So, what does this mean for our Warriors? Historically speaking, this draft does not bode well for the Warriors. But, really, when has it ever?