Warriors Draft Lottery History

The Golden State Warriors have been involved in the NBA lottery 21 times since the event’s inception in 1985. The Warriors have “moved up” in the draft via the lottery on three occasions, “dropped down” eight times and held their ground 10 times during the annual ping-pong ball drop. Here is a look at how the club has fared in its 21 lottery experiences, including its pre-lottery draft position (based on the previous season's record), eventual draft position and draft choice:

Year Pre-Lottery Postition Drafted Movement Selected
1985 T1 7 Dropped down 6
1986 4 3 Moved up 1
Chris Washburn
1988 3 5 Dropped down 2
1990 9 11 Dropped down 2
Tyrone Hill
1993 7 3 Moved up 4
1995 5 1 Moved up 4
1996 11 11 No Movement
1997 8 8 No Movement
1998 4 5 Dropped down 1
1999 9 10 Dropped down 1
2001 2 5 Dropped down 3
2002 1 (tied) 3 Dropped down 2
2003 11 11 No Movement
2004 11 11 No Movement
2005 9 9 No Movement
2006 9 9 No Movement
2008 14 14 No Movement
2009 7 7 No Movement
2010 4 6 Dropped Down 2
2011 11 11 No Movement
2012 7 7 No Movement

* Traded for Chris Webber
**Traded for Antawn Jamison
***Traded the rights to Bimbo Coles and the 10th pick overall, in exchange for Mookie Blaylock and the 21st pick overall