Golden State Warriors — Trading Away Robert Parish
We remember Robert Parish as one of the key components to the great Boston Celtics teams of the 1980’s, but his NBA career started off in a “wrong place at the wrong time” situation. Parish was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in 1976, as the team subsequently went from making it to the Western Conference Finals in 1976 to winning only 24 games in 1980.
The Warriors traded Parish to the Celtics in 1980, in exchange for two first round picks. One of those picks was the first overall pick in the 1980 NBA Draft, which the Warriors used to select Joe Barry Carroll, one of the biggest draft busts of that era.