1976 NBA Draft Pick Transactions

yellow = data that is incomplete or uncertain

Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Round 1
1 1-1
Hawks
Rockets

 

Traded • Gus Bailey • Joe C. Meriweather • 1976 first round pick (#9-Armond Hill) to Hawks for • Dwight Jones • 1976 first round pick (#1-John Lucas) on 1976-06-07

  John Lucas
2 1-2
Bulls
  Scott May
3 1-3
Kings
  Richard Washington
4 1-4
Pistons
  Leon Douglas
5 1-5
Blazers
  Wally Walker
 
Knicks
Forfeited pick by order of NBA commissioner as penalty for their illegal signing of free agent George McGinnis (whose NBA rights were held by the 76ers)  
6 1-6
Jazz
Suns

 

Traded • Neal Walk • 1975 second round pick (#22-Clyde Mayes) to Jazz for • Dennis Awtrey • Nate Hawthorne • Curtis Perry • 1976 first round pick (#6-Adrian Dantley) on 1974-09-16

 

Pick was "1976 Ricky Sobers" per Suns media guide. Sobers was drafted in 1975, so obviously either the year or player is wrong.

Clippers

 

Traded • 1975 first round pick (#16-Ricky Sobers) to Suns for • 1976 first round pick (#6-Adrian Dantley) on 1975-05-29

  Adrian Dantley
7 1-7
Bucks
  Quinn Buckner
8 1-8
Lakers
Warriors

 

Received • 1976 first round pick (#8-Robert Parish) from Lakers on 1976-03-05 as compensation for free agent Cazzie Russell

  Robert Parish
9 1-9
Rockets
Hawks

 

Traded • Dwight Jones • 1976 first round pick (#1-John Lucas) to Rockets for • Gus Bailey • Joe C. Meriweather • 1976 first round pick (#9-Armond Hill) on 1976-06-07

  Armond Hill
10 1-10
Suns
  Ron Lee
11 1-11
Thunder
  Bob Wilkerson
12 1-12
76ers
  Terry Furlow
13 1-13
Clippers
Wizards

 

Traded • Dick Gibbs to Braves for • 1976 first round pick (#13-Mitch Kupchak) • cash on 1975-07-30

  Mitch Kupchak
14 1-14
Wizards
  Larry Wright
15 1-15
Cavaliers
  Chuckie Williams
16 1-16
Celtics
  Norman Cook
17 1-17
Warriors
  Robert "Sonny" Parker
Round 2
18 2-1
Bulls
  Willie Smith
19 2-2
Hawks
Bucks

 

Received • 1976 second round pick (#19-Bayard Forrest) • 1976 second round pick (#23-Alex English) • $150K cash from Hawks on 1975-06-05 as compensation for Hawks illegal signing of Bucks number one draft pick Julius Erving in 1972. NBA Commissioner Lawrence O'Brien levied the fine and awarded picks to the Bucks. Bucks retain all future rights to Erving. Hawks were also fined $250,000 payable to the NBA.

Thunder

 

Traded • Jim Fox to Bucks for • 1976 second round pick (most favorable of Bucks picks) (#19-Bayard Forrest) • cash on 1975-10-22

  Bayard Forrest
20 2-3
Kings
Jazz

 

Traded • 1975 first round pick (#10-Bill Robinzine) to Kings for • Ron Behagen • 1976 second round pick (#20-Major Jones) on 1975-05-28

Blazers

 

Traded • Rick Roberson to Jazz for • Barry Clemens • future considerations (1976 second round pick (#20-Major Jones) on 1976-05-25) • cash on 1974-09-15

  Major Jones
21 2-4
Pistons
Suns

 

Traded • Willie Norwood to Pistons for • 1976 second round pick (#21-Earl Tatum) on 1975-09-30

Lakers

 

Traded • Pat Riley to Suns for • 1976 second round pick (#21-Earl Tatum) • 1977 second round pick (apparently teams modified trade on 1976-01-20 to include rights to John Roche instead of the 1977 pick-unknown if this was an option in original trade or a modification agreed to 1976-01-20) on 1975-11-03

  Earl Tatum
22 2-5
Blazers
  John Davis
23 2-6
Jazz
Hawks

 

Traded • Pete Maravich to Jazz for • 1974 first round pick (#10-Mike Sojourner) • 1975 first round pick (#1-David Thompson) • 1975 second round pick (#19-Bill Willoughby) • 1976 second round pick (#23-Alex English) • second pick in expansion draft (Bob Kaufmann) • third pick in expansion draft (Dean Meminger) on 1974-05-03

 

Traded • Pete Maravich • 1980 third round pick (#64-Jonathan Moore) to Jazz for • 1974 first round pick (#10-Mike Sojourner) • 1975 first round pick (#1-David Thompson) • 1975 second round pick (#19-Bill Willoughby) • 1976 second round pick (#23-Alex English) • second pick in expansion draft (Bob Kaufmann) • third pick in expansion draft (Dean Meminger) on 1974-05-03 [per Jazz media guide]

Bucks

 

Received • 1976 second round pick (#19-Bayard Forrest) • 1976 second round pick (#23-Alex English) • $150K cash from Hawks on 1975-06-05 as compensation for Hawks illegal signing of Bucks number one draft pick Julius Erving in 1972. NBA Commissioner Lawrence O'Brien levied the fine and awarded picks to the Bucks. Bucks retain all future rights to Erving. Hawks were also fined $250,000 payable to the NBA.

  Alex English
24 2-7
Bucks
  Scott Lloyd
25 2-8
Knicks
  Lonnie Shelton
26 2-9
Lakers
Suns

 

Traded • David "Corky" Calhoun to Lakers for • 1976 second round pick (#26-Jacky Dorsey) • 1977 third round pick (#66-Mike Bratz) on 1974-11-27

Blazers

 

Traded • Phil Lumpkin to Suns for • 1976 second round pick (#26-Jacky Dorsey) on 1975-06-09

Jazz

 

Traded • 1977 second round pick (#28-Kim Anderson) to Blazers for • 1976 second round pick (#26-Jacky Dorsey) on 1976-06-03

Jacky Dorsey
27 2-10
Rockets
  Phil Hicks
28 2-11
Suns
Hawks

 

Traded • Bob Christian to Suns for • 1977 third round pick (#49-Eddie Johnson) • draft pick (possibly 1976 #28-Bob Carrington) (just one pick per 1974-75 NBA Guide) on 1973-10-08

  Bob Carrington
29 2-12
Thunder
  Dennis Johnson
 
76ers
76ers forfeited their second round pick because they had made a second round pick in the 1975-12-30 supplemental draft of ABA players (Mel Bennett) who had signed with the ABA as undergraduates without having been eligible for any NBA draft  
30 2-13
Clippers
Suns

 

Traded • John Shumate to Braves for • Garfield Heard • 1976 second round pick (#30-Al Fleming) on 1976-02-01

  Al Fleming
31 2-14
Wizards
  Joe Pace
32 2-15
Cavaliers
  Mo Howard
33 2-16
Celtics
Suns

 

Traded • Charlie Scott to Celtics for • Paul Westphal • 1975 second round pick (#36-Jimmy Dan Conner) • 1976 second round pick (#33-Butch Feher) on 1975-05-23

  Butch Feher
34 2-17
Warriors
  Marshall Rogers
Round 3
35 3-1
Bulls
  Dallas Smith
36 3-2
Hawks
Lakers

 

Traded • Connie Hawkins to Hawks for • draft picks (possibly 1976 #36-Mike Dabney) (?-?) (just one pick per NBA Guide, AP) on 1975-08-08

  Mike Dabney
37 3-3
Kings
Bulls

 

Traded • Matt Guokas to Kings for • 1976 third round pick (#37-Lars Hansen) • 1977 second round pick (#30-Steve Sheppard) on 1975-12-08

  Lars Hansen
38 3-4
Pistons
  Phil Sellers
39 3-5
Blazers
  Jeff Tyson
40 3-6
Bucks
  Lloyd Walton
41 3-7
Knicks
  John McGill
42 3-8
Jazz
  Steve Copp
43 3-9
Lakers
  Tom Abernethy
44 3-10
Rockets
  Barnes Hauptfuhrer
45 3-11
Suns
  Ira Terrell
46 3-12
Thunder
Hawks

 

Traded • Herm Gilliam to Sonics for • 1976 second round pick (#46-Larry Cooke) • cash on 1975-10-22

  Larry Cooke
47 3-13
76ers
  Ron Norwood
48 3-14
Clippers
  Gary Brewster
49 3-15
Wizards
  Bill Cook
50 3-16
Cavaliers
  Gary Cole
51 3-17
Celtics
  Jerry Fort
 
Warriors
Warriors forfeited their third round pick because they had made a third round pick in the 1975-12-30 supplemental draft of ABA players (Skip Wise) who had signed with the ABA as undergraduates without having been eligible for any NBA draft  
Round 4
52 4-1
Bulls
  Keith Starr
53 4-2
Hawks
  Tom Barker
54 4-3
Kings
  Clarence Ramsey
55 4-4
Pistons
  Scott Thompson
56 4-5
Blazers
  David Everett
57 4-6
Knicks
  Rick Bullock
58 4-7
Jazz
  John Service
59 4-8
Bucks
  Dan Frost
60 4-9
Lakers
  Wayman Britt
61 4-10
Rockets
  Hercle Ivy
62 4-11
Suns
  Paul Miller
63 4-12
Thunder
  Willie Parr
64 4-13
76ers
  Freeman Blade
 
Clippers
Braves forfeited their fourth round pick because they had made a fourth round pick in the 1975-12-30 supplemental draft of ABA players (Charles Jordan) who had signed with the ABA as undergraduates without having been eligible for any NBA draft  
65 4-14
Wizards
  Marion Hillard
66 4-15
Cavaliers
  John Engles
67 4-16
Celtics
  Lewis Linder
68 4-17
Warriors
  Jeff Fosnes
Round 5
69 5-1
Bulls
  Nate Williams
70 5-2
Hawks
  Ron Davis
71 5-3
Kings
  Willie Hodge
72 5-4
Pistons
  Jim Hearns
73 5-5
Blazers
  Gary Reddings
74 5-6
Jazz
  Paul Griffin
75 5-7
Bucks
  Tom Lockhart
76 5-8
Knicks
  Beaver Smith
77 5-9
Lakers
Bucks

 

Traded • Ron Williams to Lakers for • 1976 fifth round pick (#77-James Rappis) on 1975-09-23

  James Rappis
78 5-10
Rockets
  Dave Marrs
79 5-11
Suns
  Ralph Walker
80 5-12
Thunder
  Robert Gray
81 5-13
76ers
  Jeff Browne
82 5-14
Clippers
Hawks

 

Unconfirmed.

 

Traded • Jim Washington to Braves for • future considerations / draft pick (possibly 1976 #82-Connie White) on 1975-01-08

  Connie White
83 5-15
Wizards
  L.C. Mason
84 5-16
Cavaliers
  Ed Lawrence
85 5-17
Celtics
  Louis McKinney
86 5-18
Warriors
  Carl Bird
Round 6
87 6-1
Bulls
  Tom Paulin
88 6-2
Hawks
  Pete Padgett
89 6-3
Kings
  Andre McCarter
90 6-4
Pistons
  Russell Davis
91 6-5
Blazers
Warriors

 

Traded • rights to Steve Jones to Blazers for • 1976 sixth round pick (#91-Duane Barnett) on 1975-10-23

  Duane Barnett
92 6-6
Bucks
  Phil Spence
93 6-7
Knicks
  Joe Jones
94 6-8
Jazz
  Barnard Tomlin
95 6-9
Lakers
  Ed Schweitzer
96 6-10
Rockets
  Robert Paige
97 6-11
Suns
  Carl Brown
98 6-12
Thunder
  Darrell Peterson
99 6-13
76ers
  Mike Dunleavy
100 6-14
Clippers
  Danny Odums
101 6-15
Wizards
  Pat Tallent
102 6-16
Cavaliers
  Harry Davis
103 6-17
Celtics
  Art Collins
104 6-18
Warriors
  Gene Cunningham
Round 7
105 7-1
Bulls
  Barry McLeod
106 7-2
Hawks
  Carl Gerlach
107 7-3
Kings
  Craig Prosser
108 7-4
Pistons
  Curt Peterson
109 7-5
Blazers
  Al DeWitt
110 7-6
Knicks
  Boyd Batts
111 7-7
Jazz
  Andy Walker
112 7-8
Bucks
  Ron Barrow
113 7-9
Lakers
  Tommie Lipsey
114 7-10
Rockets
  Barry Davis
115 7-11
Suns
  Brad Warble
116 7-12
Thunder
  Mark Klein
117 7-13
76ers
  Phil Walker
118 7-14
Clippers
  Frank Jones
119 7-15
Wizards
  Ralph Vallott
120 7-16
Cavaliers
  Johnny Britt
121 7-17
Celtics
  Ralph Drollinger
122 7-18
Warriors
  Jesse Campbell
Round 8
123 8-1
Bulls
Cavaliers

 

Unconfirmed.

 

Traded • Fred Foster to Bulls for • 1976 draft pick (probably #123-Dave Koehler) on 1975-09-05

  Dave Koehler
124 8-2
Hawks
  Doug Terry
125 8-3
Kings
  Mike Davis
126 8-4
Pistons
  Randy Heary
127 8-5
Blazers
  Brant Gibbler
128 8-6
Jazz
  Richard Bryant
129 8-7
Bucks
  Bob Warner
130 8-8
Knicks
  Rick McCutcheon
131 8-9
Lakers
  Ed Gregg
132 8-10
Rockets
  Dan Kruger
133 8-11
Suns
  Tom DeBerry
134 8-12
Thunder
  Norton Barnhill
135 8-13
76ers
  Lee Dixon
136 8-14
Clippers
  Mark McAndrew
137 8-15
Wizards
  Merlin Wilson
138 8-16
Cavaliers
  Tim Sisneros
139 8-17
Celtics
  John Clark
140 8-18
Warriors
  Stan Boskovich
Round 9
141 9-1
Bulls
  John Thomas
142 9-2
Hawks
  Bob Kovach
143 9-3
Kings
  Dave Logan
144 9-4
Pistons
  Bill Martin
145 9-5
Blazers
  Rob Torresdal
146 9-6
Bucks
  Benny Shaw
147 9-7
Knicks
  Archie Talley
148 9-8
Jazz
  Calvin Robinson
149 9-9
Lakers
  David Pickett
150 9-10
Suns
  John Irving
151 9-11
Thunder
  Ron Johnson
152 9-12
76ers
  Fly Williams
153 9-13
Clippers
  Bob Rozyczko
154 9-14
Wizards
  Clyde Agnew
155 9-15
Cavaliers
  Bruce Parkinson
156 9-16
Celtics
  Bill Collins
157 9-17
Warriors
  Howard Smith
Round 10
158 10-1
Bulls
  John Hudson
159 10-2
Hawks
  Mike Dickerson
160 10-3
Kings
  Harry Bailey
161 10-4
Pistons
  Bob Johnson
162 10-5
Blazers
  Marcus Leite
163 10-6
Knicks
  Eugene Shy
164 10-7
Jazz
  Art Johnson
165 10-8
Bucks
  Hugo Cabrera
166 10-9
Suns
  Gary Jackson
167 10-10
Thunder
  Ricky Lewis
168 10-11
76ers
  Ed Stefanski
169 10-12
Clippers
  Tim Stokes
170 10-13
Wizards
  Mike Beuscher
171 10-14
Cavaliers
  Elisha McSweeney
172 10-15
Celtics
  Otho Tucker
173 10-16
Warriors
  Ken Smith