1997 NBA Draft Pick Transactions

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 Mavericks 1996 first round pick (#6-Antoine Walker), Mavericks 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 (lottery protected in 1996, top 6 protected 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, 1997, or 1998 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 to Hornets for Mike Gminski, conditional first round pick (1997 #20-Paul Grant) on 1994-02-24

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Blazers

 

Traded rights to Shawn Respert to Bucks for rights to Gary Trent, 1997 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 (Blazers' option) first round pick (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 (?-?) 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 (top 5 protected in 1997) (#25-John Thomas) on 1994-01-06

Raptors

 

Traded Jimmy King, Raptors right to swap 1997 first round picks with Timberwolves (not exercised), 1997 & 1998, or 1998 & 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 right 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), 1997 second round pick (#52-C.J. Bruton), 1997 conditional second round pick (?-?) to Grizzlies for two 1996 second round picks (#30-Othella Harrington) (#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), and agreed to release Director of Player Personnel Chris Wallace from his contract to Celtics for 1997 second round pick (#30-Mark Sanford) on 1997-05-27

  Mark Sanford
31 2-3
Spurs
Pistons

 

Traded Sean Elliott to Spurs for 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 1992-10-08

  Kebu Stewart
36 2-8
Raptors
76ers

 

Unknown.

  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 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
Wizards

 

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

  Predrag Drobnjak
49 2-21
Pistons
Hawks

 

Traded Stacey Augmon, Grant Long to Pistons for two conditional first round picks beginning with the 1998 draft (1999 #17-Cal Bowdler) (1999 #20-Dion Glover), Pistons least favorable 1997 second round pick (#49-Alain Digbeau), Pistons most favorable 1999 second round pick (#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 two 1996 second round picks (#30-Othella Harrington) (#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), 1997 conditional 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 two future second round draft considerations (1997 #53-Paul Rogers) (?-?) 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) to Heat for 1997 second round pick (#55-Ben Pepper) and Heat's agreeing to release Director of Player Personnel Chris Wallace from his contract on 1997-05-27

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