With the NBA Draft less than a month away, the Golden State Warriors currently find themselves on the outside looking in.
Thanks to their unexpected (to anyone not sitting on the bench in a uniform that is) success this season, a season that saw them challenge the San Antonio Spurs in the second round of the playoffs, giving the perennial contenders their biggest challenge thus far, the Warriors were forced to surrender their first round draft selection to the Utah Jazz. Their second round pick was sent to the New York Knicks as part of the sign-and-trade that landed David Lee in Oakland.
Backtracking a bit to give you the background of the lost first rounder, the Warriors traded the draft pick back in the 2008 season to the New Jersey Nets for Marcus Williams. The Nets then traded the draft pick to the Jazz as part of the Deron Williams trade.
Marcus Williams didn’t exactly pan out for the Warriors, playing in just nine games and averaging 1.3 points and 1.4 assists before the Dubs...