Ranking Warriors' 17 NBA draft lottery picks since 1990
17. Chris Webber No. 1/Anfernee Hardaway No. 3 overall in 1993
This could have been a great pick for the Warriors, but it ended up turning into a disaster.
Orlando held the No. 1 pick and took Webber. The Warriors held the No. 3 pick and took Hardaway. The teams traded the players on draft day.
Despite winning Rookie of the Year, Webber never saw eye-to-eye with coach Don Nelson, and after just one season in Oakland, he was traded to Washington for Tom Gugliotta and three future first-round picks.
Webber and Hardaway developed into multi-time All-Stars while Gugliotta played in just 40 games for the Warriors before being traded to Minnesota.
16. Patrick O'Bryant -- No. 9 overall draft pick in 2006
While the Webber-Hardaway situation takes the cake because of how it turned out, O'Bryant is the worst player the Warriors took in the lottery.
O'Bryant averaged 1.7 points in 40 games over two seasons with the Warriors. Not exactly what you want from the No. 9 overall pick.
15. Todd Fuller -- No. 11 overall draft pick in 1996
Fuller's tenure with the Warriors was only slightly better than O'Bryant's.
The No. 11 overall pick averaged 4.0 points in 132 games over two seasons for the Warriors before he was traded to Utah for a second-round draft pick.
14. Ike Diogu -- No. 9 overall draft pick in 2005
Diogu was a monster at Arizona State, but that ability never translated to the NBA
The forward put up respectable numbers as a rookie, but he was shipped to Indiana in his second season as part of a massive trade that netted the Warriors Al Harrington and Stephen Jackson.
13. Ekpe Udoh -- No. 6 overall draft pick in 2010
While Udoh was a disruptive defensive player, he didn't add much on the offensive end.
Udoh didn't help the Warriors on the court, but he played a part in their eventual rise to the top of the NBA.
He was part of the trade that helped the Warriors land Andrew Bogut from the Milwaukee Bucks. Bogut, of course, was an integral part of the Warriors' 2015 NBA title.
12. Anthony Randolph -- No. 14 overall draft pick in 2008
Randolph was a freshman sensation at LSU, and he had two productive years with the Warriors, averaging 11.6 points per game in his second year.
But the Warriors packaged Randolph with two players and two picks for New York Knicks forward David Lee before his third season.
11. Tyrone Hill -- No. 11 overall draft pick in 1990
Hill had a short, but productive tenure with the Warriors.
In three seasons, he averaged 7.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.
The Warriors eventually traded Hill in 1993 to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 1994 first-round draft pick, which they used to take Clifford Rozier at No. 16 overall.
10. Mickael Pietrus -- No. 11 overall draft pick in 2003
"Air France" had his moments with the Warriors, but was far too inconsistent.
Pietrus spent a majority of his career with the Warriors where he averaged 8.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.
9. Adonal Foyle -- No. 8 overall draft pick in 1997
Foyle didn't stuff the stat sheet, but he was able to hang on to an NBA career for 12 years, 10 of which were spent with the Warriors.
He averaged 4.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game, and while those numbers aren't great, his longevity is the reason he's so high on this list.
8. Andris Biedrins -- No. 11 overall draft pick in 2004
Biedrins is an all-time fan favorite in the Bay Area.
A native of Latvia, Biedrins played 10 years in the NBA, but he peaked during a three-year stretch from 2006 to 2009 where he averaged 10.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game.
Biedrins never lived up to his vast potential and was out of the league at 27 years old.
7. Mike Dunleavy -- No. 3 overall draft pick in 2002
Instead of taking Bay Area native and El Cerrito High School alum Drew Gooden at No. 3, the Warriors took Dunleavy.
While Dunleavy carved out a very nice NBA career, averaging 11.2 points over 15 years, he never lived up to the hype of the No. 3 overall draft pick.
6. Joe Smith -- No. 1 overall draft pick in 1995
Smith should have transformed the Warriors organization. He failed to do that.
But in two and a half seasons with the Warriors, Smith averaged 17.0 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game. Those numbers are the reason for this ranking.
After the Warriors traded Smith to Philadelphia in 1998, he bounced around the league and spent time with 10 other teams.
5. Harrison Barnes -- No. 7 overall draft pick in 2012
Barnes is a favorite punching bag for Warriors fans because of his performances in the NBA Finals.
But Barnes has a solid career with the Warriors. In four seasons, he avergaed 10.1 points and 4.6 rebounds.
Barnes was used to being the guy in high school and college, but he could never do that in Oakland with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson on the Warriors.
As soon as Barnes signed with Dallas, he averaged 19.2 points per game. Barnes was a good player in the wrong situation.
4. Antawn Jamison No. 4/Vince Carter No. 5 in 1998
This swap of first-round draft picks worked out slightly better than the Webber-Hardaway trade.
While Carter went on to have a Hall of Fame career, Jamison put up huge numbers during his five seasons with the Warriors.
Jamison averaged 20.2 points and 8.9 rebounds in 336 games for the Warriors.
The highlight of Jamison's time with the Warriors came in December of 2000 when he scored 51 points in back-to-back games, including a win over the Los Angeles Lakers in which the late Kobe Bryant also scored 51 points.
3. Jason Richardson -- No. 5 overall draft pick in 2001
J-Rich is a cult hero in the Bay Area. His dunks mesmerized the masses.
Richardson was a key member of the "We Believe" Warriors, and averaged 18.3 points per game during his six seasons in Oakland.
The Michigan State product never made an All-Star team, but he won the Dunk Contest during All-Star Weekend in 2002 and 2003, giving Warriors fans something to be prideful of during a bad stretch for the franchise.
2. Klay Thompson -- No. 11 overall draft pick in 2011
When it's all said and down, Thompson is going to go down as one of the best players to ever put on a Warriors uniform.
Known for his shooting ability, Thompson has developed into one of the best two-way guards in the NBA.
Thompson is a three-time NBA champion and a five-time All-Star selection.
The Warriors hit the jackpot when they drafted Thompson and teamed him up with Steph Curry ...
1. Steph Curry -- No. 7 overall draft pick in 2009
This was an easy choice.
Curry is far and away the Warriors' best lottery pick over the last three decades. He's a generational talent that has changed the way basketball is played.
The Warriors can thank the Timberwolves for taking Ricky Rubio AND Jonny Flynn, leaving Curry for them.
Curry has three NBA titles, two NBA MVPs, six All-Star selections, a scoring title and will end up as the greatest 3-point shooter of all time when he's done playing.
This pick makes up for the Warriors drafting Patrick O'Bryant, Todd Fuller and Ike Diogu.