1997 NBA Draft Pick Transactions

June 25, 1997

yellow = data that is incomplete or uncertain

Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Round 1
1 1-1
Spurs
  Tim Duncan
2 1-2
76ers
  Keith Van Horn
3 1-3
Celtics
  Chauncey Billups
4 1-4
Grizzlies
  Antonio Daniels
5 1-5
Nuggets
  Tony Battie
6 1-6
Mavericks
Celtics

 

Traded • Eric Montross • 1996 first round pick (#9-Samaki Walker) to Mavericks for • 1996 first round pick (#6-Antoine Walker) • 1997 first round pick (#6-Ron Mercer) on 1996-06-21

  Ron Mercer
7 1-7
Nets
  Tim Thomas
8 1-8
Warriors
  Adonal Foyle
9 1-9
Raptors
  Tracy McGrady
10 1-10
Bucks
  Danny Fortson
11 1-11
Kings
  Olivier Saint-Jean (Tariq Abdul-Wahad)
12 1-12
Pacers
  Austin Croshere
13 1-13
Cavaliers
  Derek Anderson
L O T T E R Y
14 1-14
Clippers
  Maurice Taylor
15 1-15
Timberwolves
Mavericks

 

Traded • Sean Rooks to Timberwolves for • 1996 first round pick (protected lottery in 1996, top 6 in 1997, unprotected in 1998) (1997 #15-Kelvin Cato) on 1994-11-01

  Kelvin Cato
16 1-16
Suns
Cavaliers

 

Traded • John "Hot Rod" Williams to Suns for • Dan Majerle • Antonio Lang • 1996 or 1997 or 1998 (Cavaliers choice) conditional first round pick (1997 #16-Brevin Knight) on 1995-10-07

  Brevin Knight
 
Wizards
Forfeited 1997 first round pick due to the Juwan Howard contract situation  
17 1-17
Magic
  Johnny Taylor
18 1-18
Blazers
  Chris Anstey
19 1-19
Pistons
  Scot Pollard
20 1-20
Hornets
Bucks

 

Traded • Frank Brickowski • 1997 first round pick (#20-Paul Grant) to Hornets for • Mike Gminski on 1994-02-24

Blazers

 

Traded • rights to Shawn Respert to Bucks for • rights to Gary Trent • 1997 conditional first round pick (#20-Paul Grant) on 1995-06-28

Timberwolves

 

Traded • Isaiah Rider / J.R. Rider to Blazers for • James Robinson • Bill Curley • 1997 or 1998 first round pick (Blazers option) (1997 #20-Paul Grant) on 1996-07-23

Paul Grant
21 1-21
Lakers
Nets

 

Traded • George McCloud to Lakers for • Joe Kleine • 1997 first round pick (#21-Anthony Parker) • conditional second round pick (not exercised?) on 1997-02-20

  Anthony Parker
22 1-22
Hawks
  Ed Gray
23 1-23
Thunder
  Bobby Jackson
24 1-24
Rockets
  Rodrick Rhodes
25 1-25
Knicks
Mavericks

 

Traded • Derek Harper to Knicks for • Tony Campbell • 1997 first round pick (protected top 5 in 1997) (#25-John Thomas) on 1994-01-06

Raptors

 

Traded • Jimmy King • Raptors option to swap 1997 first round picks with Timberwolves (not exercised) • 1997 and 1998 or 1998 and 1999 second round picks (1998 #30-Ansu Sesay) (1999 #40-Gordan Giricek) to Mavericks for • Ronald "Popeye" Jones • 1997 first round pick (#25-John Thomas) • Raptors option to swap 1997 first round picks with Timberwolves (not exercised) on 1996-07-23

Knicks

 

Traded • Hubert Davis to Raptors for • 1997 first round pick (#25-John Thomas) on 1996-07-24

John Thomas
26 1-26
Heat
  Charles Smith
27 1-27
Jazz
  Jacque Vaughn
28 1-28
Bulls
  Keith Booth
Round 2
29 2-1
Grizzlies
Rockets

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Traded • Pete Chilcutt • Tim Breaux • 1996 first round pick (#22-Roy Rogers) • 1996 second round pick (#51-Chris Robinson) • 1997 second round pick (#52-C.J. Bruton) to Grizzlies for • 1996 second round pick (#30-Othella Harrington) • 1996 second round pick (#42-Randy Livingston) • 1997 second round pick (#29-Serge Zwikker) on 1996-06-19

  Serge Zwikker
30 2-2
Celtics
Heat

 

Traded • 1997 second round pick (#55-Ben Pepper) • Celtics right to sign Heat director of player personnel Chris Wallace as general manager to Celtics for • 1997 second round pick (#30-Mark Sanford) • Celtics right to sign Heat director of player personnel Chris Wallace as general manager on 1997-05-27

  Mark Sanford
31 2-3
Spurs
Pistons

 

Traded • Sean Elliott to Spurs for • rights to Bill Curley • 1997 second round pick (#31-Charles O'Bannon) on 1994-07-19

  Charles O'Bannon
32 2-4
Nuggets
  James Cotton
33 2-5
76ers
  Marko Milic
34 2-6
Mavericks
  Bubba Wells
35 2-7
Nets
76ers

 

Traded • Jayson Williams to Nets for • 1994 second round pick (#41-William Njoku) • 1997 second round pick (#35-Kebu Stewart) on 1992-09-18

  Kebu Stewart
36 2-8
Raptors
76ers

 

Traded • Sharone Wright • 76ers option to swap 1996 or 1997 first round picks with Raptors (not exercised) to Raptors for • Tony Massenburg • Ed Pinckney • 76ers option to swap 1996 or 1997 first round picks with Raptors (not exercised) • 1997 conditional second round pick (if 76ers do not swap 1996 or 1997 first round picks with Raptors) (#36-James Collins) • 1997 conditional second round pick (if 76ers do not swap first round picks with Raptors in 1996) (#32-Ryan Minor) on 1996-02-22

  James Collins
37 2-9
Warriors
  Marc Jackson
38 2-10
Bucks
  Jerald Honeycutt
39 2-11
Kings
  Anthony Johnson
40 2-12
Clippers
Pistons

 

Traded • William Bedford • rights to Don MacLean to Clippers for • Olden Polynice • 1996 second round pick (#39-Russ Millard) • 1997 second round pick (#40-Eddie Elisma) on 1992-06-24

Thunder

 

Traded • rights to Ron Riley to Pistons for • 1997 second round pick (#40-Eddie Elisma) on 1996-06-28

  Eddie Elisma
41 2-13
Pacers
Nuggets

 

Traded • Mark Jackson • LaSalle Thompson to Pacers for • Vincent Askew • Eddie Johnson • 1997 second round pick (#41-Jason Lawson) • 1998 second round pick (#54-Tremaine Fowlkes) on 1997-02-20

  Jason Lawson
42 2-14
Suns
  Stephen Jackson
43 2-15
Timberwolves
  Gordon Malone
44 2-16
Cavaliers
  Cedric Henderson
45 2-17
Wizards
  God Shammgod
46 2-18
Magic
  Eric Washington
47 2-19
Blazers
  Alvin Williams
48 2-20
Hornets
Bullets

 

Traded • Michael Adams to Hornets for • 1996 second round pick (#55-Ronnie Henderson) • 1997 second round pick (#48-Predrag Drobnjak) on 1994-08-02

Wizards

 

Bullets renamed Wizards on 1997-07-01

  Predrag Drobnjak
49 2-21
Pistons
Hawks

 

Traded • Stacey Augmon • Grant Long to Pistons for • conditional first round pick beginning with the 1998 draft (1999 #17-Cal Bowdler) • conditional first round pick beginning with the 1998 draft (1999 #20-Dion Glover) • 1997 second round pick (Pistons least favorable) (#49-Alain Digbeau) • 1999 second round pick (Pistons most favorable) (#49-Lari Ketner) on 1996-07-15

  Alain Digbeau
50 2-22
Hawks
  Chris Crawford
51 2-23
Lakers
  DeJuan Wheat
52 2-24
Rockets
Grizzlies

 

Traded • 1996 second round pick (#30-Othella Harrington) • 1996 second round pick (#42-Randy Livingston) • 1997 second round pick (#29-Serge Zwikker) to Rockets for • Pete Chilcutt • Tim Breaux • 1996 first round pick (#22-Roy Rogers) • 1997 second round pick (#52-C.J. Bruton) • conditional 1997 second round pick (?-?) on 1996-06-19

The conditional pick may never have been exercised (or possibly it's just an inadvertent duplicate of the first 1997 second round pick?)

  C.J. Bruton
53 2-25
Knicks
Lakers

 

Traded • Doug Christie to Knicks for • 1997 second round pick (#53-Paul Rogers) • second round pick (unknown 1998 ?-?) on 1994-10-13

  Paul Rogers
54 2-26
Thunder
  Mark Blount
55 2-27
Heat
Celtics

 

Traded • 1997 second round pick (#30-Mark Sanford) • Celtics right to sign Heat director of player personnel Chris Wallace as general manager to Heat for • 1997 second round pick (#55-Ben Pepper) • Celtics right to sign Heat director of player personnel Chris Wallace as general manager on 1997-05-27

  Ben Pepper
56 2-28
Jazz
  Nate Erdmann
57 2-29
Bulls
  Roberto Cuenas