1972 NBA Draft Pick Transactions

yellow = data that is incomplete or uncertain

Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Round 1
1 1-1
Blazers
  LaRue Martin
2 1-2
Clippers
  Bob McAdoo
3 1-3
Cavaliers
  Dwight Davis
4 1-4
Pistons
Rockets

 

Rockets traded Jim Davis to Pistons for 1972 first round pick (#4-David "Corky" Calhoun) on 1971-12-10

Suns

 

Traded Otto Moore to Rockets for 1972 first round pick (#4-David "Corky" Calhoun) on 1972-04-07

David "Corky" Calhoun
5 1-5
76ers
  Fred Boyd
 
Kings
Did not have a first round pick because they had used it in the special 1971 supplemental draft of hardship early entrants.    
6 1-6
Rockets
Bucks

 

Traded Greg Smith, 1973 third round pick (#51-E.C. Coleman) to Rockets for Curtis Perry, 1972 first round pick (#6-Russell Lee) on 1971-12-09

  Russell Lee
 
Hawks
Did not have a first round pick because they had used it in the special 1971 supplemental draft of hardship early entrants.  
 
Wizards
Did not have a first round pick because they had used it in the special 1971 supplemental draft of hardship early entrants.  
7 1-7
Thunder
  Bud Stallworth
8 1-8
Knicks
  Tom Riker
9 1-9
Suns
Pistons

 

Traded Otto Moore to Suns for future considerations subject to certain contingencies (1972 #9-Bob Nash on 12-09) on 1971-04-02

  Bob Nash
 
Warriors
Did not have a first round pick because they had used it in the special 1971 supplemental draft of hardship early entrants.  
10 1-10
Celtics
  Paul Westphal
11 1-11
Bulls
  Ralph Simpson
12 1-12
Bucks
  Julius Erving
13 1-13
Lakers
  Travis Grant
Round 2
14 2-1
Blazers
  Bob Davis
15 2-2
Clippers
  Harold Fox
16 2-3
Cavaliers
Lakers

 

Traded • Rick Roberson to Cavaliers for • 1972 second round pick (#16-Jim Price) • 1973 first round pick (#5-Kermit Washington) • 1973 second round pick (#23-Bill Schaeffer) on 1971-10-13

  Jim Price
17 2-4
Pistons
  Chris Ford
18 2-5
76ers
Thunder

 

Traded • Bob Rule to 76ers for • 1972 second round pick (#18-Joby Wright) • 1974 second round pick (probably #26-Leonard Gray) • cash on 1971-11-25

  Joby Wright
19 2-6
Kings
  Sam Sibert
20 2-7
Rockets
  John Gianelli
21 2-8
Hawks
  Steve Bracey
22 2-9
Wizards
Lakers

 

Traded • John Tresvant to Bullets for • 1972 second round pick (#22-Paul Stovall) on 1970-11-11

  Paul Stovall
23 2-10
Thunder
  Brian Taylor
24 2-11
Knicks
Cavaliers

 

Traded Luther Rackley to Knicks for 1972 second round pick (#24-Steve Hawes), cash on 1971-11-15

  Steve Hawes
25 2-12
Suns
Wizards

 

Traded Gus Johnson to Suns for 1972 second round pick (#25-Tom Patterson), future considerations (?) on 1972-04-10

  Tom Patterson
26 2-13
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

  Dave Twardzik
27 2-14
Celtics
  Dennis Wuycik
28 2-15
Bulls
Kings

 

Traded • Norm Van Lier • 1972 third round pick (#35-Frank Russell) to Bulls for • Jim Fox • 1972 second round pick (#28-Mike Ratliff) on 1971-11-09

  Mike Ratliff
29 2-16
Bucks
  Chuck Terry
30 2-17
Lakers
Blazers

 

Traded LeRoy Ellis to Lakers for 1972 second round pick (#30-Ollie Johnson), cash on 1971-09-11

  Ollie Johnson
Round 3
31 3-1
Blazers
  Lloyd Neal
32 3-2
Clippers
  Bob Morse
33 3-3
Cavaliers
Suns

 

Traded • Greg Howard to Cavaliers for • 1972 third round pick (#33-Scott English) • third round pick (?-?) • cash on 1971-08-31

  Scott English
34 3-4
Pistons
Suns

 

Unknown.

 

Part of Otto Moore trade?

 

Third round Don Buse "Phoenix from Detroit" per AP.

 

Pistons no third round pick per Pistons media guide.

 

Pick may not have gone directly from Pistons > Suns.

  Don Buse
35 3-5
Kings
Bulls

 

Traded • Jim Fox • 1972 second round pick (#28-Mike Ratliff) to Royals for • Norm Van Lier • 1972 third round pick (#35-Frank Russell) on 1971-11-09

  Frank Russell
36 3-6
76ers
  Charlie Tharpe
37 3-7
Rockets
  Eric McWilliams
38 3-8
Hawks
Kings

 

Traded Dave Newmark to Hawks for Wally Anderzunas, third round pick (1972 #38-Ron Riley) on 1969-10-12

 

Traded Dave Newmark to Hawks for Wally Anderzunas, rights to Lonnie Wright, 1971-72 "late round" draft pick (1972 #38-Ron Riley) on 1969-10-12

  Ron Riley
39 3-9
Wizards
  Kevin Porter
40 3-10
Thunder
  Jim Creighton
41 3-11
Knicks
  Ansley Truitt
42 3-12
Suns
  Claude Terry
43 3-13
Warriors
  Bill Chamberlain
44 3-14
Celtics
  Wayne Grabiec
45 3-15
Bulls
  Chuck Jura
46 3-16
Bucks
  George Adams
47 3-17
Lakers
  Gregg Northington
Round 4
48 4-1
Blazers
  Gary Stewart
49 4-2
Clippers
  George Bryant
50 4-3
Cavaliers
  Hank Siemiontkowski
51 4-4
Pistons
  Ernie Fleming
52 4-5
76ers
  Marshall Wingate
53 4-6
Kings
  Frank Schade
54 4-7
Rockets
  Wil Robinson
55 4-8
Hawks
  Reggie Bird
56 4-9
Wizards
  Al Saunders
57 4-10
Thunder
  Joe Mackey
58 4-11
Knicks
  Henry Bibby
59 4-12
Suns
  Matt Gantt
60 4-13
Warriors
  John Tschogl
61 4-14
Celtics
  Nate Stephens
62 4-15
Bulls
  Ted Martiniuk
63 4-16
Bucks
  Art White
 
Lakers
Lakers did not have a fourth round pick because they had used it in the special 1971 supplemental draft of hardship early entrants.  
Round 5
64 5-1
Blazers
  Mike Reid
65 5-2
Clippers
  Arnie Berman
66 5-3
Cavaliers
  Sam Cash
67 5-4
Pistons
  Ernest Pettis
68 5-5
Kings
  Dave Bustion
69 5-6
76ers
  Joe Bynes
70 5-7
Rockets
  James Silas
71 5-8
Hawks
  Bob Lackey
72 5-9
Wizards
  Walter Jones
73 5-10
Thunder
  Gary Ladd
74 5-11
Knicks
  Bob Ford
75 5-12
Suns
  Wardell Dyson
76 5-13
Warriors
  Charles Dudley
77 5-14
Celtics
  Bryan Adrian
78 5-15
Bulls
  Rowland Garrett
79 5-16
Bucks
  Ron Harris
80 5-17
Lakers
  Glen Summors
Round 6
81 6-1
Blazers
  Joe Gaines
82 6-2
Clippers
  Ed Czernota
83 6-3
Cavaliers
  Tom Parker
84 6-4
Pistons
  Terry Benton
85 6-5
76ers
  John Glover
86 6-6
Kings
  Jerry Crocker
87 6-7
Rockets
  Mike Collins
88 6-8
Hawks
  Randy Knoll
89 6-9
Wizards
  Wayne Dillard
90 6-10
Thunder
  Ron Thomas
91 6-11
Knicks
  Greg Cleuss
92 6-12
Suns
  Charles Edge
93 6-13
Warriors
  Henry Bacon
94 6-14
Celtics
  Doug Holcomb
95 6-15
Bulls
  Mike Stewart
96 6-16
Bucks
Celtics

 

Celtics traded • Bill Dinwiddie to Bucks for • 1972 sixth round pick (#96-Wally Wright) • cash on 1971-10-11

  Wally Wright
97 6-17
Lakers
  Sam Simmons
Round 7
98 7-1
Blazers
  Bob Lynn
99 7-2
Clippers
  Greg Kohls
100 7-3
Cavaliers
  Steve Davidson
101 7-4
Pistons
  Bruce Anderson
102 7-5
Kings
  Mike Sneed
103 7-6
76ers
  Curtis Pritchett
104 7-7
Rockets
  Mike Jackson
105 7-8
Hawks
  Billy Pleas
106 7-9
Wizards
  Marvin Brown
107 7-10
Thunder
  Jerry Dunn
108 7-11
Knicks
  Tracy Tripucka
109 7-12
Suns
  Bernie Fryer
110 7-13
Warriors
  William Franklin
111 7-14
Celtics
  Steve Previs
112 7-15
Bulls
  Jerry Pender
113 7-16
Bucks
  Mickey Davis
Round 8
114 8-1
Blazers
  Ruben Vance
115 8-2
Clippers
  Andy Denny
116 8-3
Cavaliers
  Roger Evans
117 8-4
Pistons
  Ben Kelso
118 8-5
76ers
  Jim Kopp
119 8-6
Kings
  Jerry Clack
120 8-7
Rockets
  Henry Harris
121 8-8
Hawks
  Oscar Evans
122 8-9
Wizards
  Jim Floyd
123 8-10
Thunder
  Willy Stoudamire
124 8-11
Knicks
  Tom Corde
125 8-12
Suns
  Russell Golden
126 8-13
Warriors
  John Burks
127 8-14
Celtics
  Sam McCarney
128 8-15
Bulls
  Cavin Anderson
129 8-16
Bucks
  Charles Kirkland
Round 9
130 9-1
Blazers
  Scott McCandlish
131 9-2
Clippers
  John Collins
132 9-3
Cavaliers
  Greg Starrick
133 9-4
Pistons
  Kessie Mangam
134 9-5
Kings
  Steve McMahon
135 9-6
76ers
  Rod Murray
136 9-7
Hawks
  Larry Strozier
137 9-8
Wizards
  Ruppert Breedlove
138 9-9
Thunder
  Dwight Holliday
139 9-10
Knicks
  Tom Sullivan
140 9-11
Suns
  Bill Kennedy
141 9-12
Warriors
  Bill Duey
142 9-13
Celtics
  Mark Waygar (pick later ruled ineligible)
143 9-14
Bulls
  Ralph Houston
144 9-15
Bucks
  Jim Regenold
Round 10
145 10-1
Blazers
  Kresimir Cosic
146 10-2
Cavaliers
  Kent Martens
147 10-3
Pistons
  Kent Hollenbeck
148 10-4
76ers
  Gary Watson
149 10-5
Kings
  David Hall
150 10-6
Hawks
  Jim Clesson
151 10-7
Wizards
  Will Loftin
152 10-8
Thunder
  Dan Stewart
153 10-9
Knicks
  Richie Garner
154 10-10
Suns
  Al Vilcheck
155 10-11
Celtics
  Marty Hunt
156 10-12
Bulls
  Chuck Taylor
157 10-13
Bucks
  Jolly Spight
Round 11
158 11-1
Blazers
  Jimmy Wilkins
159 11-2
Clippers
  Jim Prokell
160 11-3
Kings
  Floyd Mathew
161 11-4
Hawks
  Charles Allen
162 11-5
Wizards
  Marvin Watkins
163 11-6
Thunder
  Steve Turner
164 11-7
Knicks
  Chic Downing
165 11-8
Suns
  John Belcher
166 11-9
Celtics
  Mark Minor
167 11-10
Bulls
  Jackie Young
Round 12
168 12-1
Clippers
  Frank Dewitt
169 12-2
Kings
  Len Baltimore
170 12-3
Hawks
  James Green
171 12-4
Wizards
  Lloyd Adams
172 12-5
Thunder
  Gregg Daust
173 12-6
Suns
  Mark Soderberg
174 12-7
Celtics
  Phil Stephens
175 12-8
Bulls
  Al Cotler
Round 13
176 13-1
Blazers
  Larry Morris
177 13-2
Clippers
  Kim Huband
178 13-3
Kings
  Kent Scott
179 13-4
Wizards
  Mike Krawzyk
180 13-5
Suns
  Kelly Utley
181 13-6
Bulls
  Mike Barr
Round 14
182 14-1
Blazers
  Paul Kelley
183 14-2
Clippers
  Greg Corson
184 14-3
Kings
  Bob Allen
185 14-4
Wizards
  Aubrey Nash
186 14-5
Thunder
  Cleveland Hill
187 14-6
Suns
  Ray Golson
188 14-7
Bulls
  Andrew Pettes
Round 15
189 15-1
Blazers
  Rich Haubeggar
190 15-2
Clippers
  Paul Hoffman
191 15-3
Kings
  Mike Jefferies
192 15-4
Wizards
  Gary Handelman
193 15-5
Bulls
  Greg Lowery
Round 16
194 16-1
Blazers
  Mose Adolph
195 16-2
Clippers
  Norman Bounds
196 16-3
Kings
  Mike Peterson
197 16-4
Bulls
  Charles Hall
Round 17
198 17-1
Bulls
  John Thornton
Round 18
199 18-1
Bulls
  Ron Manning