Golden State Warriors Pre-Lottery Rituals: Warriors’ Shark Tooth – Does it work?
Warriors owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber along with general manager Bob Myers get ready for the NBA Draft Lottery with their “good luck charm.” The trio of Warrior reps were thrilled they got to keep the 7th pick but looking at the Warriors’ recent draft history with lottery picks, I’m not sure that Shark Tooth works well.
Drafting Klay Thompson with the 11th pick will turn out to be a great pick but selecting Ekpe Udoh with the 6th pick the year before turned out to be nothing but part of the packaging when the Warriors sent Monta, Kwame Brown and Udoh to the Bucks for Bogut and SJax.
In 2009 the Warriors picked Steph Curry who has shown plenty of flashes of brilliance but due to chronic injuries this pick could easily turn into a what could of been pick.
GS had the 9th pick in 2005 & 2006 and they selected Ike Diogu & Patrick O’Bryant. Diogu is playing for his 6th team with a career scoring average of 6 points. That 6 points is 4 more points than Patrick O’Bryant’s career scoring average.
I think it’s time to ditch the Warrior’s Shark Tooth.