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First Round

Pick Player NBA Team College/HS/Club Team
1 Magic Johnson (PG) Los Angeles Lakers Michigan State
2 David Greenwood (PF) Chicago Bulls UCLA
3 Bill Cartwright (C) New York Knicks San Francisco
4 Greg Kelser (SF) Detroit Pistons Michigan State
5 Sidney Moncrief (PG/SG) Milwaukee Bucks Arkansas
6 James Bailey (PF) Seattle Supersonics Rutgers
7 Vinnie Johnson (PG/SG) Seattle Supersonics Baylor
8 Calvin Natt (SF) New Jersey Nets NE Louisiana
9 Larry Demic (PF) New York Knicks Arizona
10 Roy Lee Hamilton (PG) Detroit Pistons UCLA
11 Cliff Robinson (PF) New Jersey Nets USC
12 Jim Paxson (SG) Portland TrailBlazers Dayton
13 Dudley Bradley (SG) Indiana Pacers North Carolina
14 Brad Holland (PG) Los Angeles Lakers UCLA
15 Phil Hubbard (SF) Detroit Pistons Michigan
16 Jim Spanarkel (SG) Philadelphia 76ers Duke
17 Lee Johnson (PF) Houston Rockets East Texas State
18 Reggie King (SF) Kansas City Kings Alabama
19 Wiley Peck (PF) San Antonio Spurs Mississippi State
20 Larry Knight Utah Jazz Loyola (IL)
21 Sylvester Williams (SF) New York Knicks Rhode Island
22 Kyle Macy (PG) Phoenix Suns Kentucky


Overall # Round # Team Trades Player Drafted
R o u n d 2
23 2-1 Jazz Tico Brown
24 2-2 Celtics > Suns Johnny High
25 2-3 Pistons

> Nuggets

> Lakers Oliver Mack
26 2-4 Cavaliers Bruce Flowers
27 2-5 Knicks Reggie Carter
28 2-6 Bulls

> Warriors

Danny Salisbury
29 2-7 Nets

> Pistons

Tony Price
30 2-8 Warriors > Clippers > Nuggets Gary Garland
31 2-9 Bucks Edgar Jones
32 2-10 Pacers Tony Zeno
33 2-11 Clippers > Nuggets > Bulls Lawrence Butler
34 2-12 Blazers > Knicks Kim Goetz
35 2-13 Hawks James Bradley
36 2-14 Nuggets > Nets > 76ers Clint Richardson
37 2-15 76ers Bernard Toone
38 2-16 Rockets > Hawks Larry Wilson
39 2-17 Lakers Victor King
40 2-18 Spurs > Sonics > Blazers Andrew Fields
41 2-19 Kings > Nuggets > Lakers Mark Young
42 2-20 Suns > Sonics > Rockets Paul Mokeski
43 2-21 Sonics John Moore
44 2-22 Bullets Joe DeSantis
R o u n d 3
45 3-1 Jazz Arvid Kramer
46 3-2 Celtics > Bullets Andrew Parker
47 3-3 Cavaliers > Bulls Calvin Garrett
48 3-4 Pistons Terry Duerod
49 3-5 Bulls Cedrick Hordges
50 3-6 Knicks Geoff Huston
51 3-7 Nets John Gerdy
52 3-8 Bucks Larry Gibson
53 3-9 Pacers > Celtics Wayne Kreklow
54 3-10 Warriors Lynbert Johnson
55 3-11 Clippers Tom Channel
56 3-12 Blazers Mickey Fox
57 3-13 Hawks Don March
58 3-14 76ers Earl Cureton
59 3-15 Rockets Ricardo Brown
60 3-16 Lakers Walter Daniels
61 3-17 Nuggets > Celtics Ernesto Malcolm
62 3-18 Kings Terry Crosby
63 3-19 Spurs Sylvester Norris
64 3-20 Suns Al Green
65 3-21 Sonics > Cavaliers Bill Laimbeer
66 3-22 Bullets Charles Floyd
R o u n d 4
67 4-1 Jazz Greg Deane
68 4-2 Celtics Nick Galis
69 4-3 Pistons > Bucks Eugene Robinson
70 4-4 Cavaliers Rick Swing
71 4-5 Knicks Larry Rogers
72 4-6 Bulls George Maynor
73 4-7 Nets > Sonics James Donaldson
74 4-8 Pacers Don Newman
75 4-9 Warriors Ron Ripley
76 4-10 Bucks > Rockets Sammy Drummer
77 4-11 Clippers Lionel Garrett
78 4-12 Blazers Daryll Robinson
79 4-13 Hawks > Lakers Ray White
80 4-14 Rockets Lionel Green
81 4-15 Lakers Ricky Reed
82 4-16 Nuggets > Warriors Jerry Sichting
83 4-17 76ers Mike Niles
84 4-18 Spurs Al Daniel
85 4-19 Kings John McCullough
86 4-20 Suns Malcolm Cesare
87 4-21 Sonics Richie Allen
88 4-22 Bullets Lamont Reid
R o u n d 5
89 5-1 Jazz Perry Wolfe
90 5-2 Celtics Jimmy Allen
91 5-3 Cavaliers Matt Simpkins
92 5-4 Pistons Flintie Ray Williams
93 5-5 Bulls Larry Washington
94 5-6 Knicks Johnny Green
95 5-7 Nets Joe Abramaitis
96 5-8 Warriors George Lett
97 5-9 Bucks Jim Tillman
98 5-10 Pacers Billy Reid
99 5-11 Clippers Greg Joyner
100 5-12 Blazers Matt White
101 5-13 Hawks Tiny Pinder
102 5-14 Nuggets Larry Williams
103 5-15 76ers Carl McPipe
104 5-16 Rockets Allen Leavell
105 5-17 Kings Curtis Watkins
106 5-18 Spurs Steve Schall
107 5-19 Suns Mark Eaton
108 5-20 Bullets Marshall Ashford
R o u n d 6
109 6-1 Jazz Ernie Cobb
110 6-2 Celtics Marvin Delph
111 6-3 Pistons Truman Clayton
112 6-4 Cavaliers Joe Manning
113 6-5 Knicks Phil Abney
114 6-6 Bulls Steve Smith
115 6-7 Nets Tony Smith
116 6-8 Bucks Derrick Mayes
117 6-9 Pacers Greg Guye
118 6-10 Warriors Jim Mitchem
119 6-11 Clippers Bob Bender
120 6-12 Blazers Ray Ellis
121 6-13 Hawks Dwight Williams
122 6-14 Nuggets Odell Ball
123 6-15 76ers Dan Hartshorne
124 6-16 Rockets Collie Davis
125 6-17 Spurs Terry Knight
126 6-18 Kings Bob Roma
127 6-19 Suns Dale Shackelford
128 6-20 Bullets Garcia Hopkins
R o u n d 7
129 7-1 Jazz Paul Poe
130 7-2 Celtics Steve Castellan
131 7-3 Cavaliers Steve Skaggs
132 7-4 Pistons Ken Jones
133 7-5 Bulls Mike Eversley
134 7-6 Knicks Marc Coleman
135 7-7 Nets Jim Strickland
136 7-8 Pacers Dirk Ewing
137 7-9 Warriors Ren Watson
138 7-10 Bucks Stan Ray
139 7-11 Clippers Jene Grey
140 7-12 Blazers Jeff Tropf
141 7-13 Hawks Tim Waterman
142 7-14 76ers Bobby Willis
143 7-15 Rockets Rich Valavicius
144 7-16 Nuggets John Johnson
145 7-17 Kings Nick Daniels
146 7-18 Spurs Tyrone Branyan
147 7-19 Suns Ollie Matson
R o u n d 8
148 8-1 Jazz Keith McDonald
149 8-2 Celtics Glenn Sudhop
150 8-3 Pistons Rodney Lee
151 8-4 Cavaliers Mark Haymore
152 8-5 Knicks Billy Tucker
153 8-6 Bulls Tony Warren
154 8-7 Nets Henry Hollingsworth
155 8-8 Warriors Mario Butler
156 8-9 Bucks Larry Spicer
157 8-10 Pacers Brian Magid
158 8-11 Clippers Renaldo Lawrence
159 8-12 Blazers Willie Pounds
160 8-13 Hawks John Goedeke
161 8-14 Rockets Delbert Watson
162 8-15 Nuggets Matt Teahan
163 8-16 76ers Rick Raivio
164 8-17 Kings Tony Vann
165 8-18 Suns Charles Jones
166 8-19 Bullets Jo Jo Walters
R o u n d 9
167 9-1 Jazz Milt Huggins
168 9-2 Celtics Kevin Sinnett
169 9-3 Cavaliers Tim Joyce
170 9-4 Pistons Val Bracey
171 9-5 Bulls James Jackson
172 9-6 Knicks Brett Wyatt
173 9-7 Nets Ricky Free
174 9-8 Bucks Roger Lapham
175 9-9 Warriors Gene Ransom
176 9-10 Clippers Mike Dodd
177 9-11 Blazers Stan Eckwood
178 9-12 Hawks Cedric Oliver
179 9-13 Nuggets Emmett Lewis
180 9-14 76ers Coby Leavitt
181 9-15 Kings Gary Wilson
182 9-16 Spurs Eddie McLeod
183 9-17 Suns Hosea Champine
184 9-18 Bullets Ray Hooker
R o u n d 1 0
185 10-1 Jazz Paul Dawkins
186 10-2 Celtics Alton Byrd
187 10-3 Pistons Willie Polk
188 10-4 Cavaliers Terry Peavy
189 10-5 Knicks Gordon Thomas
190 10-6 Bulls Marvin Thoms
191 10-7 Nets Eric Fleisher
192 10-8 Warriors Kevin Heenan
193 10-9 Bucks Chris Fahrbach
194 10-10 Clippers Greg Hunter
195 10-11 Blazers Kelvin Small
196 10-12 Hawks Chad Nelson
197 10-13 Nuggets > Bulls Cortez Collins
198 10-14 76ers Keith McCord
199 10-15 Spurs Glen Fine
200 10-16 Kings Russell Saunders
201 10-17 Suns Korky Nelson
202 10-18 Bullets Steve Martin

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