1989 NBA draft

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1989 NBA Draft
General information
Date(s) June 27, 1989
Time 7:35 pm EDT
Location Felt Forum in New York, NY
Network(s) (US) TBS
First selection Pervis Ellison
NBA draft
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1989 NBA expansion draft

The 1989 NBA draft took place on June 27, 1989 in New York City, New York, USA. It has been regarded as one of the worst drafts in NBA history, along with the 1986 NBA Draft and the 2000 NBA Draft. Though the draft produced talented players such as Shawn Kemp, Glen Rice, Sean Elliott, Nick Anderson, Dana Barros, Tim Hardaway, Vlade Divac, Cliff Robinson, B. J. Armstrong and Mookie Blaylock, eight of the top ten picks were considered busts, including the first two picks Pervis Ellison and Danny Ferry. The draft was reduced from three rounds in the previous year to the two-round format still in use.

This was the first draft televised prime time on national television.[1]

* Denotes player who has been selected for (an) All-Star Game(s) and (an) All-NBA Team(s)
+ Denotes player who has been selected for (an) All-Star Game(s)
x Denotes player who has been selected for (an) All-NBA Team(s)

Round one[edit]

Glen Rice, the 4th pick
Michael Smith, the 13th pick
Shawn Kemp, the 17th pick
Vlade Divac, the 26th pick
Pick Player Nationality NBA Team School/Club Team
1 Pervis Ellison (C) USA Sacramento Kings Louisville
2 Danny Ferry (PF) USA Los Angeles Clippers Duke
3 Sean Elliott+ (SF/SG) USA San Antonio Spurs Arizona
4 Glen Rice* (SF) USA Miami Heat Michigan
5 J. R. Reid (PF/C) USA Charlotte Hornets North Carolina
6 Stacey King (C) USA Chicago Bulls (from New Jersey) Oklahoma
7 George McCloud (SG/SF) USA Indiana Pacers Florida State
8 Randy White (PF) USA Dallas Mavericks Louisiana Tech
9 Tom Hammonds (PF/C) USA Washington Bullets Georgia Tech
10 Pooh Richardson (PG) USA Minnesota Timberwolves UCLA
11 Nick Anderson (SF/SG) USA Orlando Magic Illinois
12 Mookie Blaylock+ (PG) USA New Jersey Nets (from Portland) Oklahoma
13 Michael Smith (PF) USA Boston Celtics Brigham Young
14 Tim Hardaway* (PG) USA Golden State Warriors Texas–El Paso
15 Todd Lichti (SG) USA Denver Nuggets Stanford
16 Dana Barros+ (PG) USA Seattle SuperSonics (from Houston via Golden State) Boston College
17 Shawn Kemp* (PF/C) USA Seattle SuperSonics (from Philadelphia) Trinity Valley CC
18 B. J. Armstrong+ (PG) USA Chicago Bulls (from Milwaukee via Seattle) Iowa
19 Kenny Payne (PF) USA Philadelphia 76ers (from Seattle) Louisville
20 Jeff Sanders (PF/C) USA Chicago Bulls Georgia Southern
21 Blue Edwards (SF/SG) USA Utah Jazz East Carolina
22 Byron Irvin (SG) USA Portland Trail Blazers (from New York) Missouri
23 Roy Marble (SG/SF) USA Atlanta Hawks Iowa
24 Anthony Cook (PF/C) USA Phoenix Suns (traded to Detroit)[2] Arizona
25 John Morton (PG) USA Cleveland Cavaliers Seton Hall
26 Vlade Divac+ (C)  Yugoslavia
( Serbia)
Los Angeles Lakers KK Partizan (Yugoslavia, now Serbia)
27 Kenny Battle (PF) USA Detroit Pistons (traded to Phoenix)[2] Illinois

Round two[edit]

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team School/Club Team
28 Sherman Douglas (G) USA Miami Heat Syracuse
29 Dyron Nix (F) USA Charlotte Hornets Tennessee
30 Frank Kornet (F) USA Milwaukee Bucks Vanderbilt
31 Jeff Martin (G) USA Los Angeles Clippers Murray State
32 Stanley Brundy (F) USA New Jersey Nets DePaul
33 Jay Edwards (G) USA Los Angeles Clippers Indiana
34 Gary Leonard (C) USA Minnesota Timberwolves Missouri
35 Pat Durham (F) USA Dallas Mavericks Colorado State
36 Cliff Robinson+ (PF/C) USA Portland Trail Blazers Connecticut
37 Michael Ansley (F) USA Orlando Magic Alabama
38 Doug West (G/F) USA Minnesota Timberwolves Villanova
39 Ed Horton (PF/C) USA Washington Bullets Iowa
40 Dino Rađa (PF)  Yugoslavia
( Croatia)
Boston Celtics KK Split (Yugoslavia, now Croatia)
41 Doug Roth (C) USA Washington Bullets Tennessee
42 Michael Cutright (SG) USA Denver Nuggets McNeese State
43 Chucky Brown (PF) USA Cleveland Cavaliers North Carolina State
44 Reggie Cross (PF) USA Philadelphia 76ers Hawaii
45 Scott Haffner (G) USA Miami Heat Evansville
46 Ricky Blanton (F) USA Phoenix Suns LSU
47 Reggie Turner (SF) USA Denver Nuggets UAB
48 Junie Lewis (PG) USA Utah Jazz South Alabama
49 Haywoode Workman (G) USA Atlanta Hawks Oral Roberts
50 Brian Quinnett (F) USA New York Knicks Washington State
51 Mike Morrison (G) USA Phoenix Suns Loyola (MD)
52 Greg Grant (G) USA Phoenix Suns Trenton State
53 Jeff Hodge (SG) USA Dallas Mavericks South Alabama
54 Toney Mack (SG) USA Philadelphia 76ers Georgia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NBA Draft Will Move To Prime-Time on TBS". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. March 15, 1989. pp. D4. 
  2. ^ a b The Pistons traded the rights to Kenny Battle and Micheal Williams to the Suns for rights to Anthony Cook on the draft day.
    Berry, Walter (June 28, 1989). "Associatred Press sports news". Associated Press. 

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