Editor’s Note: Monte Poole, Logan Murdock, Drew Shiller and Grant Liffmann participated in the inaugural NBC Sports Bay Area Warriors Ultimate Draft. All four chose squads from a group of 25-man legends from the past 30 years, plus five “classic” players from before 1990. Our team of experts will analyze and analyze the merits of each team until a winner is crowned.
Warriors Ultimate Draft is behind us, and the charts are blocked. Our initial group of 30 men had many snubs, just like the actual draft.
These six players were not selected by any of our experts, but perhaps they should have been. Here are the snubs of the Ultimate Draft.
Attles is one of the defining figures of the organization. He has played, trained, and worked for the Warriors since the team moved to the Bay Area in 1962.
He was a worthy role player alongside Wilt Chamberlain during the 1960s, and Attles became the first black head coach to win an NBA championship when the Warriors swept the Washington Bullets in the 1975 NBA Finals. .
Meschery averaged 12.9 points per game in six seasons as the Philadelphia / San Francisco Warrior. He was an All-Star in 1963 and led the Warriors to the 1967 NBA Finals alongside Attles and Rick Barry.
The Warriors retired No. 14 from Meschery later that year.
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Dampier played seven seasons with the Warriors, peaking during the 2003-04 season. He averaged a personal record of 12.3 points and 12.0 rebounds per game, as well as 1.9 blocks.
The big man signed with the Dallas Mavericks that summer and never reached a similar production again.
Marciulionis became the first Soviet player to join the NBA in 1989, a year after he led the Soviet Union to a gold medal at the Seoul Olympics.
He played four years with the Warriors, coming in second in the Sixth Man of the Year vote in 1992.
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Foyle played 10 years with the Warriors and was part of the “We Believe” team in 2007. Although he never averaged more than 6.0 points or 7.0 rebounds per game, he has become one of the team’s most consistent faces.
These days, Foyle is the team’s community ambassador. He has held the position since 2014.
Biedrins had some good times with the Warriors. He was at his best during the 2008-09 season, averaging 11.9 points and 11.2 rebounds per game.
But his game soon faded, and the Warriors changed it just before his dynastic career began. However, Biedrins remains a fan favorite to this day.