1977 NBA Draft Pick Transactions

yellow = data that is incomplete or uncertain

Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Round 1
1 1-1
Bucks
  Kent Benson
2 1-2
Nets
Kings

 

Traded • Nate Archibald to Nets for • Jim Eakins • Brian Taylor • 1977 first round pick (#2-Otis Birdsong) • 1978 first round pick (#2-Phil Ford) on 1976-09-10

  Otis Birdsong
3 1-3
Clippers
Bucks

 

Traded • Swen Nater • 1977 first round pick (#13-Tate Armstrong) to Braves for • 1977 first round pick (#3-Marques Johnson) on 1977-06-07

  Marques Johnson
4 1-4
Hawks
Wizards

 

Traded • Leonard "Truck" Robinson • 1977 first round pick (#14-Wayne "Tree" Rollins) to Hawks for • Tom Henderson • 1977 first round pick (#4-Greg Ballard) on 1977-01-20

  Greg Ballard
5 1-5
Suns
  Walter Davis
6 1-6
Jazz
Lakers

 

Sent • 1977 second round pick (#44-Essie Hollis) • 1978 first round pick (#16-Jack Givens) to Jazz and received • 1977 first round pick (#6-Kenny Carr) • 1978 first round pick (#8-Freeman Williams) • 1979 first round pick (#1-Earvin "Magic" Johnson) • 1980 second round pick (#26-Sam Worthen) from Jazz on 1976-08-05 as compensation for Lakers 1976-07-19 signing of free agent Gail Goodrich

  Kenny Carr
7 1-7
Pacers
Nets

 

Traded • John Williamson to Pacers for • 1977 first round pick (#7-Bernard King) • future considerations (Darnell Hillman on 04-11) on 1977-02-01

  Bernard King
8 1-8
Thunder
  Jack Sikma
9 1-9
Kings
Nuggets

 

Traded • Tom Burleson • 1977 second round pick (#30-Steve Sheppard) to Kings for • Brian Taylor • 1977 first round pick (#9-Tom LaGarde) on 1977-05-25

  Tom LaGarde
10 1-10
Knicks
  Ray Williams
11 1-11
Cavaliers
Bucks

 

Traded • Elmore Smith • Gary Brokaw to Cavaliers for • Rowland Garrett • 1977 first round pick (#11-Ernie Grunfeld) • 1978 first round pick (#12-George Johnson) on 1977-01-13

  Ernie Grunfeld
12 1-12
Celtics
  Cedric Maxwell
13 1-13
Bulls
Clippers

 

Traded • Jack Marin to Bulls for • 1977 first round pick (#13-Tate Armstrong) on 1975-11-27

Bucks

 

Traded • Jim Price to Braves for • 1977 first round pick (#13-Tate Armstrong) on 1976-11-02

Clippers

 

Traded • 1977 first round pick (#3-Marques Johnson) to Bucks for • Swen Nater • 1977 first round pick (#13-Tate Armstrong) on 1977-06-07

Bulls

 

Traded • 1977 second round pick (#24-Larry Johnson) • $150K cash to Braves for • 1977 first round pick (#13-Tate Armstrong) on 1977-06-10

Tate Armstrong
14 1-14
Pistons
Wizards

 

Traded • Kevin Porter to Pistons for • Dave Bing • 1977 first round pick (#14-Wayne "Tree" Rollins) on 1975-08-28

Hawks

 

Traded • Tom Henderson • 1977 first round pick (#4-Greg Ballard) to Bullets for • Leonard "Truck" Robinson • 1977 first round pick (#14-Wayne "Tree" Rollins) on 1977-01-20

  Wayne "Tree" Rollins
15 1-15
Spurs
Lakers

 

Traded • Mack Calvin to Spurs for • 1977 first round pick (#15-Brad Davis) • cash on 1976-11-16

  Brad Davis
16 1-16
Warriors
  Rickey Green
17 1-17
Wizards
  Bo Ellis
18 1-18
Rockets
Clippers

 

Traded • Moses Malone to Rockets for • 1977 first round pick (#18-Wesley Cox) • 1978 first round pick (#4-Micheal Ray Richardson) on 1976-10-24

Warriors

 

Traded • George Johnson to Braves for • 1977 first round pick (#18-Wesley Cox) on 1977-01-18

  Wesley Cox
19 1-19
Blazers
  Rich Laurel
20 1-20
76ers
  Glenn Mosley
21 1-21
Nuggets
  Anthony Roberts
22 1-22
Lakers
  Norm Nixon
Round 2
23 2-1
Nets
Bulls

 

Traded • Bob Love to Nets for • 1977 second round pick (#23-Mike Glenn) • cash on 1976-11-30

  Mike Glenn
24 2-2
Clippers
Bulls

 

Traded • Bob Weiss to Braves for • Matt Guokas • 1975 second round pick (#34-Larry Fogle) • 1977 second round pick (#24-Larry Johnson) on 1974-09-04

Clippers

 

Traded • 1977 first round pick (#13-Tate Armstrong) to Bulls for • 1977 second round pick (#24-Larry Johnson) • $150K cash on 1977-06-10

  Larry Johnson
25 2-3
Bucks
76ers

 

Traded • Fred Carter to Bucks for • 1977 second round pick (#25-Wilson Washington) • 1978 second round pick (#36-Maurice Cheeks) on 1976-12-08

  Wilson Washington
26 2-4
Hawks
Knicks

 

Traded • Randy Denton to Hawks for • 1977 second round pick (#26-Glen Gondrezick) on 1976-10-01

  Glen Gondrezick
27 2-5
Suns
Clippers

 

Traded • Tom Van Arsdale to Suns for • 1977 second round pick (#27-Glenn Williams) • cash on 1976-08-25

Bucks

 

Traded • ABA dispersal draft first round pick (#7-William "Bird" Averitt) to Braves for • 1977 second round pick (#27-Glenn Williams) on 1976-08-05

  Glenn Williams
28 2-6
Jazz
Blazers

 

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

  Kim Anderson
29 2-7
Pacers
  Alonzo Bradley
30 2-8
Thunder
Nuggets

 

Traded • Paul Silas • Marvin Webster • Willie Wise to Sonics for • Tom Burleson • Bob Wilkerson • 1977 second round pick (#30-Steve Sheppard) on 1977-05-24

Kings

 

Traded • Brian Taylor • 1977 first round pick (#9-Tom LaGarde) to Nuggets for • Tom Burleson • 1977 second round pick (#30-Steve Sheppard) on 1977-05-25

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

 

There is a potential discrepancy here, in that the Guokas trade actually occurred before the other two trades, and The Sporting News states that the pick the Bulls got from the Kings was later traded to the Braves. However, the pick traded to the Braves would seem to be a different pick (#24 overall) based on the draft order that we have. Our draft order is from the 1777-78 NBA Guide, so it would seem to be correct. It's also possible that there were conditions on some of these picks— e.g., "Bulls get the lowest second round pick that Kings have at the time of the draft"— that distributed the picks in a manner that doesn't follow the chronological sequence in which they were traded.

  Steve Sheppard
31 2-9
Kings
  Eddie Owens
32 2-10
Knicks
  Toby Knight
33 2-11
Cavaliers
  Ed Jordan
34 2-12
Celtics
Rockets

 

Traded • John Johnson to Celtics for • 1977 second round pick (#34-Larry Moffett) • 1978 second round pick (#28-Buster Matheney) on 1977-06-09

  Larry Moffett
35 2-13
Bulls
  Mark Landsberger
36 2-14
Pistons
  Ben Poquette
37 2-15
Spurs
  Jeff Wilkins
38 2-16
Warriors
  Ricky Love
39 2-17
Wizards
  Phil Walker
40 2-18
Rockets
  Robert Reid
41 2-19
Blazers
  T.R. Dunn
42 2-20
76ers
  Bob Elliott
43 2-21
Nuggets
76ers

 

Traded • rights to Roland "Fatty" Taylor to Nuggets for • 1977 second round pick (#43-Herm Harris) on 1976-08-05

  Herm Harris
44 2-22
Lakers
Jazz

 

Sent • 1977 first round pick (#6-Kenny Carr) • 1978 first round pick (#8-Freeman Williams) • 1979 first round pick (#1-Earvin "Magic" Johnson) • 1980 second round pick (#26-Sam Worthen) to Lakers and received • 1977 second round pick (#44-Essie Hollis) • 1978 first round pick (#16-Jack Givens) from Lakers on 1976-08-05 as compensation for Lakers 1976-07-19 signing of free agent Gail Goodrich

  Essie Hollis
Round 3
45 3-1
Nets
Kings

 

Traded • Larry McNeill to Nets for • 1977 third round pick (#45-Bill Paterno) on 1976-09-09

 

TSN shows this pick going from the Nets to the Kings in the Nate Archibald trade, which is confusing because no description of that trade has included a third round pick. Their information could simply be wrong.

  Bill Paterno
46 3-2
Clippers
Lakers

 

Traded • Johnny Neumann to Braves for • 1977 third round pick (#46-James Edwards) on 1977-06-09

  James Edwards
47 3-3
Bucks
  Gary Yoder
48 3-4
Hawks
  Sam Smith
49 3-5
Suns
Hawks

 

Traded • Bob Christian to Suns for • 1977 third round pick (#49-Eddie Johnson) • draft pick (possibly 1976 #28-Bob Carrington) on 1973-10-08

  Eddie Johnson
50 3-6
Jazz
  Tony Hansen
51 3-7
Pacers
  Stan Mayhew
52 3-8
Thunder
  Joe Hassett
53 3-9
Kings
  John Kuester
54 3-10
Knicks
  Lloyd McMillian
55 3-11
Cavaliers
  Steve Grote
56 3-12
Celtics
  Skip Brown
57 3-13
Bulls
Wizards

 

Traded • Tom Kropp to Bulls for • 1977 third round pick (#57-Steve Puidokas) on 1976-09-13

  Steve Puidokas
58 3-14
Pistons
  John Irving
59 3-15
Spurs
  Dan Henderson
60 3-16
Warriors
  Marlon Redmond
61 3-17
Wizards
  Jerry Schellenberg
62 3-18
Rockets
  Phil Bond
63 3-19
Blazers
  Ricky Brown
64 3-20
76ers
  Arnold Dugger
65 3-21
Nuggets
  Robert Smith
66 3-22
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

  Mike Bratz
Round 4
67 4-1
Nets
  Bob Elmore
68 4-2
Clippers
  Melvin Watkins
69 4-3
Bucks
  Lewis Brown
70 4-4
Hawks
  Dave Bormann
71 4-5
Suns
  Greg Griffin
72 4-6
Jazz
  Dennis Boyd
73 4-7
Pacers
  George Pendleton
74 4-8
Thunder
  Jim Cooper
75 4-9
Kings
  Larry Williams
76 4-10
Knicks
  Steve Hayes
77 4-11
Cavaliers
  Melvin Jones
78 4-12
Celtics
  Jeff Cummings
79 4-13
Bulls
  Mike McConalthy
80 4-14
Pistons
  Bruce King
81 4-15
Spurs
  Matt Hicks
82 4-16
Warriors
  Roy Smith
83 4-17
Wizards
  David Reavis
84 4-18
Rockets
  Rocky Smith
85 4-19
Blazers
  Greg White
86 4-20
76ers
  Jack Jones
87 4-21
Nuggets
Warriors

 

Traded • rights to Willie Wise to Nuggets for • 1977 fourth round pick (#87-Leartha Scott) on 1976-09-24

  Leartha Scott
88 4-22
Lakers
  Tony Robertson
Round 5
89 5-1
Nets
  Gerald Cunningham
90 5-2
Clippers
  Mike Hanley
91 5-3
Bucks
  Ron Norwood
92 5-4
Hawks
  Bill Gordon
93 5-5
Suns
  Cecil Rellford
94 5-6
Jazz
  Jim Grady
95 5-7
Pacers
  Marvin Jackson
96 5-8
Thunder
  Dale Haberman
97 5-9
Kings
  Bob Chapman
98 5-10
Knicks
  Bill Terry
99 5-11
Cavaliers
  Al Smith
100 5-12
Celtics
  Bill Langloh
101 5-13
Bulls
  Nate Davis
102 5-14
Pistons
  Jim Kennedy
103 5-15
Spurs
  Scott Sims
104 5-16
Warriors
  Ray Epps
105 5-17
Wizards
  Bruce Parkinson
106 5-18
Rockets
  Ed Thompson
107 5-19
Blazers
  Donn Wilber
108 5-20
76ers
  Teko Wynder
109 5-21
Nuggets
  John Billups
110 5-22
Lakers
  John Robinson
Round 6
111 6-1
Nets
  Mark Crow
112 6-2
Clippers
  Curvan Lewis
113 6-3
Bucks
  Chuck Goodyear
114 6-4
Hawks
  Calvin Crews
115 6-5
Suns
  Billy McKinney
116 6-6
Jazz
  Wayne Golden
117 6-7
Pacers
  Tom Scheffler
118 6-8
Thunder
  Bucky O'Brien
119 6-9
Kings
  Bob Cooper
120 6-10
Knicks
  Jerry Graycraft
121 6-11
Cavaliers
  Ron Cox
122 6-12
Celtics
  Roy Pace
123 6-13
Bulls
  Jay Chessman
124 6-14
Pistons
  Herb Nobles
125 6-15
Spurs
  Bruce Buckley
126 6-16
Warriors
  Jack Phelan
127 6-17
Wizards
  Ernie Wansley
128 6-18
Blazers
  Myron Jordan
129 6-19
76ers
  George Gibson
130 6-20
Nuggets
  Jim Town
131 6-21
Lakers
  Grover Woolard
Round 7
132 7-1
Nets
  Scott Conant
133 7-2
Clippers
  Mike Jackson
134 7-3
Bucks
  Ron Bostic
135 7-4
Hawks
  James Holliman
136 7-5
Suns
  Alvin Scott
137 7-6
Jazz
  Lusia "Lucy" Harris
138 7-7
Thunder
  Billy Reynolds
139 7-8
Kings
  Bruce Jenner
140 7-9
Knicks
  Tom Weadock
141 7-10
Cavaliers
  Bob Riddle
142 7-11
Celtics
  Dave Kyle
143 7-12
Bulls
  Mike Smith
144 7-13
Pistons
  Robert Lewis
145 7-14
Spurs
  Richard Robinson
146 7-15
Warriors
  Jerry Thurston
147 7-16
Wizards
  Calvin Brown
148 7-17
Blazers
  Don Smith
149 7-18
76ers
  Dennin Forest
150 7-19
Nuggets
  Willie High
151 7-20
Lakers
  Lars Hansen
Round 8
152 8-1
Nets
  Ralph Drollinger
153 8-2
Clippers
  Emery Sammons
154 8-3
Bucks
  Larry Pikes
155 8-4
Hawks
  Vern Thompson
156 8-5
Suns
  Alvin Joseph
157 8-6
Jazz
  Dave Speicher
158 8-7
Thunder
  Jeff Frey
159 8-8
Knicks
  Ken Slappy
160 8-9
Cavaliers
  Tom Cutter
161 8-10
Celtics
  Tom Harris
162 8-11
Bulls
  Rich Rhodes
163 8-12
Pistons
  Tim Appleton
164 8-13
Spurs
  Jerome Gladney
165 8-14
Warriors
  Ricky March
166 8-15
Wizards
  Pat McKinley
167 8-16
Blazers
  Harold Rhodes
168 8-17
76ers
  John Olive
169 8-18
Nuggets
  Len Saunders
170 8-19
Lakers
  Art Allen