1975 ABA Draft Pick Transactions

yellow = data that is incomplete or uncertain

Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Bonus Picks
1 B-1
Nuggets
bonus pick awarded by ABA as compensation for Spirits signing of Marvin Barnes from Nuggets on 1974-07-14 Marvin Webster
 
Spirits

(bonus pick)

PASSED
Round 1
2 1-1
Squires
  David Thompson
3 1-2
Sounds
  Lonnie Shelton
4 1-3
Sails
  Kevin Grevey
5 1-4
Spirits
  Gus Williams
6 1-5
Stars
  Steve Green
7 1-6
Pacers
  Dan Roundfield
8 1-7
Spurs
  Mark Olberding
9 1-8
Nets
  John Lucas
10 1-9
Nuggets
Squires

 

Traded Roland "Fatty" Taylor to Rockets (who later became the Nuggets) for Darrell Elston, 1975 first round pick (#10-Mel Bennett) on 1974-09-04

  Mel Bennett
11 1-10
Colonels
  Jim Baker
Round 2
12 2-1
Squires
  Jimmy Dan Conner
13 2-2
Sounds
  Rich Kelley
14 2-3
Sails
  Cornelius Cash
15 2-4
Spirits
  Rudy White
16 2-5
Stars
  Norman Cook
17 2-6
Pacers
  Charles Jordan
18 2-7
Spurs
Pacers

 

Unknown.

 

Second round pick Jim Lee "Indiana from San Antonio" per AP.

  Jim Lee
19 2-8
Nets
  George Bucci
20 2-9
Nuggets
  Bill Willoughby
21 2-10
Colonels
Spurs

 

Traded William "Bird" Averitt to Colonels for 1975 second round pick (#21-Rick Suttle), cash, other unspecified considerations (?) on 1974-06-24

  Rick Suttle
Round 3
22 3-1
Squires
Colonels

 

Traded Lloyd Batts to Squires for draft pick (possibly 1975 #22-Allen Murphy) on 1974-06-01 (date approximate)

  Allen Murphy
23 3-2
Sounds
  Ron Haigier
24 3-3
Sails
  Bob Gross
25 3-4
Spirits
  Rudy Hackett
26 3-5
Stars
Nuggets

 

Traded Al Smith to Stars for draft pick (possibly 1975 #26-Tom Kropp or 1975 #46-C.J. Kupec), cash on 1974-09-18

  Tom Kropp
27 3-6
Pacers
  Ken Tyler
28 3-7
Spurs
  Billy Taylor
29 3-8
Nets
  Leon Douglas
30 3-9
Nuggets
  Monte Towe
31 3-10
Colonels
  Eric Fernsten
Round 4
32 4-1
Squires
  Luther "Ticky" Burden
33 4-2
Sounds
  Glenn Hansen
34 4-3
Sails
  Pete Trgovich
35 4-4
Spirits
  Tom Roy
36 4-5
Stars
Squires

 

Traded Jim Eakins, Larry Miller to Stars for Johnny Neumann, draft pick (per www.remembertheaba.com, not per ABA Guide) (possibly 1975 #36-Fessor Leonard), cash on 1974-08-21

  Fessor Leonard
37 4-6
Pacers
  Brian Hammel
38 4-7
Spurs
  Ken Smith
39 4-8
Nets
  Bob Guyette
40 4-9
Nuggets
  Bob Fleischer
41 4-10
Colonels
  John Laskowski
Round 5
42 5-1
Squires
  Rich Jones
43 5-2
Sounds
  Walter Luckett
44 5-3
Sails
  Biff Burrell
45 5-4
Spirits
  Larry Fogle
46 5-5
Stars
Nuggets

 

Traded Al Smith to Stars for draft pick (possibly 1975 #26-Tom Kropp or 1975 #46-C.J. Kupec), cash on 1974-09-18

Spirits

 

Unknown.

 

Fifth round pick C.J. Kupec "St. Louis from Denver from Utah" per AP

C.J. Kupec
47 5-6
Pacers
  John Ramsey
48 5-7
Spurs
  Robert Parish
49 5-8
Nets
  Darryl Brown
50 5-9
Nuggets
  Jim Moore
51 5-10
Colonels
  Charles Cleveland
Round 6
52 6-1
Squires
  Fletcher Johnson
53 6-2
Sounds
  Terry Furlow
54 6-3
Sails
  Louis Dunbar
55 6-4
Spirits
  Al Jones
56 6-5
Stars
  Otis Johnson
57 6-6
Pacers
  Mike Flynn
58 6-7
Spurs
  Bayard Forrest
59 6-8
Nets
  Mike Mitchell
60 6-9
Nuggets
  Charles Russell
61 6-10
Colonels
  Mike Rozenski
Round 7
62 7-1
Squires
  Bill Bunton
63 7-2
Sounds
  Rich Whitlow
64 7-3
Sails
  Jerome Anderson
65 7-4
Spirits
  Al Spruill
66 7-5
Stars
  Tim Van Blommesteyn
67 7-6
Pacers
  Cliff Pratt
68 7-7
Spurs
  Henry Ward
69 7-8
Nets
  Wayne Croft
70 7-9
Nuggets
  Mike Odems
71 7-10
Colonels
  Randy Meister
Round 8
72 8-1
Squires
  Ricky Coleman
73 8-2
Sounds
  John Murphy
74 8-3
Sails
  Mack Coleman
75 8-4
Spirits
  Ted Hathaway
76 8-5
Stars
  Kirk Bruce
77 8-6
Pacers
  Bill Andreas
78 8-7
Spurs
  Gary Tomaszewski
79 8-8
Nets
  John Lambert
80 8-9
Nuggets
  Owen Brown
81 8-10
Colonels
  Lou Silver