1971 NBA Draft Pick Transactions

yellow = data that is incomplete or uncertain

Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Round 1
1 1-1
Cavaliers
  Austin Carr
2 1-2
Blazers
  Sidney Wicks
3 1-3
Clippers
  Elmore Smith
4 1-4
Kings
  Ken Durrett
5 1-5
Hawks
  George Trapp
6 1-6
Thunder
  Fred Brown
7 1-7
Rockets
  Cliff Meely
8 1-8
Warriors
  Darnell Hillman
9 1-9
Wizards
  Stan Love
10 1-10
Celtics
  Clarence Glover
11 1-11
Pistons
  Curtis Rowe
12 1-12
76ers
  Dana Lewis
13 1-13
Lakers
  Jim Cleamons
14 1-14
Suns
  John Roche
15 1-15
Bulls
  Kennedy McIntosh
16 1-16
Knicks
  Dean Meminger
17 1-17
Bucks
  Collis Jones
Round 2
18 2-1
Cavaliers
  Steve Patterson
19 2-2
Clippers
  Fred Hilton
20 2-3
Blazers
Bulls

 

Traded • Shaler Halimon to Blazers for • 1971 second round pick (#20-Willie Sojourner) on 1970-10-20

Willie Sojourner
21 2-4
Kings
  John Mengelt
22 2-5
Hawks
  Ted McClain
23 2-6
Thunder
  Jim McDaniels
24 2-7
Rockets
  Mike Newlin
25 2-8
Warriors
Blazers

 

Traded • Jim Barnett to Warriors for • 1971 second round pick (#25-Charles Yelverton) • 1971 third round pick (#42-Bill Smith) • 1972 second round pick (#26-Dave Twardzik) on 1971-03-23

Charles Yelverton
26 2-9
Clippers
Compensatory pick awarded to Braves for their failure to attain Ray Scott, who they had chosen in the expansion draft but who signed with the ABA (the Braves third round pick, which would have been #37 overall, was moved up to #26 overall). Amos Thomas
27 2-10
Wizards
Blazers

 

Traded • Dorie Murrey to Bullets for • 1971 second round pick (#27-Rick Fisher) on 1970-10-22

Rick Fisher
28 2-11
Celtics
  Jim Rose
29 2-12
Pistons
  Isaiah Wilson
30 2-13
76ers
Clippers

 

Traded • Bailey Howell to 76ers for • Bob Kauffman • future considerations (1971 #30-Spencer Haywood) on 1970-05-11

Spencer Haywood
31 2-14
Lakers
Kings

 

Traded • Flynn Robinson to Lakers for • 1971 second round pick (#31-Joe Bergman) • casn on 1971-03-29

Joe Bergman
32 2-15
Suns
Bulls

 

Bulls traded • Clem Haskins to Suns for • Jim Fox • 1971 second round pick (#32-Howard Porter) on 1970-04-23

Howard Porter
33 2-16
Bulls
76ers

 

Traded • Matt Guokas to Bulls for • 1971 second round pick (#33-Marvin Stewart) on 1970-10-16

Marvin Stewart
34 2-17
Knicks
  Gregg Northington
35 2-18
Bucks
Cavaliers

 

Traded • McCoy McLemore to Bucks for • Gary Freeman • 1971 second round pick (#35-Willie Long) • cash on 1971-02-01

Willie Long
Round 3
36 3-1
Cavaliers
  Gerald Lockett
 
Clippers
Braves third round pick was moved up to #26 overall as compensation for their failure to attain Ray Scott, who they had chosen in the expansion draft but who signed with the ABA.  
37 3-2
Blazers
  Larry Steele
38 3-3
Kings
  Rich Yunkus
39 3-4
Hawks
  Jeff Halliburton
40 3-5
Thunder
Bulls

 

Traded • Bob Boozer • Barry Clemens to Sonics for • Bob Kauffman • third round pick (1971 #40-Clifford Ray) on 1969-09-05

Clifford Ray
41 3-6
Rockets
Cavaliers

 

Traded John Egan to Rockets for 1971 third round pick (#41-Jackie Ridgle), cash on 1970-12-09

 

Traded • John Egan to Rockets for • 1971 third round pick (#41-Jackie Ridgle) • cash on 1970-12-09

Jackie Ridgle
42 3-7
Warriors
Blazers

 

Traded • Jim Barnett to Warriors for • 1971 second round pick (#25-Charles Yelverton) • 1971 third round pick (#42-Bill Smith) • 1972 second round pick (#26-Dave Twardzik) on 1971-03-23

Bill Smith
43 3-8
Wizards
  Rich Rinaldi
44 3-9
Celtics
  Dave Robisch
45 3-10
Pistons
  Marv Roberts
46 3-11
76ers
  Dave Wohl
47 3-12
Lakers
Bulls

 

Traded • Mike Lynn to Lakers for • 1971 third round pick (#47-Mike Gale) on 1969-09-09

Mike Gale
48 3-13
Suns
  Dennis Layton
49 3-14
Bulls
  Dick Gibbs
50 3-15
Knicks
  Ken Mayfield
51 3-16
Bucks
  Gary Brell
Round 4
52 4-1
Cavaliers
  Cliff Harris
53 4-2
Clippers
  Jimmy J. O'Brien
54 4-3
Blazers
  Bobby Fields
55 4-4
Kings
  Sid Catlett
56 4-5
Hawks
  Jim Welch
57 4-6
Thunder
  Pembroke Burrows
58 4-7
Rockets
  Tom Owens
59 4-8
Warriors
  Greg Gary
60 4-9
Wizards
  Willie Allen
61 4-10
Celtics
  Randy Denton
62 4-11
Pistons
  Jarrett Durham
63 4-12
76ers
  Erwin Johnson
64 4-13
Lakers
  Roger Brown
65 4-14
Suns
  Walt Szczerbiak
66 4-15
Bulls
  Jim Irving
67 4-16
Knicks
  Steve Niles
68 4-17
Bucks
  Henry Smith
Round 5
69 5-1
Cavaliers
  Brian Mahoney
70 5-2
Clippers
  Garry Nelson
71 5-3
Blazers
  Hector Blondet
72 5-4
Kings
  Jim Guymond
73 5-5
Hawks
Kings

 

Unknown.

Tyrone Marionneaux
74 5-6
Thunder
  Jeff Smith
75 5-7
Rockets
  Rudy Benjamin
76 5-8
Warriors
  Odis Allison
77 5-9
Wizards
  Don Johnson
78 5-10
Celtics
Rockets

 

Traded • Art Williams to Celtics for • 1971 fifth round pick (#78-Greg Nelson) on 1970-09-10

Greg Nelson
79 5-11
Pistons
  Vincent White
80 5-12
76ers
  Richard Hood
81 5-13
Lakers
  Lee Dedmon
82 5-14
Suns
  Ken Gardner
83 5-15
Bulls
  Larry Weatherford
84 5-16
Knicks
Suns

 

Traded • rights to Heywood Dotson to Knicks for • fifth round pick(1971 #84-Bob Kissane) on 1970-07-08

Bob Kissane
85 5-17
Bucks
  Barry Nelson
Round 6
86 6-1
Cavaliers
  Mike Childress
87 6-2
Clippers
  Glen Summors
88 6-3
Blazers
  Jim Day
89 6-4
Kings
  Gil McGregor
90 6-5
Hawks
  Willie Humes
91 6-6
Thunder
  Mike Neciase
92 6-7
Rockets
  Garry Reist
93 6-8
Warriors
  Charlie Johnson
94 6-9
Wizards
  John Novey
95 6-10
Celtics
  Thorpe Weber
96 6-11
Pistons
  Jim Larranga
97 6-12
76ers
  Jake Jones
98 6-13
Lakers
  Bill Brickhouse
99 6-14
Suns
  William Graham
100 6-15
Bulls
  Jim England
101 6-16
Knicks
  Bill Mainor
102 6-17
Bucks
  Ed Kemp
Round 7
103 7-1
Cavaliers
  Tom Bush
104 7-2
Clippers
  Randy Smith
105 7-3
Blazers
  Gene Knolle
106 7-4
Kings
  Ollie Shannon
107 7-5
Hawks
  Mike Jordan
108 7-6
Thunder
  John Duncan
109 7-7
Rockets
  Eric Hill
110 7-8
Warriors
  Ken May
111 7-9
Wizards
  Dennis Hogg
112 7-10
Celtics
  Skip Young
113 7-11
Pistons
  Steve Kelly
114 7-12
76ers
  Curtis Ford
115 7-13
Lakers
  Gene Gathers
116 7-14
Suns
  Ralph Brateris
117 7-15
Bulls
  Artis Gilmore
118 7-16
Knicks
  Danny Davis
119 7-17
Bucks
  Gene Phillips
Round 8
120 8-1
Cavaliers
  Charlie Davis
121 8-2
Clippers
  Craig Love
122 8-3
Blazers
  John Sutter
120 8-4
Kings
  Frank Fitzgerald
121 8-5
Hawks
  Jim Smith
122 8-6
Thunder
  Chuck Lowery
123 8-7
Rockets
  Rich Katherman
124 8-8
Warriors
  Jim Haderlein
125 8-9
Wizards
  Russell Golden
126 8-10
Celtics
  John Ribock
127 8-11
Pistons
  Wayne Jones
128 8-12
76ers
  Barry Yates
129 8-13
Lakers
  Luke Adams
130 8-14
Suns
  Vernell Ellzy
131 8-15
Bulls
  Clarence Sherrod
132 8-16
Knicks
  Leroy Eldridge
133 8-17
Bucks
  Felix Thurston
Round 9
134 9-1
Cavaliers
  Rich Walker
135 9-2
Clippers
  Gary Stewart
136 9-3
Blazers
  Gene Kennedy
137 9-4
Hawks
  Ernie Fleming
138 9-5
Thunder
  Larry Holliday
139 9-6
Rockets
  Willie Kerry
140 9-7
Warriors
  Clarence Smith
141 9-8
Wizards
  Ron Johnston
142 9-9
Celtics
  Ray Green
143 9-10
Pistons
  Paul Botts
144 9-11
76ers
  Tom Lee
145 9-12
Lakers
  Bob Cheeks
146 9-13
Suns
  Mike Johnson
147 9-14
Bulls
  Jackie Dinkins
148 9-15
Knicks
  Mike O'Brien
149 9-16
Bucks
  Rick Howat
Round 10
150 10-1
Cavaliers
  Jim Meredith
151 10-2
Clippers
  Don Ward
152 10-3
Blazers
  Greg Starrick
153 10-4
Hawks
  Ron Rippitoe
154 10-5
Thunder
  Ed Huston
155 10-6
Rockets
  Calvin Oliver
156 10-7
Warriors
  Bill Drosdiak
157 10-8
Wizards
  Eddie Myers
158 10-9
Celtics
  Dale Dover
159 10-10
Pistons
  Steve Butcher
160 10-11
76ers
  Jim Dinwiddie
161 10-12
Lakers
  Cliff Mosely
162 10-13
Suns
  Tom Newell
163 10-14
Bulls
  David Withers
164 10-15
Knicks
  Andy Toth
165 10-16
Bucks
  Dan Fife
Round 11
166 11-1
Cavaliers
  Mike Casey
167 11-2
Clippers
  Bill Warner
168 11-3
Blazers
  Howard Burford
169 11-4
Hawks
  Levi Wyatt
170 11-5
Thunder
  Jerome Perry
171 11-6
Rockets
  Doug Rex
172 11-7
Wizards
  Chuck Olowski
173 11-8
Celtics
  Reggie Brooks
174 11-9
Pistons
  Larry Saunders
175 11-10
76ers
  Dana Pagett
176 11-11
Suns
  Paul Leitz
177 11-12
Bulls
  Al Smith
178 11-13
Knicks
  Ken Davis
179 11-14
Bucks
  Blaine Henry
Round 12
180 12-1
Cavaliers
  Doug Hess
181 12-2
Clippers
  Butch Webster
182 12-3
Blazers
  Don Sechler
183 12-4
Hawks
  Roger Moore
184 12-5
Rockets
  Chris Schrobilgen
185 12-6
Wizards
  Bob Connor
186 12-7
Celtics
  John Dalton
187 12-8
Pistons
  Bob Horn
188 12-9
76ers
  Ken Kowall
189 12-10
Suns
  Floyd Mason
190 12-11
Bulls
  Ken Riley
191 12-12
Knicks
  Carl Greenfield
192 12-13
Bucks
  Gene Mumford
Round 13
193 13-1
Cavaliers
  Bobby Jones
194 13-2
Clippers
  Pete Smith
195 13-3
Hawks
  Ed Jenkins
196 13-4
Rockets
  Lee McCollough
197 13-5
Wizards
  Tom Crosswhite
198 13-6
Celtics
  Leroy Chalk
199 13-7
Pistons
  Willie Roberson
200 13-8
76ers
  Hank Commodore
201 13-9
Suns
  Ron Dorsey
202 13-10
Bulls
  Ed Goode
203 13-11
Knicks
  Larry Duckworth
204 13-12
Bucks
  Pierre Russell
Round 14
205 14-1
Cavaliers
  Bubbles Harris
206 14-2
Clippers
  Ray Lavender
207 14-3
Rockets
  Gene Roberson
208 14-4
Wizards
  Rudolph Peele
209 14-5
Pistons
  Art Davis
210 14-6
Suns
  Ken Booker
211 14-7
Bulls
  Richard Dixon
212 14-8
Knicks
  Jack O'Connor
213 14-9
Bucks
  George Jackson
Round 15
214 15-1
Cavaliers
  Larry Baker
215 15-2
Clippers
  William Chatmon
216 15-3
Rockets
  Terry Guigg
217 15-4
Wizards
  James Morrell
218 15-5
Pistons
  James Fleming
219 15-6
Suns
  Curtis Carter
220 15-7
Bulls
  Liscio Thomas
221 15-8
Bucks
  Loyd King
Round 16
222 16-1
Cavaliers
  Vance Tyree
223 16-2
Clippers
  James Douglas
224 16-3
Rockets
  Leonard Jackson
225 16-4
Pistons
  Fred Smiley
226 16-5
Bulls
  Bob Bissant
Round 17
227 17-1
Clippers
  Nelson Isley
228 17-2
Rockets
  Steve Sims
229 17-3
Pistons
  Leroy Jenkins
Round 18
230 18-1
Clippers
  Joey Meyer
231 18-2
Rockets
  Carlos Quintar
232 18-3
Pistons
  Ike Bundy
Round 19
233 19-1
Rockets
  Gary Schneider
234 19-2
Pistons
  Ed Jenkins