Golden State Warriors

Golden State Worrier

For the 11th consecutive year, the Western Conference playoffs will narrowly elude the grasp of the Golden State Warriors.  For a fan of any other team, missing the playoffs brings a small element of excitement, because it brings with it a chance at the #1 overall pick in the draft lottery.  But for Warriors fans, there is no such feeling.  There is only dread, knowing that if the Warriors did indeed win the right to draft first, they would somehow manage to screw it up.  However, this general dread of NBA Drafts is becoming an outdated sentiment in the Bay Area, as the Warriors have quietly begun evaluating talent as though they were actually running a team.