1970 NBA Draft Pick Transactions

yellow = data that is incomplete or uncertain

Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Round 1
1 1-1
Pistons
  Bob Lanier
2 1-2
Rockets
  Rudy Tomjanovich
3 1-3
Warriors
Hawks

 

Traded • rights to Zelmo Beaty to Warriors for • 1970 first round pick (#3-Pete Maravich) • future considerations (Clyde Lee on 1974-09-25) on 1970-02-02

  Pete Maravich
4 1-4
Celtics
  Dave Cowens
5 1-5
Royals
  Sam Lacey
6 1-6
Thunder
  Jim Ard
7 1-7
Cavaliers
  John Johnson
8 1-8
Blazers
  Geoff Petrie
9 1-9
Clippers
Wizards

 

Traded • Mike Davis • 1970 first round pick (#15-John Hummer) to Braves for • 1970 first round pick (#9-George Johnson) on 1970-03-23

  George Johnson
10 1-10
Suns
  Greg Howard
11 1-11
Bulls
  Jimmy Collins
12 1-12
76ers
  Al Henry
13 1-13
Lakers
  Jim McMillian
14 1-14
Hawks
  John Vallely
15 1-15
Wizards
Clippers

 

Traded • 1970 first round pick (#9-George Johnson) to Bullets for • Mike Davis • 1970 first round pick (#15-John Hummer) on 1970-03-23

  John Hummer
16 1-16
Bucks
  Gary Freeman
Suns

 

Traded • Dick Cunningham to Bucks for • 1970 first round pick (#16-Gary Freeman) on 1968-09-12

 

"At the time, it was not legal for a team to trade its first draft choice, but the Bucks did it anyway, in a gentleman's agreement. They sent that right to the Phoenix Suns, another expansion team, for rookie Dick Cunningham" per 1971-02-07 article in Milwaukee Journal

Hawks

 

Traded • Paul Silas to Suns for • Gary Gregor • player to be named later (?) / 1970 first round pick (#16-Gary Freeman) on 1969-05-09

 

"The Suns were worried about whether the trade would stand up, so they sent the draft choice-- still as a gentleman's agreement, not listed in any NBA records-- to Atlanta in the Gary Gregor - Paul Silas trade" per 1971-02-07 article in Milwaukee Journal

Pistons

 

Traded • Walt Bellamy to Hawks for • player to be named later (John Arthurs on 06-03) • 1970 first round pick (#16-Gary Freeman) • cash on 1970-02-01

 

"Altlanta, too, was nervous about the legal ramifications, and the Hawks finally got rid of the choice by trading it to Detroit for Walt Bellamy." per 1971-02-07 article in Milwaukee Journal

Bucks

 

Unknown.

 

Bucks first round pick "#16 Gary Freeman" per Bucks media guide (no trade info)

17 1-17
Knicks
  Mike Price
Round 2
18 2-1
Rockets
  Calvin Murphy
19 2-2
Warriors
Royals

 

Traded • Adrian Smith to Warriors for • 1970 second round pick (#19-Nate Archibald) on 1969-12-25

  Nate Archibald
20 2-3
Pistons
Thunder

 

Traded • Erwin Mueller to Pistons for • 1970 second round pick (#20-Jake Ford) on 1969-11-01

  Jake Ford
21 2-4
Celtics
  Rex Morgan
22 2-5
Royals
  Doug Cook
23 2-6
Thunder
  Pete Cross
24 2-7
Clippers
  Cornell Warner
25 2-8
Blazers
  Walt Gilmore
26 2-9
Cavaliers
  Dave Sorenson
27 2-10
Suns
  Fred Taylor
28 2-11
Bulls
  Paul Ruffner
29 2-12
76ers
Suns

 

Traded • rights to Bill Melchionni to 76ers for • 1970 second round pick (#29-Joe DePre) on 1969-09-13

  Joe DePre
30 2-13
Lakers
  Earnie Killum
31 2-14
Hawks
  Dan Hester
32 2-15
Wizards
Pistons

 

Traded • Eddie Miles • 1970 fourth round pick (#54-Bill Stricker) to Bullets for • Bob Quick • 1970 second round pick (#32-Ken Warzynski?) on 1970-02-01

  Ken Warzynski
33 2-16
Bucks
  Bill Zopf
34 2-17
Knicks
  Howie Wright
Round 3
35 3-1
Rockets
  Curtis Perry
36 3-2
Warriors
  Earl Higgins
37 3-3
Pistons
  Bob St. Pierre
38 3-4
Celtics
  Willie Williams
39 3-5
Royals
  Greg Hyder
40 3-6
Thunder
  Garfield Heard
41 3-7
Cavaliers
  Surry Oliver
42 3-8
Blazers
  Bill Cain
43 3-9
Clippers
  Chip Case
44 3-10
Suns
  Greg McDivitt
45 3-11
Bulls
  Lou Herndon
46 3-12
76ers
  Dennis Awtrey
47 3-13
Lakers
Pistons

 

Traded • Harold "Happy" Hairston to Lakers for • Bill Hewitt • 1970 third round pick (#47-Jim Hayes) • 1973 third round pick (#50-Larry Kenon) • cash on 1969-11-26

  Jim Hayes
48 3-14
Hawks
Suns

 

Traded • rights to Gene Tormohlen to Hawks for • 1970 third round pick (#48-Vann Williford) on 1969-09-20

  Vann Williford
49 3-15
Wizards
  Seaburn Hill
50 3-16
Bucks
  Marvin Winkler
51 3-17
Knicks
  Al Williams
Round 4
52 4-1
Rockets
  Jody Finney
53 4-2
Warriors

 

Ralph Ogden
54 4-3
Pistons
Wizards

 

Traded • Bob Quick • 1970 second round pick (#32-Ken Warzynski) to Pistons for • Eddie Miles • 1970 fourth round pick (#54-Bill Stricker) on 1970-02-01

  Bill Stricker
55 4-4
Celtics
  Jon McKinney
56 4-5
Royals
  Wade Fuller
57 4-6
Thunder
Bulls

 

Traded • Erwin Mueller to Sonics for • 1970 fourth round pick (#57-John Davis) • cash on 1969-01-31

  John Davis
58 4-7
Clippers
  Erwin Polnick
59 4-8
Blazers
  Jim Penix
60 4-9
Cavaliers
  Glen Vidnovic
61 4-10
Suns
  Bob Lienhard
62 4-11
Bulls
  Jimmy Wilson
63 4-12
76ers
  Dan Crenshaw
64 4-13
Lakers
  Larry Mikan
65 4-14
Hawks
  Fred Davis
66 4-15
Wizards
  Billy Jones
67 4-16
Bucks
  Virgle Fredricks
68 4-17
Knicks
  John Marren
Round 5
69 5-1
Rockets
  James Gilbert
70 5-2
Warriors
  Levi Fontaine
71 5-3
Pistons
  Bill Jankans
72 5-4
Celtics
  Tom Carter
73 5-5
Royals
  Uluss Thompson
74 5-6
Thunder
  Boyd Lynch
75 5-7
Cavaliers
  Wayne Sokolowski
76 5-8
Blazers
  Ron Knight
77 5-9
Clippers
  Robert Moore
78 5-10
Suns
  John Canine
79 5-11
Bulls
  George Johnson
80 5-12
76ers
  Perry Wallace
81 5-13
Lakers
  John Fultz
82 5-14
Hawks
  Bob Riley
83 5-15
Wizards
  Gary Zeller
84 5-16
Bucks
  Mike Grosso
85 5-17
Knicks
  Jim Oxley
Round 6
86 6-1
Rockets
  Mike Kretzer
87 6-2
Warriors
  Vic Bartolome
88 6-3
Pistons
  Seviro Brown
89 6-4
Celtics
  Rod McIntyre
90 6-5
Royals
  Charles Bishop
91 6-6
Thunder
  Sam Robinson
92 6-7
Clippers
  Doug Hess
93 6-8
Blazers
  George Janky
94 6-9
Cavaliers
  Joe Cooke
95 6-10
Suns
  Joe Thomas
96 6-11
Bulls
  Lonnie Kluttz
97 6-12
76ers
  Jerry Venable
98 6-13
Lakers
  Jerry Kroll
99 6-14
Hawks
  Dave Parker
100 6-15
Wizards
  Marvin Polnick
101 6-16
Bucks
  Willy Watson
102 6-17
Knicks
  Jim Signorile
Round 7
103 7-1
Rockets
  Billy Paultz
104 7-2
Warriors
  Joe Bergman
105 7-3
Pistons
  Marv Copeland
106 7-4
Celtics
  Charlie Scott
107 7-5
Royals
  Mike Bernard
108 7-6
Thunder
  James Morgan
109 7-7
Cavaliers
  Narvis Anderson
110 7-8
Blazers
  Claude English
111 7-9
Clippers
  Cliff Shegogg
112 7-10
Suns
  Heyward Dotson
113 7-11
Bulls
  Lou West
114 7-12
76ers
  Carlton Poole
115 7-13
Lakers
  Willie Woods
116 7-14
Hawks
  John Shinall
117 7-15
Wizards
  Charlie Wallace
118 7-16
Bucks
  John Rinka
119 7-17
Knicks
  Roy Hodge
Round 8
120 8-1
Rockets
  Don Adams
121 8-2
Warriors
  Jeff Sewell
122 8-3
Pistons
  Dan Issel
123 8-4
Celtics
  Bob Croft
124 8-5
Royals
  Joel McBride
125 8-6
Thunder
  George Irvine
126 8-7
Clippers
  Larry Woods
127 8-8
Blazers
  Doug Boyd
128 8-9
Cavaliers
  Walter Robertson
129 8-10
Suns
  Steve Patterson
130 8-11
Bulls
  Mike Casey
131 8-12
76ers
  Fran O'Hanlon
132 8-13
Lakers
  Rick Mount
133 8-14
Hawks
  Herb White
134 8-15
Wizards
  Tom Dyksera
135 8-16
Bucks
  Jim Samo
136 8-17
Knicks
  Greg Fillmore
Round 9
137 9-1
Rockets
  Jim Gottschall
138 9-2
Warriors
  Lou Small
139 9-3
Pistons
  Alex Wynn
140 9-4
Celtics
  Tom Little
141 9-5
Royals
  Bob Mabry
142 9-6
Thunder
  Claude Virden
143 9-7
Cavaliers
  Tom Lagodich
144 9-8
Blazers
  Billy Gaskins
145 9-9
Clippers
  Larry Duckworth
146 9-10
Suns
  Carl Ashley
147 9-11
Bulls
  Glen Johnson
148 9-12
76ers
  Mike Hauer
149 9-13
Lakers
  Bobby Sands
150 9-14
Hawks
  Larry Jackson
151 9-15
Wizards
  Will Hetzel
152 9-16
Bucks
  Joe Hamilton
153 9-17
Knicks
  Walker Banks
Round 10
154 10-1
Rockets
  Toke Coleman
155 10-2
Warriors
  Coby Dietrick
156 10-3
Pistons
  Bruce Chapman
157 10-4
Celtics
  Mike Maloy
158 10-5
Royals
  Carl Johnson
159 10-6
Thunder
  Chuck Lloyd
160 10-7
Clippers
  Joe Taylor
161 10-8
Blazers
  Israel Oliver
162 10-9
Cavaliers
  Ken Johnson
163 10-10
Suns
  Gerhardus Schreur
164 10-11
Bulls
  Dale Blaut
165 10-12
76ers
  Gordon Stiles
166 10-13
Lakers
  Kindell Stephens
167 10-14
Hawks
  Manuel Raga
168 10-15
Wizards
  Ron Becker
169 10-16
Bucks
  Bob Seemer
170 10-17
Knicks
  Don Curnutt
Round 11
171 11-1
Rockets
  Ron Belton
172 11-2
Pistons
  Rick Anhauser
173 11-3
Royals
  Ted Hillary
174 11-4
Thunder
  Andy Owens
175 11-5
Cavaliers
  Dave Schneider
176 11-6
Blazers
  Don McClemore
177 11-7
Clippers
  Dick Walker
178 11-8
Suns
  Jim Walls
179 11-9
Bulls
  Doug Howard
180 11-10
76ers
  David Whitley
181 11-11
Lakers
  Bob Duklet
182 11-12
Hawks
  Deno Mengham
183 11-13
Wizards
  Mel Bell
Round 12
184 12-1
Rockets
  Jim Brooks
185 12-2
Pistons
  Don Ogletree
186 12-3
Royals
  Reggie Roach
187 12-4
Thunder
  John Brunson
188 12-5
Blazers
  Paul Adams
189 12-6
Cavaliers
  Ollie Taylor
190 12-7
Suns
  Ric Cobb
191 12-8
Bulls
  Booker Brown
192 12-9
Lakers
  Dewey Varner
193 12-10
Wizards
  Ben McGilmer
Round 13
194 13-1
Rockets
  Harry Lozon
195 13-2
Pistons
  Ernest Hardy
196 13-3
Royals
  Larry Gray
197 13-4
Thunder
  Allen McManus
198 13-5
Cavaliers
  Kevin Wilson
199 13-6
Blazers
  Alex Boyd
200 13-7
Suns
  Fred Carpenter
201 13-8
Bulls
  Charles Bloodworth
202 13-9
Lakers
  Garry Elliott
203 13-10
Wizards
  Dan Debardabi
Round 14
204 14-1
Rockets
  Clyde Oatis
205 14-2
Pistons
  Randy Smith
206 14-3
Royals
  Andy Jennings
207 14-4
Thunder
  Don Beeson
208 14-5
Blazers
  Frank Loteridge
209 14-6
Cavaliers
  Don Tomilson
210 14-7
Suns
  Chad Calabria
211 14-8
Bulls
  Paul Funkhouser
212 14-9
Lakers
  Ron Sanford
213 14-10
Wizards
  Mike Williams
Round 15
214 15-1
Rockets
  Jay Bond
215 15-2
Pistons
  Dennis Clark
216 15-3
Royals
  Mike Neer
217 15-4
Cavaliers
  Steve Wannamaker
218 15-5
Blazers
  John Canady
219 15-6
Suns
  Walt Williams
220 15-7
Bulls
  Paul Otay
221 15-8
Lakers
  Will Teague
222 15-9
Wizards
  Ted Rose
Round 16
223 16-1
Rockets
  Dean Olofson
224 16-2
Pistons
  Harvey Mariatt
225 16-3
Royals
  Paul Favorite
226 16-4
Blazers
  Doug Williams
227 16-5
Cavaliers
  Steve Wilson
228 16-6
Lakers
  Pete Walthour
229 16-7
Wizards
  Don Rather
Round 17
230 17-1
Rockets
  Dennis Dickens
231 17-2
Cavaliers
  Bob Peterson
232 17-3
Lakers
  Bob Thati
233 17-4
Wizards
  Vince Fritz
Round 18
234 18-1
Rockets
  Jeff Cunningham
235 18-2
Blazers
  Bruce Butchko
236 18-3
Cavaliers
  John Cannon
Round 19
237 19-1
Rockets
  Rick Erickson
238 19-2
Cavaliers
  Allen Waller
239 19-3
Blazers
  Mark Gabriel