Warriors can hit jackpot at No. 11
WARRIORS FANS with long, sharp memories had to shudder last month during the NBA draft lottery when their team landed the No. 11 pick.
The last year the Warriors drafted 11th was 1996.
When the Warriors' turn to draft arrived in the first round, Kobe Bryant was still available. So was Peja Stojakovic. So were Steve Nash and Jermaine O'Neal.
The Warriors chose Todd Fuller. They considered him to be a safe. He was a college senior. A solid citizen.
Fuller turned out to be a full-blown flop and the poster child for Warriors draft futility.
So what did that Warriors debacle teach us?
Lesson No. 1: The NBA draft is a time for bold, decisive action, not safe, conservative choices.
Lesson No. 2: You don't need a high pick to strike gold in the NBA draft.