In the 2012 NBA Draft, Golden State Warriors chose Harrison Barnes with the 7th pick and had they proposed a trade to move up one position they would have formed the deadliest trio.
The Draft of the NBA It can lead you to glory or make you make the worst decision in team history. The Golden State Warriors they had some of the best selections with Stephen Curry in 2009 and Klay Thompson in 2011, but in 2012 they missed a unique opportunity.
The Warriors’ pick in the 2012 Draft wasn’t bad, as they drafted Harrison Barnes. The forward was one of the key pieces for the title NBA of Golden State in 2015 with an average per game of 9 points and 4.7 rebounds. However, going up one position and having the pick 6 would have been able to form the most lethal trio.
Portland Trail Blazers chose Damian Lillard With the 2012 Draft first-round 6 pick and at the time NBA history, for the time being, failed to unite three of the best shooters in league history: Curry, Thompson and ‘Dame Time’.
Nobody knows what could have happened if the Warriors chose Damian Lillard in the Draft, but the numbers pose a very probable theory. Since arriving in the NBA, the Blazers point guard began averaging points per star player game: 19 (2012), 20.7 (2013) and 21 (2014).
The Warriors with Damian Lillard would have built an NBA dynasty
If one takes into account that the season in which it arose Stephen Curry As a star, 2013 with 24 points per game, coincided with the growth of Damian Lillard and the arrival of Andre Iguaodala, the forecast would be that Golden State Warriors could have made it to the 2013 and 2014 Finals with the NBA’s deadliest trio, Curry, Thompson y Lillard, before the 2015 title.
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