1983 NBA Draft Pick Transactions

[I] = players who were later ruled ineligible by the NBA

yellow = data that is incomplete or uncertain

Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Round 1
1 1-1
Rockets
  Ralph Sampson
2 1-2
Pacers
  Steve Stipanovich
3 1-3
Cavaliers
76ers

 

Traded Terry Furlow to Cavaliers for 1981 first round pick (#4-Al Wood), 1983 first round pick (#3-Rodney McCray) on 1977-10-03

Rockets

 

Traded Moses Malone to 76ers for Caldwell Jones, 1983 first round pick (#3-Rodney McCray) on 1982-09-15

  Rodney McCray
4 1-4
Clippers
  Byron Scott
5 1-5
Bulls
  Sidney Green
6 1-6
Warriors
  Russell Cross
7 1-7
Jazz
  Thurl Bailey
8 1-8
Pistons
  Antoine Carr
9 1-9
Mavericks
  Dale Ellis
10 1-10
Wizards
  Jeff Malone
11 1-11
Hawks
Cavaliers

 

Traded Terry Furlow to Hawks for Butch Lee, 1983 first round pick (#11-Derek Harper) on 1979-01-31

Mavericks

 

Traded Richard Washington, Jerome Whitehead to Cavaliers for Bill Robinzine, 1983 first round pick (#11-Derek Harper), 1986 first round pick (#7-Roy Tarpley) on 1980-10-30

  Derek Harper
12 1-12
Knicks
  Darrell Walker
13 1-13
Kings
  Ennis Whatley
14 1-14
Nuggets
Blazers

 

Traded T.R. Dunn, 1983 first round pick (#15-Howard Carter) to Nuggets for 1983 first round pick (#14-Clyde Drexler), 1984 second round pick (#32-Eric Turner) on 1980-08-15

  Clyde Drexler
15 1-15
Blazers
Nuggets

 

Traded 1983 first round pick (#14-Clyde Drexler), 1984 second round pick (#32-Eric Turner) to Blazers for T.R. Dunn, 1983 first round pick (#15-Howard Carter) on 1980-08-15

  Howard Carter
16 1-16
Thunder
  Jon Sundvold
17 1-17
Nets
76ers

 

Traded Darryl Dawkins to Nets for 1983 first round pick (#17-Leo Rautins), $700K cash on 1982-08-27

  Leo Rautins
18 1-18
Bucks
  Randy Breuer
19 1-19
Spurs
  John Paxson
20 1-20
Suns
Cavaliers

 

Traded James Edwards, 1983 first round pick (#21-Greg Kite) to Suns for Jeff Cook, 1983 first round pick (#20-Roy Hinson), 1983 third round pick (#67-Derrick Hord), cash on 1983-02-08

  Roy Hinson
21 1-21
Celtics
Cavaliers

 

Traded Scott Wedman to Celtics for Darren Tillis, 1983 first round pick (#21-Greg Kite), cash on 1983-01-14

Suns

 

Traded Jeff Cook, 1983 first round pick (#20-Roy Hinson), 1983 third round pick (#67-Derrick Hord), cash to Cavaliers for James Edwards, 1983 first round pick (#21-Greg Kite) on 1983-02-08

Celtics

 

Traded Rick Robey, two 1983 second round picks (#28-Rod Foster) (#45-Paul Williams) to Suns for Dennis Johnson, 1983 first round pick (#21-Greg Kite), 1983 third round pick (#52-Winfred King) on 1983-06-27

Greg Kite
22 1-22
Lakers
Wizards

 

Agreed not to exercise their right of first refusal over restricted free agent Mitch Kupchak (who had recently signed an offer sheet with the Lakers) for Jim Chones, Brad Holland, 1982 second round pick (#44-Mike Gibson), 1983 first round pick (#22-Randy Wittman) on 1981-08-05

  Randy Wittman
23 1-23
76ers
Pacers

 

Traded Clemon Johnson, 1984 third round pick (#48-James Banks) to 76ers for Russ Schoene, 1983 first round pick (#23-Mitchell Wiggins), 1984 second round pick (#29-Stuart Gray) on 1983-02-15

  Mitchell Wiggins
24 1-24
Cavaliers
Bonus pick granted by NBA, in exchange for approximately $500,000, as compensation for previous owner Ted Stepian having traded away so many future first round picks   Stewart Granger
Round 2
25 2-1
Rockets
Wizards

 

Traded Elvin Hayes to Rockets for 1981 second round pick (#35-Charles Davis), 1983 second round pick (#25-Sidney Lowe) on 1981-06-08

Bulls

 

Agreed not to exercise their right of first refusal on restricted free agent Ricky Sobers in exchange for 1983 second round pick (#25-Sidney Lowe), 1985 second round pick (#35-Tyrone Corbin) on 1983-01-24

  Sidney Lowe
26 2-2
Pacers
  Leroy Combs
27 2-3
Cavaliers
  John Garris
28 2-4
Clippers
Celtics

 

Traded Kevin Kunnert, Kermit Washington, rights to Freeman Williams, future considerations (Sidney Wicks on 08-15) to Clippers for Nate Archibald, Marvin Barnes, Billy Knight, 1981 second round pick (#31-Danny Ainge), 1983 second round pick (#28-Rod Foster) on 1978-08-15

Suns

 

Traded Dennis Johnson, 1983 first round pick (#21-Greg Kite), 1983 third round pick (#52-Winfred King) to Celtics for Rick Robey, two 1983 second round picks (#28-Rod Foster) (#45-Paul Williams) on 1983-06-27

  Rod Foster
29 2-5
Bulls
  Larry Micheaux
30 2-6
Jazz
Mavericks

 

Traded Billy McKinney to Jazz for 1983 second round pick (#30-Mark West), future considerations (1984 second round pick (#40-Anthony Teachey)) on 1980-09-11

  Mark West
31 2-7
Warriors
Bulls

 

Traded 1982 second round pick (#38-Wayne Sappleton) to Warriors for 1983 second round pick (#31-Glenn "Doc" Rivers) on 1982-06-23

Hawks

 

Received 1983 second round pick (#31-Glenn "Doc" Rivers) from Bulls on 1983-06-07 as compensation for head coach Kevin Loughery

  Glenn "Doc" Rivers
32 2-8
Pistons
Wizards

 

Awarded 1981 third round pick (#48-Mike Ferrara), 1983 second round pick (#32-Michael Britt) from Pistons on 1980-11-12 as compensation for free agent Larry Wright

  Michael Britt
33 2-9
Mavericks
  Dirk Minniefield
34 2-10
Wizards
  Guy Williams
35 2-11
Hawks
Spurs

 

Traded George Johnson to Hawks for Jim Johnstone, 1983 second round pick (#35-Darrell Lockhart), 1985 second round pick (#31-Manute Bol) on 1982-09-27

  Darrell Lockhart
36 2-12
Knicks
Pacers

 

Traded Louis Orr to Knicks for 1983 second round pick (#36-Carlton "Scooter" McCray), cash on 1982-10-22

Cavaliers

 

Traded Brad Branson to Pacers for 1983 second round pick (#36-Carlton "Scooter" McCray) on 1982-10-25

Thunder

 

Seattle traded Lonnie Shelton to Cavaliers for 1983 second round pick (#36-Carlton "Scooter" McCray)), cash (believed to be ~$500K) on 1983-06-27

Carlton "Scooter" McCray
37 2-13
Nuggets
  David Russell
38 2-14
Kings
  Chris McNealy
39 2-15
Blazers
  Granville Waiters
40 2-16
Thunder
Hawks

 

Traded Armond Hill to Sonics for 1983 second round pick (#40-Jim Thomas), 1984 second round pick (#37-Ben Coleman), cash on 1980-12-02

Pacers

 

Traded Johnny Davis to Hawks for 1983 second round pick (#40-Jim Thomas), cash on 1982-12-31

 

Date 1982-12-31 per NBA Register, Pacers media guide, and AP, 1982-12-21 per Hawks media guide

  Jim Thomas
41 2-17
Nets
Bucks

 

Traded Mickey Johnson and the rights to Fred Roberts (who had been a second round pick of the Bucks in the 1982 draft, but was unsigned and playing in Europe at the time) to Nets for Phil Ford and a 1983 second round pick (#41-Ted Kitchel) on 1982-11-10

  Ted Kitchel
42 2-18
Bucks
  Mike Davis
43 2-19
Suns
Nets

 

Traded Rich Kelley to Suns for 1982 first round pick (#17-Brooke Steppe), 1983 second round pick (#43-Pace Mannion) on 1980-02-15

Warriors

 

Traded rights to Wayne Sappleton to Nets for 1983 second round pick (#43-Pace Mannion) on 1982-06-29

  Pace Mannion
44 2-20
Spurs
Rockets

 

Agreed to waive their right of first refusal over restricted free agent Mike Dunleavy (who had recently signed an offer sheet with Spurs) in exchange for 1983 second round pick (#44-Horace Owens) on 1982-10-16

Nets

 

Traded James Bailey to Rockets for 1983 second round pick (#44-Horace Owens), 1985 second round pick (#36-Yvon Joseph) on 1982-11-12

  Horace Owens
45 2-21
Celtics
Suns

 

Traded Dennis Johnson, 1983 first round pick (#21-Greg Kite), 1983 third round pick (#52-Winfred King) to Celtics for Rick Robey, two 1983 second round picks (#28-Rod Foster) (#45-Paul Williams) on 1983-06-27

  Paul Williams
46 2-22
Lakers
Nets

 

Traded Bob McAdoo to Lakers for 1983 second round pick (#46-Kevin Williams), cash on 1981-12-24

Spurs

 

Agreed to release head coach Stan Albeck from his contract (allowing the Nets to sign him as their head coach) in exchange for Fred Roberts, 1983 second round pick (#46-Kevin Williams), cash on 1983-06-07

  Kevin Williams
47 2-23
76ers
  Ken Lyons
Round 3
48 3-1
Rockets
  Craig Ehlo
49 3-2
Pacers
  Greg Jones
50 3-3
Cavaliers
  Paul Thompson
51 3-4
Clippers
Suns

 

Received 1981 third round pick (#62-Sam Clancy), 1983 third round pick (#51-Derek Whittenburg) from Clippers as compensation for Clippers 1980-10-14 signing of free agent Garfield Heard on 1981-02-03

  Derek Whittenburg
52 3-5
Bulls
Suns

 

Suns traded Johnny High to Bulls for 1983 third round pick (possibly #52-Winfred King) on 1981-10-01

 

Per Bulls media guide. 1982 third round pick per AP and other sources.

Celtics

 

Traded Rick Robey, two 1983 second round picks (#28-Rod Foster) (#45-Paul Williams) to Suns for Dennis Johnson, 1983 first round pick (#21-Greg Kite), 1983 third round pick (#52-Winfred King) on 1983-06-27

 

Winfred King
Suns

 

Suns agreed to waive their right of first refusal on veteran free agent Dudley Bradley in exchange for 1983 third round pick (probably #52-Winfred King) on 1983-10-02

 

Per UPI.

53 3-6
Warriors
  Michael Holton
54 3-7
Jazz
  Bobby Hansen
55 3-8
Pistons
  Erich Santifer
56 3-9
Mavericks
Cavaliers

 

Traded Chad Kinch, 1985 first round pick (#8-Detlef Schrempf) to Mavericks for Geoff Huston, 1983 third round pick (#56-Larry Anderson) on 1981-02-07

  Larry Anderson
57 3-10
Wizards
  Darren Daye
58 3-11
Hawks
  John Pinone
59 3-12
Knicks
Nets

 

Traded Ed Sherod to Knicks for 1983 third round pick (#59-Bruce Kuczenski) on 1982-09-30

  Bruce Kuczenski
60 3-13
Kings
  Steve Harriel
61 3-14
Nuggets
  David Little
62 3-15
Blazers
  Tom Piotrowski
63 3-16
Thunder
  Frank Burnell
64 3-17
Nets
76ers

 

Traded • Wilson Washington to Nets for • 1979 second round pick (#36-Clint Richardson) • 1982 second round pick (#36-Mitchell "J.J." Anderson) • 1983 third round pick (#64-Claude Riley) on 1978-01-31

  Claude Riley
65 3-18
Bucks
  Billy Goodwin
66 3-19
Spurs
Cavaliers

 

Traded Mike Bratz to Spurs for 1983 third round pick (#66-Les Craft) on 1981-10-28

  Les Craft
67 3-20
Suns
Cavaliers

 

Traded James Edwards, 1983 first round pick (#21-Greg Kite) to Suns for Jeff Cook, 1983 first round pick (#20-Roy Hinson), 1983 third round pick (#67-Derrick Hord), cash on 1983-02-08

  Derrick Hord
68 3-21
Celtics
  Craig Robinson
69 3-22
Lakers
  Orlando Phillips
70 3-23
76ers
  Dan Ruland
Round 4
71 4-1
Rockets
  Darrell Browder
72 4-2
Pacers
  Terry Fair
73 4-3
Cavaliers
  Dwight Jones
74 4-4
Clippers
76ers

 

Traded Lionel Hollins to Clippers for 1983 fourth round pick (#74-Kalpatrick Wells), 1984 second round pick (#29-Stuart Gray) on 1982-10-27

  Kalpatrick Wells
75 4-5
Bulls
  Ron Crevier
76 4-6
Jazz
  Doug Arnold
77 4-7
Warriors
  Pete Thibeaux
78 4-8
Pistons
  Steve Bouchie
79 4-9
Mavericks
  Johnny Martin
80 4-10
Wizards
  Dan Gay
81 4-11
Hawks
  Harry Kelley
82 4-12
Knicks
  Mark Jones
83 4-13
Nuggets
  York Gross
84 4-14
Kings
  Mike Jackson
85 4-15
Blazers
  Tim Dunham
86 4-16
Thunder
  Pete DeBisschop
87 4-17
Nets
  Barney Mines
88 4-18
Bucks
  Mark Nickens
89 4-19
Suns
  Sam Mosley
90 4-20
Spurs
Bulls

 

Traded rights to unsigned restricted free agent Coby Dietrick to Spurs for 1983 fourth round pick (#90-Brant Weidner) on 1983-01-18

 

Spurs signed Dietrick as a free agent and the Bulls received the pick as compensation per Spurs media guide.

Spurs

 

Traded the rights to unsigned restricted free agent Mike Bratz to Bulls for 1983 fourth round pick (#90-Brant Weidner) on 1983-03-08

  Brant Weidner
91 4-21
Celtics
  Carlos Clark
92 4-22
Lakers
  Terry Lewis
93 4-23
76ers
  Craig Robinson
Round 5
94 5-1
Rockets
  Chuck Barnett
95 5-2
Pacers
  Roger Stieg
96 5-3
Cavaliers
  Chris Logan
97 5-4
Clippers
  Manute Bol (later declared ineligible)
98 5-5
Bulls
  Tim Andree
99 5-6
Warriors
  Greg Hines
100 5-7
Jazz
  Mark Clark
101 5-8
Pistons
  Ken Austin
102 5-9
Mavericks
  Jim Lampley
103 5-10
Wizards
  Robin Dixon
104 5-11
Hawks
  Charles Jones
105 5-12
Knicks
  Troy Lee Mikell
106 5-13
Kings
  Lorenza Andrews
107 5-14
Nuggets
  James Braddock
108 5-15
Blazers
  Gary Monroe
109 5-16
Thunder
  Brad Watson
110 5-17
Nets
  Tyren Naulls
111 5-18
Bucks
  Mark Petteway
112 5-19
Spurs
  Jeff Pehl
113 5-20
Suns
  Rick Lamb
114 5-21
Celtics
  Bob Reitz
115 5-22
Lakers
  Danny Dixon
116 5-23
76ers
  Mike Milligan
Round 6
117 6-1
Rockets
  Jim Stack
118 6-2
Pacers
  Cliff Pruitt
119 6-3
Cavaliers
  Mel McLaughlin
120 6-4
Clippers
Bucks

 

Traded Robert Smith to Clippers for 1983 sixth round pick (#120-Russell Todd) on 1982-10-15

  Russell Todd
121 6-5
Bulls
  Ernest Patterson
122 6-6
Jazz
  Fred Gilliam
123 6-7
Warriors
  Tom Heywood
124 6-8
Pistons
  Derek Perry
125 6-9
Mavericks
  Billy Allen
126 6-10
Wizards
  Donald Carroll
127 6-11
Hawks
  Tom Bethea
128 6-12
Knicks
  Tony Simms
129 6-13
Nuggets
  Glenn Green
130 6-14
Kings
  Alvis Rogers
131 6-15
Blazers
  Derrick Pope
132 6-16
Thunder
  Tony Wilson
133 6-17
Nets
  Oscar Taylor
134 6-18
Bucks
  Charles Hurt
135 6-19
Suns
  Edward Bona
136 6-20
Spurs
  Ricky Hooker
137 6-21
Celtics
  Paul Atkins
138 6-22
Lakers
  Mark Steele
139 6-23
76ers
  Sedale Threatt
Round 7
140 7-1
Rockets
  Brian Kellerman
141 7-2
Pacers
  Tony Brown
142 7-3
Cavaliers
  John Columbo
143 7-4
Clippers
  Dan Evans
144 7-5
Bulls
  Jacque Hill
145 7-6
Warriors
  Peter Williams
146 7-7
Jazz
  Joe Kazanowski
147 7-8
Pistons
  Rob Gonzalez
148 7-9
Mavericks
  Terrell Schlundt
149 7-10
Wizards
  Danny Womack
150 7-11
Hawks
  Lex Drum
151 7-12
Knicks
  Desi Barimore
152 7-13
Kings
  Dane Suttle
153 7-14
Nuggets
  Maurice McDaniel
154 7-15
Blazers
  Paul Little
155 7-16
Thunder
  Tony Gattis
156 7-17
Nets
  Keith Bennett
157 7-18
Bucks
  Anthony Hicks
158 7-19
Spurs
  Keith Williams
159 7-20
Suns
  Fred Brown
160 7-21
Celtics
  Roy Jackson
161 7-22
Lakers
  Ricky Mixon
162 7-23
76ers
  Tony Bruin
Round 8
163 8-1
Rockets
  Jeff Bolding
164 8-2
Pacers
  Ray McCallum
165 8-3
Cavaliers
  Larry Tucker
166 8-4
Clippers
  Mark Gannon
167 8-5
Bulls
  Terry Bradley
168 8-6
Jazz
  Michael McCombs
169 8-7
Warriors
  Doug Harris
170 8-8
Pistons
  George Wenzel
171 8-9
Mavericks
  Bill Sadler
172 8-10
Wizards
  Bernard Perry
173 8-11
Hawks
  George Thomas
174 8-12
Knicks
  Mike Lang
175 8-13
Nuggets
  Cliff Tribus
176 8-14
Kings
  Preston Neumayr
177 8-15
Blazers
  Frank Smith
178 8-16
Thunder
  Ray Smith
179 8-17
Nets
  Joe Myers
180 8-18
Bucks
  Brett Burkholder
181 8-19
Suns
  Mike Mulquin
182 8-20
Spurs
  Norville Brown
183 8-21
Celtics
  Trent Johnson
184 8-22
76ers
  Gordon Austin
Round 9
185 9-1
Rockets
  James Campbell
186 9-2
Pacers
  Lynn Mitchem
187 9-3
Cavaliers
  Joe Brown
188 9-4
Clippers
  David Maxwell
189 9-5
Bulls
  Ray Orange
190 9-6
Warriors
  Greg Goorjiam
191 9-7
Jazz
  Ron Webb
192 9-8
Pistons
  Marlow McLain
193 9-9
Mavericks
  Sherrod Arnold
194 9-10
Wizards
  Ricky Moreland
195 9-11
Hawks
  Wil Kotchery
196 9-12
Knicks
  Charles Jones
197 9-13
Kings
  Bernard Hill
198 9-14
Nuggets
  Bobby Van Noy
199 9-15
Blazers
  Phil Hopson
200 9-16
Thunder
  Tony Washington
201 9-17
Nets
  Kevin Black
202 9-18
Bucks
  Bill Varner
203 9-19
Spurs
  Gary Gaspard
204 9-20
Suns
  Joe Dykstra
205 9-21
Celtics
  John Rice
206 9-22
76ers
  Charles Fisher
Round 10
207 10-1
Rockets
  Darrell Johnson [I]
208 10-2
Pacers
  Mark Smed
209 10-3
Cavaliers
  Jon Hanley
210 10-4
Clippers
  Keith Smith
211 10-5
Bulls
  Tom Emma
212 10-6
Jazz
  Odell Mosteller
213 10-7
Warriors
  Michael Zeno
214 10-8
Pistons
  Ike Person
215 10-9
Mavericks
  Clyde Corley
216 10-10
Wizards
  Isiah Singletary
217 10-11
Hawks
  Ronnie Carr
218 10-12
Knicks
  Bernard Randolph
219 10-13
Nuggets
  Cleveland McCrae
220 10-14
Kings
  Aaron Haskins
221 10-15
Blazers
  Russ Christianson
222 10-16
Thunder
  David Binion
223 10-17
Nets
  Rich Simkus
224 10-18
Bucks
  Bob Kelly
225 10-19
Suns
  Bo Overton
226 10-20
Spurs
  Lamar Heard
227 10-23
Celtics
  Andy Kupec
228 10-24
76ers
  Norm Horvitz [I]