Frequent question: Who was the first pick in the 1982 NBA draft?

Who was the first pick in the first NBA draft?

With the Detroit Pistons selecting Cade Cunningham with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, look back at the complete history of number one picks dating back to the first NBA Draft in 1947.

How did the Lakers get the first pick in the 1982 draft?

The Lakers ended up with the first overall pick in the 1982 NBA Draft as the result of a trade with Cleveland midway through the 1979-80 season, when the Lakers had sent Don Ford and a 1980 first-round pick (eventually Chad Kinch) to the Cavaliers for Butch Lee and their 1982 selection.

Who was in the 1982 draft?

Round one

Pick # NFL team Player
1 New England Patriots Kenneth Sims
2 Baltimore Colts Johnie Cooks
3 Cleveland Browns Chip Banks
4 Baltimore Colts (from Los Angeles Rams) Art Schlichter

Who was the first pick of the 1983 NBA draft?

The first overall pick of this draft was 7’4” center Ralph Sampson, predicted as an NBA superstar since high school.

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1983 NBA draft
General information
226 total selections in 10 rounds
League NBA
First selection Ralph Sampson (Houston Rockets)

Who was the first pick in the 1947 NBA draft?

The 1947 BAA draft was the 1st draft of the Basketball Association of America (BAA), which later became the National Basketball Association (NBA).


Pick 1
Player Clifton McNeely#
Pos. F
Team Pittsburgh Ironmen
School / club team Texas Wesleyan

Who went first in NBA draft?

Anthony Edwards was selected 1st overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves. James Wiseman was selected 2nd overall by the Golden State Warriors.

Draft selections.

* Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team
~ Denotes player who has been selected as Rookie of the Year

Who drafted ahead of Larry Bird?


Round Pick Player
1 4 Micheal Ray Richardson+
1 5 Purvis Short
1 6 Larry Bird^
1 7 Ron Brewer

Who drafted Kevin Mchale?

Kevin McHale (basketball)

Personal information
NBA draft 1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career 1980–1993
Position Power forward

Who drafted Dominique Wilkins?

Drafted out of Georgia by the Utah Jazz in 1982, Wilkins spent the majority of his career with the Atlanta Hawks where he remains the franchise’s all-time scoring and steals leader. In only his second season in the NBA, Wilkins began a streak of 11 consecutive seasons in which he averaged more than 20 points per game.

Who was the best player in the 1982 NBA draft?

James Worthy was selected first overall by the Los Angeles Lakers. Dominique Wilkins was selected third overall by the Utah Jazz.

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Who was the number one pick in the 1981 NBA draft?


Round Pick Player
1 1 Mark Aguirre+
1 2 Isiah Thomas^
1 3 Buck Williams*
1 4 Al Wood

When was Michael Jordan drafted?

One of the biggest sports superstars of all time was gifted to Chicago in 1984, when Michael Jordan signed with the Bulls. Jordan was the number 3 pick in the NBA draft, after Hakeem Olajuwon and Sam Bowie, both strong centers who would go on to play for Houston and Portland, respectively.

What year did Clyde Drexler get drafted?

In the seventh round, the New Orleans Jazz selected Lusia Harris, a female college basketball star from Delta State University, with the 137th pick. She became the second woman ever drafted by an NBA team, after Denise Long, who was selected by the San Francisco Warriors in the 1969 Draft.

What pick was Clyde Drexler?

The Blazers selected Drexler with the 14th overall pick in the 1983 NBA Draft.