NBA draft: Best-ever No. 58 picks, where Warriors select in second round


Remember Darryl Johnson? Even the most die-hard Warriors fans have an excuse to have no idea who he is. 

Here's the story: The Warriors selected Johnson with the No. 58 overall pick in the 1987 NBA Draft after he starred at Michigan State. At only 6-foot-1 and 170 pounds, the point guard put up 22.1 points per game as a senior before Golden State grabbed him in the third round. 

And then he never played a single game for the Warriors. 

Instead, Johnson bounced around in the Continental Basketball Association and the World Basketball League. He eventually played in 11 games for the Cavaliers in the 1995-96 season, scoring a total of 12 points. 

So, why is Johnson being brought up in 2019? For the first time since the Warriors picked the point guard, they own the No. 58 overall selection, 32 years later. 

The No. 58 overall pick hasn't produced many stars, but the Warriors have had success in the second round before -- Draymond Green, Jordan Bell and Pat McCaw to name a few -- and the selection can still bring value to a team.

Here's a look at the three best players the NBA has produced with that draft slot. 

Kurt Rambis, PF, Knicks, 1980

Known more recently for his Twitter fingers and front office miscues with the Lakers, Rambis enjoyed a solid 13-year career after starring at Santa Clara University. Rambis has the most career win shares (38.3), according to Basketball-Reference, of anybody selected No. 58 overall.

He played nine seasons with the Lakers and won four championships. Rambis averaged 5.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in the playoffs as a Laker. Over his career, he averaged 5.2 points and 5.6 per game. 

Rambis scored a career-high 11.1 points and grabbed a career-high 9.4 rebounds per game with the Hornets in the 1988-89 season, his first as a non-Laker.

Tom Owens, PF, Rockets, 1971

Owens is right behind Rambis in win shares (32.9), but that doesn't tell the whole story of his career. That number is only for his seven seasons in the NBA. Owens also played five seasons in the ABA, where he accumulated another 28.6 win shares, good for 61.5 between the two leagues.

The big man averaged 11 points and 7.6 rebounds per game in the ABA before joining the NBA for the 1976-77 season. He played 46 games for Houston his first year in the NBA and only averaged 4.1 points per game, but quickly caught on in his first full season the next year. 

Owens averaged 13.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game for Portland and Indiana between the 1977-78 season and 1981-82 season. Combining his stats in the ABA and NBA, Owens averaged 11.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game over a 12-year career. 

Henry Bibby, PG, Knicks, 1972

The father of Mike Bibby played nine seasons in the NBA. He won a ring as a rookie with the Knicks in 1973 where he averaged 4.2 points in the regular season and 3.3 points in six playoff games. 

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Bibby played for the Knicks, New Orleans Jazz, 76ers, and San Diego Clippers. For his career, he averaged 8.6 points and 3.3 assists per game. He twice averaged double-digit points per game as a 76er.

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