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2004 NBA Draft
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General information
Date(s) June 24, 2004
Time 7:00 pm (EDT)
Location Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York
Network(s) (US) ESPN
First selection Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
NBA draft
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2004 NBA expansion draft

The 2004 NBA draft was held on June 24, 2004, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, and was broadcast live on ESPN at 7:00 pm (EDT). In this draft, National Basketball Association teams took turns selecting amateur college basketball players and other first-time eligible players. The NBA announced that 56 college and high school players and 38 international players had filed as early-entry candidates for the 2004 draft.[1] On May 26, the NBA draft lottery was conducted for the teams that did not make the NBA Playoffs in the 2003–04 NBA season. The Orlando Magic, who had a 25 percent chance of obtaining the first selection, won the lottery, while the Los Angeles Clippers and the Chicago Bulls were second and third respectively. As an expansion team, the Charlotte Bobcats had been assigned the fourth selection in the draft and did not participate in the lottery.[2] The Minnesota Timberwolves forfeited their first-round pick due to salary cap violations.[3]

After the completion of the regular season, Emeka Okafor, the Bobcats' historical first rookie draft pick,[4] was named Rookie of the Year, while Ben Gordon earned the Sixth Man Award, becoming the first rookie in NBA history to do so.[5]

While Okafor and Gordon each have had solid NBA careers, Dwight Howard became a seven-time All-Star and All-NBA selection, and three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year. He also had the distinction as the only NBA player straight out of high school to start all 82 games as a rookie.

Key[edit]

G Guard PG Point guard SG Shooting guard F Forward SF Small forward PF Power forward C Center
* Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team
+ Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game
x Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-NBA Team
# Denotes player who never played in the NBA regular season and playoffs

Draft selections[edit]

Dwight Howard, the 1st pick of the Orlando Magic
Emeka Okafor, the 2nd pick of the Charlotte Bobcats
Ben Gordon, the 3rd pick of the Chicago Bulls
Shaun Livingston, the 4th pick of the Los Angeles Clippers
Devin Harris, the 5th pick of the Washington Wizards (traded to Dallas)
Josh Childress, the 6th pick of the Atlanta Hawks
Luol Deng, the 7th pick of the Phoenix Suns (traded to Chicago)
Andre Iguodala, the 9th pick of the Philadelphia 76ers
Al Jefferson, the 15th pick of the Boston Celtics
Josh Smith, the 17th pick of the Milwaukee Bucks (traded to Atlanta via. Detroit and Dallas
Jameer Nelson, the 20th pick of the Denver Nuggets (traded to Orlando)
Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team School/club team
1 1 Howard, DwightDwight Howard* C  United States Orlando Magic Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (Atlanta, GA) HS Sr.
1 2 Okafor, EmekaEmeka Okafor PF/C  United States Charlotte Bobcats (from L.A. Clippers)[6] Connecticut (Jr.)
1 3 Gordon, BenBen Gordon G  United Kingdom[7] Chicago Bulls Connecticut (Jr.)
1 4 Livingston, ShaunShaun Livingston PG  United States Los Angeles Clippers (from Charlotte)[6] Peoria HS (Peoria, IL) HS Sr.
1 5 Harris, DevinDevin Harris+ G  United States Washington Wizards (traded to Dallas)[8] Wisconsin (Jr.)
1 6 Childress, JoshJosh Childress G/F  United States Atlanta Hawks Stanford (Jr.)
1 7 Deng, LuolLuol Deng+ SF  South Sudan
 United Kingdom[9]
Phoenix Suns (traded to Chicago)[10] Duke (Fr.)
1 8 Araújo, RafaelRafael Araújo C  Brazil Toronto Raptors BYU (Sr.)
1 9 Iguodala, AndreAndre Iguodala+ G/F  United States Philadelphia 76ers Arizona (So.)
1 10 Jackson, LukeLuke Jackson SF  United States Cleveland Cavaliers Oregon (Sr.)
1 11 Biedriņš, AndrisAndris Biedriņš F/C  Latvia Golden State Warriors Skonto (Latvia) 1986
1 12 Swift, RobertRobert Swift C  United States Seattle SuperSonics Bakersfield HS (Bakersfield, CA) HS Sr.
1 13 Telfair, SebastianSebastian Telfair PG  United States Portland Trail Blazers Lincoln HS (Brooklyn, NY) HS Sr.
1 14 Humphries, KrisKris Humphries F  United States Utah Jazz Minnesota (Fr.)
1 15 Jefferson, AlAl Jeffersonx PF  United States Boston Celtics Prentiss HS (Prentiss, MS) HS Sr.
1 16 Snyder, KirkKirk Snyder SG  United States Utah Jazz (from New York via Phoenix)[11] Nevada (Jr.)
1 17 Smith, JoshJosh Smith SF  United States Atlanta Hawks (from Milwaukee via Denver and Detroit)[12][13] Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA) HS Sr.
1 18 Smith, J. R.J. R. Smith SG  United States New Orleans Hornets St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, NJ) HS Sr.
1 19 Wright, DorellDorell Wright SF  United States Miami Heat South Kent School (Connecticut) HS Sr.
1 20 Nelson, JameerJameer Nelson+ PG  United States Denver Nuggets (traded to Orlando)[14] Saint Joseph's (Sr.)
1 21 Podkolzin, PavelPavel Podkolzin C  Russia Utah Jazz (from Houston,[15] traded to Dallas)[16] Metis Varese (Italy) 1985
1 22 Khryapa, ViktorViktor Khryapa SF  Russia New Jersey Nets (traded to Portland)[17] CSKA Moscow (Russia) 1982
1 23 Monia, SergeiSergei Monia SG  Russia Portland Trail Blazers (from Memphis)[18] CSKA Moscow (Russia) 1983
1 24 West, DelonteDelonte West PG  United States Boston Celtics (from Dallas)[19] Saint Joseph's (Jr.)
1 25 Allen, TonyTony Allen SG  United States Boston Celtics (from Detroit)[13] Oklahoma State (Sr.)
1 26 Martin, KevinKevin Martin SG  United States Sacramento Kings Western Carolina (Jr.)
1 27 Vujačić, SašaSaša Vujačić SG  Slovenia Los Angeles Lakers Snaidero Udine (Italy) 1984
1 28 Udrih, BenoBeno Udrih PG  Slovenia San Antonio Spurs Breil Milano (Italy) 1982
1 29 Harrison, DavidDavid Harrison C  United States Indiana Pacers Colorado (Jr.)
1 30 Forfeited Pick Minnesota Timberwolves (forfeited their first-round pick due to salary cap violations)[20]
2 31 Varejão, AndersonAnderson Varejão F/C  Brazil Orlando Magic (traded to Cleveland)[21] FC Barcelona (Spain) 1982
2 32 Vroman, JacksonJackson Vroman C  Lebanon Chicago Bulls (traded to Phoenix)[10] Iowa State (Sr.)
2 33 Ramos, Peter JohnPeter John Ramos C  Puerto Rico Washington Wizards Caguas (Puerto Rico) 1985
2 34 Chalmers, LionelLionel Chalmers PG  United States Los Angeles Clippers (from Charlotte)[6] Xavier (Sr.)
2 35 Smith, DontaDonta Smith SF  United States Atlanta Hawks Southeastern Illinois (So.)
2 36 Emmett, AndreAndre Emmett F/G  United States Seattle SuperSonics (from L.A. Clippers,[22] traded to Memphis)[23] Texas Tech (Sr.)
2 37 Burks, AntonioAntonio Burks PG  United States Orlando Magic (from Phoenix,[24] traded to Memphis)[25] Memphis (Sr.)
2 38 Ivey, RoyalRoyal Ivey PG  United States Atlanta Hawks (from Philadelphia)[26] Texas (Sr.)
2 39 Duhon, ChrisChris Duhon PG  United States Chicago Bulls (from Toronto)[27] Duke (Sr.)
2 40 Miralles, AlbertAlbert Miralles# PF  Spain Toronto Raptors (from Cleveland,[28] traded to Miami)[29] Roseto Basket (Italy) 1982
2 41 Reed, JustinJustin Reed SF  United States Boston Celtics Mississippi (Sr.)
2 42 Young, DavidDavid Young# G  United States Seattle SuperSonics North Carolina Central (Sr.)
2 43 Sanikidze, ViktorViktor Sanikidze# SF  Georgia Atlanta Hawks (from Golden State via Philadelphia and Orlando,[30] traded to San Antonio)[31] Dijon (France) 1986
2 44 Ariza, TrevorTrevor Ariza SF  United States
 Dominican Republic
New York Knicks UCLA (Fr.)
2 45 Pickett, TimTim Pickett# SG  United States New Orleans Hornets Florida State (Sr.)
2 46 Robinson, BernardBernard Robinson SF  United States Charlotte Bobcats (from Milwaukee)[32] Michigan (Sr.)
2 47 Seung-Jin, HaHa Seung-Jin C  South Korea Portland Trail Blazers Yonsei University (South Korea) 1985
2 48 Sow, PapePape Sow PF  Senegal Miami Heat (traded to Toronto)[29] Cal State Fullerton (Sr.)
2 49 Minard, RickyRicky Minard# SG  United States Sacramento Kings (from Utah)[33] Morehead State (Sr.)
2 50 Lishouk, SergeiSergei Lishouk# PF  Ukraine Memphis Grizzlies (from Denver via Orlando)[34] Khimik Yuzhny (Ukraine) 1982
2 51 Spanoulis, VassilisVassilis Spanoulis PG  Greece Dallas Mavericks (from Houston via Denver,[35] traded to Houston)[36] Maroussi (Greece) 1982
2 52 Drejer, ChristianChristian Drejer# SF  Denmark New Jersey Nets FC Barcelona (Spain) 1982
2 53 Sato, RomainRomain Sato# SG  Central African Republic San Antonio Spurs (from Memphis)[37] Xavier (Sr.)
2 54 Freije, MattMatt Freije SF  Lebanon Miami Heat (from Dallas)[38] Vanderbilt (Sr.)
2 55 Paulding, RickeyRickey Paulding# SG  United States Detroit Pistons Missouri (Sr.)
2 56 Flores, LuisLuis Flores PG  Dominican Republic Houston Rockets (from Sacramento[33] via Utah,[15] traded to Golden State[39] via Dallas)[36] Manhattan (Sr.)
2 57 Douthit, MarcusMarcus Douthit# PF  United States Los Angeles Lakers Providence (Sr.)
2 58 Karaulov, SergeiSergei Karaulov# G  Russia San Antonio Spurs
2 59 Stepp, BlakeBlake Stepp# PG  United States Minnesota Timberwolves Gonzaga (Sr.)
2 60 Wright, RashadRashad Wright# G  United States Indiana Pacers Georgia (Sr.)

Notable undrafted players[edit]

These players not selected in the draft have played at least one game in the NBA.

Player Position Nationality School/club team
Barrett, AndreAndre Barrett PG  United States Seton Hall (Sr.)
Bobbitt, TonyTony Bobbitt SG  United States Cincinnati (Sr.)
Brown, AndreAndre Brown C/PF  United States DePaul (Sr.)
Butler, JackieJackie Butler C/PF  United States Coastal Christian Academy (Virginia Beach, Virginia) (HS Sr.)
Daniels, ErikErik Daniels SF  United States Kentucky (Sr.)
Edwards, JohnJohn Edwards C  United States Kent State (Sr.)
Farmer, DesmonDesmon Farmer SG  United States USC (Sr.)
Fitch, GeraldGerald Fitch SG  United States Kentucky (Sr.)
Haddadi, HamedHamed Haddadi C  Iran Paykan Tehran (Iran) 1985
Reiner, JaredJared Reiner C  United States Iowa (Sr.)
Thomas, JamesJames Thomas PF  United States Texas (Sr.)
Wilkins, DamienDamien Wilkins SF  United States Georgia (Sr.)

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Early Entry Candidates Announced For 2004 NBA Draft". NBA. Retrieved May 26, 2007. 
  2. ^ "2004 NBA Draft Lottery: How It Works". NBA. Retrieved May 24, 2007. 
  3. ^ "NBA Punishes Timberwolves for Secret Deal with Smith". NBA. Archived from the original on 16 May 2007. Retrieved May 24, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Bobcats Select Emeka Okafor As First-Ever Rookie Draft Pick". NBA. Retrieved May 24, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Bulls' Gordon first rookie to win NBA Sixth Man Award. The best player that came out of this draft was Devin Harris the 2008–09 Most Improved Player". Canada: CBC. May 3, 2005. Retrieved May 24, 2007. 
  6. ^ a b c The Clippers traded No. 2 pick to the Bobcats for No. 4 and No. 33 picks on June 21, 2004. The Bobcats agreed to select Predrag Drobnjak from the Clippers in the Expansion Selection.
    "Bobcats deal with Clippers, move up to No. 2". USA Today. June 22, 2004. Retrieved May 23, 2007. 
  7. ^ Gordon is eligible to play in FIBA competition for either the United States or Great Britain. Additionally, he can play for England in the Commonwealth Games. He was born in London, England, UK and then emigrated to Mount Vernon, New York, USA.
    "Hey, Ben, U.K. wants you". Chicago Sun-Times. April 13, 2007. Retrieved May 26, 2007. 
  8. ^ The Wizards traded the draft rights to Devin Harris along with Christian Laettner, and Jerry Stackhouse to the Mavericks for Antawn Jamison and cash considerations on the draft day.
    "Mavs Trade Antawn Jamison to Washington". NBA. Archived from the original on 15 April 2007. Retrieved May 23, 2007. 
  9. ^ Luol Deng became a naturalized British citizen in 2006, and now plays for Great Britain in FIBA competitions and is also eligible to play for England in the Commonwealth Games.
  10. ^ a b The Suns traded the No. 7 pick to the Bulls for a second-round pick (No. 31) and $3 million in cash on the draft day.
    "Suns trade draft pick". The Associated Press. June 24, 2004. 
  11. ^ The Knicks traded this pick along with Antonio McDyess, Howard Eisley, Charlie Ward, Maciej Lampe, the rights to Milos Vujanic and a future first-round pick (protected through 2010) to the Suns for Stephon Marbury, Penny Hardaway and Cezary Trybanski on January 5, 2004.
    Sheridan, Chris (January 5, 2004). "Marbury traded to Knicks". The Associated Press. 
    The Suns traded this pick along with Tom Gugliotta, a future first-round pick (acquired from New York and is protected through 2010) and cash considerations to the Jazz for Keon Clark and Ben Handlogten on February 19, 2004.
    "Jazz send Clark, Handlogten to Suns for Gugliotta". The Associated Press. February 19, 2004. 
  12. ^ The Bucks traded this pick along with Scott Williams to the Nuggets for Kevin Willis and Aleksandar Radojevic on October 22, 2001. As part of the trade, the Bucks traded Kevin Willis to the Rockets for a future second-round pick (No. 39 in the 2006 NBA draft).
    "Bucks trade Williams". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved May 24, 2007. 
    The Nuggets traded this pick along with Don Reid and Mengke Bateer to the Pistons for Rodney White on October 1, 2002.
    "Rodney White traded to Nuggets". Canada: CBC. October 1, 2002. Retrieved May 24, 2007. 
  13. ^ a b The Pistons traded the No. 25 pick along with Chucky Atkins and Lindsey Hunter to the Celtics; and Bobby Sura and Zeljko Rebraca and the No. 17 pick (received from the Bucks) to the Hawks. In return, the Pistons received Mike James from the Celtics and Rasheed Wallace from the Hawks. The Celtics also traded Chris Mills to the Hawks. The trade was announced on February 19, 2004.
    Golen, Jimmy (February 19, 2004). "Celtics get Atkins, Hunter draft pick for James". The Associated Press. 
  14. ^ The Nuggets traded the draft rights of Jameer Nelson to the Magic for a future first-round pick (#20 in 2005 NBA Draft) on the draft day.
    "Magic Obtain Draft Rights to Jameer Nelson". NBA. Retrieved May 24, 2007. 
  15. ^ a b The Rockets traded the No. 21 pick along with Glen Rice and two future second-round draft picks (from Chicago; No. 51 in the 2005 NBA draft and No. 46 in the 2006 NBA draft) to the Jazz for John Amaechi and the No. 55 pick (received from Sacramento in the Keon Clark trade) on September 30, 2003.
    "Jazz trade John Amaechi". NBA. Retrieved May 24, 2007. 
  16. ^ The Jazz traded the rights to Pavel Podkolzine to the Mavericks for a future first-round pick (#27 in the 2005 NBA draft) on the draft day.
    "Jazz Draft Three; Trade One". NBA. Retrieved May 24, 2007. 
  17. ^ The Nets traded the draft rights to Viktor Khryapa to the Trail Blazers for Eddie Gill and cash considerations on the draft day.
    "Nets trade 22nd pick overall to Portland". ESPN. Retrieved May 24, 2007. 
  18. ^ The Grizzlies traded this pick along with Wesley Person to the Trail Blazers for Bonzi Wells on December 3, 2003.
    "Bonzi on the Move". NBA. Archived from the original on 26 April 2007. Retrieved May 24, 2007. 
  19. ^ The Mavericks traded this pick along with Raef LaFrentz, Jiri Welsch, and Chris Mills to the Celtics for Antoine Walker and Tony Delk on October 20, 2003.
    Springer, Shira (October 21, 2003). "Celtics deal Walker to Dallas". Boston Globe. Retrieved May 24, 2007. 
  20. ^ "NBA Restores Timberwolves' 2005 Draft Pick". NBA. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  21. ^ The Magic traded the draft rights to Anderson Varejão along with Drew Gooden and Steven Hunter to the Cavaliers for Tony Battie and two future second-round draft picks (No. 44 in the 2005 NBA draft and No. 54 in the 2007 NBA draft) on July 23, 2004.
    "Magic Acquire Tony Battie, Picks from Cleveland". NBA. Retrieved May 23, 2007. 
  22. ^ The Clippers traded this pick to the SuperSonics for Predrag Drobnjak on September 29, 2003.
    "Clippers trade for centre Drobnjak". Canada: CBC. September 30, 2003. Retrieved May 25, 2007. 
  23. ^ The SuperSonics traded this pick to the Grizzlies for a 2005 second-round draft pick (No. 48) and cash considerations on draft day.
    "Grizzlies sign Emmett, Burks to two-year deals". The Associated Press. July 7, 2004. 
  24. ^ The Suns traded this pick to the Magic for Donnell Harvey on December 23, 2003.
    "Suns get Harvey in trade with Magic". The Associated Press. December 23, 2003. 
  25. ^ The Magic traded this pick to the Grizzlies for cash considerations on the draft day.
    "Grizzlies sign Emmett, Burks to two-year deals". The Associated Press. July 7, 2004. 
  26. ^ The 76ers traded this pick along with the 2006 second-round pick (#42) to the Hawks for Efthimios Rentzias on June 26, 2002.
    "Sixers Trade Two Future Second round Picks For Rights To Efthimios Rentzias". NBA. Retrieved May 25, 2007. 
  27. ^ The Raptors traded this pick to the Bulls for a 2003 second-round pick (#45 pick) on June 26, 2003.
    Gray, Kevin (June 27, 2003). "Toronto trades for Bonner". The Union Leader. 
  28. ^ The Cavaliers traded this pick along with Lamond Murray to the Raptors for Michael Stewart and a future first-round pick (#22 in the 2007 NBA draft) on September 26, 2002.
    "Cavaliers Trade Murray to Raptors". The Washington Post. September 26, 2002. 
  29. ^ a b The Raptors traded the draft rights to Albert Miralles to the Heat for the draft rights of Pape Sow and the 2005 second-round pick (#58) on the draft day.
    "HEAT Acquire Draft Rights to Albert Miralles & Select Matt Freije in Second round of 2004 NBA Draft". NBA. Retrieved May 25, 2007. 
  30. ^ The Warriors traded this pick to the 76ers for Jiri Welsch on June 26, 2002. The 76ers traded this pick along with Monty Williams and cash considerations to the Magic for a conditional second-round pick on December 23, 2003.
    "Sixers trade Monty Williams to Magic for draft pick". The Associated Press. December 23, 2003. 
    The Magic traded this pick to the Hawks for Anthony Johnson on February 24, 2000.
    Sheridan, Chris (February 24, 2000). "Only one minor deal as trading deadline passes". The Associated Press. 
  31. ^ The Hawks traded the draft rights to Viktor Sanikidze to the Spurs for a future second round draft pick (#59 in the 2005 NBA draft) and cash considerations on the draft day.
    "Spurs Acquire Sanikidze from Atlanta". NBA. Retrieved May 16, 2009. 
  32. ^ The Bucks traded this pick to the Bobcats for Zaza Pachulia on June 23, 2004.
    "'Cats wheel, deal hope for Okafor". USA Today. June 23, 2004. Retrieved May 25, 2007. 
  33. ^ a b The Kings traded No. 55 along with Keon Clark and a 2007 second-round pick to the Jazz for the No. 48 pick on August 5, 2003.
    "Kings Trade Keon Clark". NBA. Retrieved May 25, 2007. 
  34. ^ The Nuggets traded this pick to the Magic for Don Reid and a future first-round pick (#22 in the 2006 NBA draft) on August 1, 2002.
    "Nuggets acquire F Don Reid". The Associated Press. August 1, 2002. 
    The Magic traded this pick along with Mike Miller, Ryan Humphrey, and a first-round pick (#27 in the 2003 NBA draft) to the Grizzlies for Drew Gooden, Gordan Giricek and cash considerations on February 19, 2003.
    "Magic ship Miller to Grizzlies". Canada: CBC. February 21, 2003. Retrieved May 25, 2007. 
  35. ^ The Rockets traded this pick to the Nuggets and Kenny Thomas to the 76ers; the Nuggets traded James Posey to the Rockets; the 76ers traded a first-round pick (#16 in the 2005 NBA draft) along with Art Long and Mark Bryant to the Nuggets in a three-team deal on December 18, 2002.
    "76ers get Thomas, Posey to Rockets in three-team deal". Agence France Presse. December 19, 2002. 
    The Nuggets traded this pick to the Mavericks for a second-round pick (#57 pick in 2003 NBA draft) on June 26, 2003.
    "Xue Yuyang Joins Denver After Dallas Draft". China Internet Information Center. June 28, 2003. Retrieved May 25, 2007. 
  36. ^ a b The Rockets traded the draft rights to Luis Flores and cash considerations to the Mavericks for the draft rights to Vasileios Spanoulis on the draft day.
    "Rockets Trade for Spanoulis in 2004 NBA Draft". NBA. Retrieved May 16, 2009. 
  37. ^ The Grizzlies traded this pick to the Spurs for the rights to Gordan Giricek on June 28, 2002.
    "Grizzlies sign Croatian guard". The Associated Press. July 17, 2002. 
  38. ^ The Mavericks traded this pick to the Heat for Tim Hardaway on August 22, 2001.
    "Mavs Acquire Hardaway from Heat". NBA. Retrieved May 25, 2007. 
  39. ^ The Mavericks traded the draft rights to Luis Flores along with Christian Laettner, Eduardo Nájera, the rights to Mladen Šekularac, two future first-round draft picks and cash considerations to the Warriors for Erick Dampier, Evan Eschmeyer and the rights to Steve Logan on August 24, 2004.
    "Mavs Complete Trade with Golden State". NBA. Retrieved May 18, 2009. 

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