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2007 NBA draft
General information
Date(s) June 28, 2007
Time 7:30 pm (EDT)
Location Madison Square Garden
in New York City, New York
Network(s) (US) ESPN
First selection Greg Oden, Portland Trail Blazers
NBA draft
2006 2008 >
A basketball player, wearing a black jersey with the word "PORTLAND" and the number 52 on the front, stands on a basketball court.
Greg Oden was selected first overall by the Portland Trail Blazers.

The 2007 NBA draft was held on June 28, 2007 at the WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. It was broadcast on television in 115 countries.[1] In this draft, National Basketball Association (NBA) teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players.

Freshman Greg Oden from Ohio State University was drafted first overall by the Portland Trail Blazers, who won the draft lottery.[2] However, he missed the 2007–08 season due to microfracture surgery on his right knee during the pre-season.[3] Another freshman, Kevin Durant, was drafted second overall from the University of Texas by the Seattle SuperSonics,[4] and went on to win the Rookie of the Year Award for the 2007–08 season.[5] Oden and Durant became the first freshmen to be selected with the top two picks in the draft.[6] Al Horford, the son of former NBA player Tito Horford, was drafted third by the Atlanta Hawks.[7] Of the three top picks, only Durant and Horford were able to enjoy solid All-Star careers, while Oden was beset by numerous microfracture surgeries on both knees that limited him to only 82 games from 2008 to 2010. As of the end of the 2012–13 NBA season, Oden has signed with the Miami Heat.

On the night after the draft, the Seattle SuperSonics traded seven-time All-Star Ray Allen along with the draft rights of the 35th pick Glen Davis to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Delonte West, Wally Szczerbiak and the draft rights to the 5th pick Jeff Green.[8] The Portland Trail Blazers and the New York Knicks were also involved in a multi-player trade that sent Zach Randolph to the Knicks and Steve Francis to the Blazers.[9] Apart from those two trades, nine further draft-day trades were announced.[10]

The 2007 Draft marked the first time three players drafted in the top 10 came from the same school: the University of Florida.[11] Florida, the 2007 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Basketball champion, tied the record set by the University of Connecticut in 2006 with five players selected in the first two rounds of an NBA draft.[12] Florida joined nine other schools, including Connecticut, that had five players selected in an NBA draft, second only to UNLV, which had six players selected in the eight-round 1977 draft.[12][13] Five players who competed in the 2007 NCAA Basketball National Championship Final were selected in the top 10; three players came from Florida, and two players came from the runner-up, Ohio State University.[14] This draft also set the record number of freshmen drafted in the first round when eight freshmen were selected.[15] Of the 60 players drafted, eight were freshmen, five were sophomores, 14 were juniors, 20 were seniors, and 13 were international players without U.S. college basketball experience. The Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors were the only NBA teams who did not have a draft pick this year, although Indiana and Toronto each acquired a drafted player's rights after the draft.[10]

Eligibility[edit]

Further information: Eligibility for the NBA draft

The basic requirements for draft eligibility are:

  • All drafted players must be at least 19 years of age during the calendar year of the draft (i.e., born on or before December 31, 1988).[16]
  • Any player who is not an "international player", as defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), must be at least one year removed from the graduation of his high school class.[16]

The CBA defines "international players" as players who permanently resided outside the U.S. for three years before the draft, did not complete high school in the U.S., and have never enrolled at a U.S. college or university.[17]

The basic requirement for automatic eligibility for a U.S. player is the completion of his college eligibility.[18] Players who meet the CBA definition of "international players" are automatically eligible if their 22nd birthday falls during or before the calendar year of the draft (i.e., born on or before December 31, 1985).[19]

A player who is not automatically eligible must declare his eligibility for the draft by notifying the NBA offices in writing no later than 60 days before the draft.[20][21] An early entry candidate is allowed to withdraw his eligibility for the draft by notifying the NBA offices in writing no later than 10 days before the draft.[22] On June 19, 2007, NBA announced that 32 college players and 6 international players had filed as early-entry candidates for the 2007 Draft, while 46 players who had previously declared as early entry candidates had withdrawn from the draft.[23]

Draft lottery[edit]

Further information: NBA draft lottery

The first 14 picks in the draft belonged to teams that had missed the playoffs; the order was determined through a lottery. The lottery would determine the three teams that would obtain the first three picks on the draft. The remaining first-round picks and the second-round picks were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win-loss record in the previous season. On April 20, 2007, the NBA performed a tie-breaker to determine the order of the picks for teams with identical win-loss record.[24]

The lottery was held on May 22, 2007 in Secaucus, New Jersey. The Portland Trail Blazers, who had the seventh-worst record in the previous season, won the lottery with just a 5.3% chance to win.[25] This was the fourth time that the Blazers had the first overall draft pick and the first time that the Blazers won the draft lottery since it was introduced in 1985.[26] The Seattle SuperSonics, who had the fifth-worst record, and the Atlanta Hawks, who had the fourth-worst record, obtained the second and third pick respectively.[25]

Three teams who had the worst records—the Memphis Grizzlies, the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks—obtained the fourth, fifth and sixth pick respectively. These were the lowest possible picks they could have obtained through the lottery.[27] The most recent draft in which the three worst teams did not receive the top three picks was in 1993.[28]

Below were the chances for each team to get specific picks in the 2007 draft lottery, rounded to three decimal places:[29][30][31]

^ Denotes the actual lottery results
Team 2006–07
record
Lottery
chances
Pick
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th
Memphis Grizzlies 22–60 250 .250 .215 .178 .357^
Boston Celtics 24–58 199 .199 .188 .171 .319 .123^
Milwaukee Bucks 28–54 156 .156 .157 .156 .226 .265 .041^
Atlanta Hawks1[›] 30–52 119 .119 .126 .133^ .099 .350 .161 .013
Seattle SuperSonics 31–51 88 .088 .097^ .107 .261 .359 .084 .004
Minnesota Timberwolves 32–50 53 .053 .060 .070 .439 .331^ .046 .001
Portland Trail Blazers 32–50 53 .053^ .060 .070 .572 .226 .018 .000
Charlotte Bobcats 33–49 19 .019 .022 .027 .725^ .196 .011 .000
New York Knicks2[›] 33–49 19 .019 .022 .027 .784^ .143 .005 .000
Sacramento Kings 33–49 18 .018 .021 .025 .846^ .087 .002 .000
Indiana Pacers3[›] 35–47 8 .008 .009 .012 .907^ .063 .001 .000
Philadelphia 76ers 35–47 7 .007 .008 .010 .935^ .039 .000
New Orleans Hornets 39–43 6 .006 .007 .009 .960^ .018
Los Angeles Clippers 40–42 5 .005 .006 .007 .982^

^ 1: Atlanta Hawks' pick would be conveyed to the Phoenix Suns if it was not in the top three.[r]
^ 2: New York Knicks' pick was conveyed to the Chicago Bulls.[l]
^ 3: Indiana Pacers' pick was conveyed to the Atlanta Hawks because it was not in the top ten.[m]

Draft[edit]

G Guard F 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 or playoffs
A basketball player, wearing a light blue jersey with the words "OKLAHOMA" and "CITY" and the number 35 on the front, stands on a basketball court.
Kevin Durant was selected second by the Seattle SuperSonics.
A basketball player, wearing a white jersey with the word "ATLANTA" and the number 15 on the front, stands on a basketball court.
Al Horford was selected third by the Atlanta Hawks.
Mike Conley was selected fourth by the Memphis Grizzlies.
Jeff Green was selected fifth by the Boston Celtics and traded to the Seattle SuperSonics.
Yi Jianlian was selected sixth by the Milwaukee Bucks.
A basketball player, wearing a red jersey with the word "BULLS" and the number 13 on the front, is standing on a basketball court.
Joakim Noah was selected ninth by the Chicago Bulls.
Thaddeus Young (right) was selected 12th by the Philadelphia 76ers and Nick Young (left) was selected 16th by the Washington Wizards.
A basketball player wearing a black jersey with the word "PISTONS" and the number 3 on the front
Rodney Stuckey was selected 15th by the Detroit Pistons.
Jared Dudley was selected 22nd by the Charlotte Bobcats.
A basketball player, wearing a blue shirt with the work "NEW YORK" standing around during training.
Wilson Chandler was selected 23rd by the New York Knicks.
A basketball player, wearing a black jersey shooting a free throw.
Rudy Fernández was selected 24th by the Phoenix Suns and traded to Portland Trail Blazers.
A basketball player, wearing a light turqoise jersey with the words "DENVER" and the number 6 on the front, dribbling a ball.
Arron Afflalo was selected 27th by the Detroit Pistons.
Tiago Splitter was selected 28th by the San Antonio Spurs.
A basketball player, wearing a red jersey with the word "ROCKETS" in the front, is holding the basketball while another basketball player, wearing a white jersey, attempts to steal the ball.
Carl Landry was selected 31st by the Seattle SuperSonics and traded to the Houston Rockets.
A basketball player stands on a basketball court. He wears a green jersey with the word "CELTICS" and the number 11 on the front.
Glen Davis was selected 35th by the Seattle SuperSonics and traded to the Boston Celtics.
A basketball player, wearing a white jersey with the word "AKASVAYU" and the number 33 on the front, stands on a basketball court.
Marc Gasol was selected 48th by the Los Angeles Lakers.
Gary Neal, not selected in the draft, but signed with the San Antonio Spurs in 2010.
Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team School/club team
1 1 Oden, GregGreg Oden C  United States Portland Trail Blazers Ohio State (Fr.)
1 2 Durant, KevinKevin Durant* SF  United States Seattle SuperSonics Texas (Fr.)
1 3 Horford, AlAl Horford* C  Dominican Republic Atlanta Hawks Florida (Jr.)
1 4 Conley, Jr., MikeMike Conley, Jr. PG  United States Memphis Grizzlies Ohio State (Fr.)
1 5 Green, JeffJeff Green SF  United States Boston Celtics (traded to Seattle)[a] Georgetown (Jr.)
1 6 Yi, JianlianYi Jianlian PF  China Milwaukee Bucks Guangdong Southern Tigers (China) (born 1987)[23]a[›]
1 7 Brewer, CoreyCorey Brewer SF  United States Minnesota Timberwolves Florida (Jr.)
1 8 Wright, BrandanBrandan Wright PF  United States Charlotte Bobcats (traded to Golden State)[b] North Carolina (Fr.)
1 9 Noah, JoakimJoakim Noah* C  Franceb[›] Chicago Bulls (from New York)[l] Florida (Jr.)
1 10 Hawes, SpencerSpencer Hawes C  United States Sacramento Kings Washington (Fr.)
1 11 Law, AcieAcie Law PG  United States Atlanta Hawks (from Indiana)[m] Texas A&M (Sr.)
1 12 Young, ThaddeusThaddeus Young PF  United States Philadelphia 76ers Georgia Tech (Fr.)
1 13 Wright, JulianJulian Wright SF  United States New Orleans Hornets Kansas (So.)
1 14 Thornton, AlAl Thornton SF  United States Los Angeles Clippers Florida State (Sr.)
1 15 Stuckey, RodneyRodney Stuckey SG  United States Detroit Pistons (from Orlando)[n] Eastern Washington (So.)
1 16 Young, NickNick Young SG  United States Washington Wizards USC (Jr.)
1 17 Williams, SeanSean Williams PF  United States New Jersey Nets Boston College (Jr.)
1 18 Belinelli, MarcoMarco Belinelli SG  Italy Golden State Warriors Fortitudo Bologna (Italy) (born 1986)[23]
1 19 Crittenton, JavarisJavaris Crittenton PG  United States Los Angeles Lakers Georgia Tech (Fr.)
1 20 Smith, JasonJason Smith PF  United States Miami Heat (traded to Philadelphia)[c] Colorado State (Jr.)
1 21 Cook, DaequanDaequan Cook SG  United States Philadelphia 76ers (from Denver,[o] traded to Miami)[c] Ohio State (Fr.)
1 22 Dudley, JaredJared Dudley SF  United States Charlotte Bobcats (from Toronto via Cleveland)[p] Boston College (Sr.)
1 23 Chandler, WilsonWilson Chandler SF  United States New York Knicks (from Chicago)[l] DePaul (So.)
1 24 Fernández, RudyRudy Fernández SG  Spain Phoenix Suns (from Cleveland via Boston,[q] traded to Portland)[d] Joventut Badalona (Spain) (born 1985)[32]
1 25 Almond, MorrisMorris Almond SG  United States Utah Jazz Rice (Sr.)
1 26 Brooks, AaronAaron Brooks PG  United States Houston Rockets Oregon (Sr.)
1 27 Afflalo, ArronArron Afflalo SG  United States Detroit Pistons UCLA (Jr.)
1 28 Splitter, TiagoTiago Splitter C  Brazil San Antonio Spurs TAU Cerámica (Spain) (born 1985)[33]
1 29 Tucker, AlandoAlando Tucker SF  United States Phoenix Suns Wisconsin (Sr.)
1 30 Koponen, PetteriPetteri Koponen[34]# SG  Finland Philadelphia 76ers (from Dallas via Golden State and Denver,[o] traded to Portland)[e] Tapiolan Honka (Finland) (born 1988)[23]
2 31 Landry, CarlCarl Landry PF  United States Seattle SuperSonics (from Memphis,[s] traded to Houston)[f] Purdue (Sr.)
2 32 Pruitt, GabeGabe Pruitt PG  United States Boston Celtics USC (Jr.)
2 33 Williams, MarcusMarcus Williams SF  United States San Antonio Spurs (from Milwaukee)[t] Arizona (So.)
2 34 Fazekas, NickNick Fazekas PF  United States Dallas Mavericks (from Atlanta)[u] Nevada (Sr.)
2 35 Davis, GlenGlen Davis PF  United States Seattle SuperSonics (traded to Boston)[a] LSU (Jr.)
2 36 Davidson, JermareoJermareo Davidson PF  United States Golden State Warriors (from Minnesota,[v] traded to Charlotte)[b] Alabama (Sr.)
2 37 McRoberts, JoshJosh McRoberts PF  United States Portland Trail Blazers Duke (So.)
2 38 Fesenko, KyryloKyrylo Fesenko C  Ukraine Philadelphia 76ers (from New York via Chicago,[w] traded to Utah)[g] SK Cherkassy (Ukraine) (born 1986)[23]
2 39 Barać, StankoStanko Barać[35]# C  Croatia Miami Heat (from Sacramento via Utah and Orlando,[x] traded to Indiana)[h] Široki Brijeg (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (born 1986)[23]
2 40 Sun, YueSun Yue PG  China Los Angeles Lakers (from Charlotte)[y] Beijing Olympians (ABA) (born 1985)[36]
2 41 Richard, ChrisChris Richard PF  United States Minnesota Timberwolves (from Philadelphia)[z] Florida (Sr.)
2 42 Byars, DerrickDerrick Byars SG  United States Portland Trail Blazers (from Indiana,[aa] traded to Philadelphia)[e] Vanderbilt (Sr.)
2 43 Haluska, AdamAdam Haluska[37]# SG  United States New Orleans Hornets Iowa (Sr.)
2 44 Terry, ReyshawnReyshawn Terry[38]# SF  United States Orlando Magic (traded to Dallas)[i] North Carolina (Sr.)
2 45 Jordan, JaredJared Jordan[39]# PG  United States Los Angeles Clippers Marist (Sr.)
2 46 Lasme, StephaneStephane Lasme PF  Gabon Golden State Warriors (from New Jersey)[ab] Massachusetts (Sr.)
2 47 McGuire, DominicDominic McGuire SF  United States Washington Wizards Fresno State (Jr.)
2 48 Gasol, MarcMarc Gasol* C  Spain Los Angeles Lakers Akasvayu Girona (Spain) (born 1985)[40]
2 49 Gray, AaronAaron Gray C  United States Chicago Bulls (from Golden State via Phoenix, Boston and Denver)[ac] Pittsburgh (Sr.)
2 50 Seibutis, RenaldasRenaldas Seibutis[41]# SG  Lithuania Dallas Mavericks (from Miami via L.A. Lakers)[ad] Maroussi (Greece) (born 1985)[42]
2 51 Curry, JamesOnJamesOn Curry PG  United States Chicago Bulls (from Denver)[ac] Oklahoma State (Jr.)
2 52 Green, TaureanTaurean Green PG  Georgiac[›] Portland Trail Blazers (from Toronto)[ae] Florida (Jr.)
2 53 Nichols, DemetrisDemetris Nichols SF  United States Portland Trail Blazers (from Chicago,[af] traded to New York)[j] Syracuse (Sr.)
2 54 Newley, BradBrad Newley[43]# SF  Australia Houston Rockets (from Cleveland via Orlando)[ag] Townsville Crocodiles (Australia) (born 1985)[44]
2 55 Hill, HerbertHerbert Hill[45]# PF  United States Utah Jazz (traded to Philadelphia)[g] Providence (Sr.)
2 56 Sessions, RamonRamon Sessions PG  United States Milwaukee Bucks (from Houston)[ah] Nevada (Jr.)
2 57 Mejia, SammySammy Mejia[46]# SG  Dominican Republic Detroit Pistons DePaul (Sr.)
2 58 Printezis, GiorgosGiorgos Printezis[47]# PF  Greece San Antonio Spurs (traded to Toronto)[k] Olympia Larissa (Greece) (born 1985)[48]
2 59 Strawberry, D.J.D.J. Strawberry PG  United States Phoenix Suns Maryland (Sr.)
2 60 Raković, MilovanMilovan Raković[49]# C  Serbia Dallas Mavericks (traded to Orlando)[i] Mega Ishrana (Serbia) (born 1985)[50]

^ a: Yi Jianlian's year of birth has been widely disputed, with several sources claiming that Chinese basketball authorities falsified his year of birth from 1984 to 1987 to allow him a longer period of competition in international junior tournaments. A dedicated section of Yi's Wikipedia article discusses this issue and includes sources.
^ b: Joakim Noah, who was born in the United States to a French father and a Swedish mother, has dual U.S. and French citizenship.[51] He has represented France internationally since 2011.[52]
^ c: Taurean Green, who was born in the United States, became a naturalized citizen of Georgia in 2010. He has represented Georgia internationally since 2010.[53]

Trades involving draft picks[edit]

Draft-day trades[edit]

The following trades involving drafted players were made on the day of the draft.[54]

Pre-draft trades[edit]

Before the draft, the following trades were made and resulted in exchanges of draft picks between the teams.

  • l 1 2 3 On October 4, 2005, Chicago acquired an option to swap 2007 first-round draft picks, a 2006 first-round draft pick, 2007 and 2009 second-round draft picks, Tim Thomas, Michael Sweetney and Jermaine Jackson from New York in exchange for Eddy Curry and Antonio Davis.[63] The options to swap 2007 first-round draft picks were exercised, hence Chicago acquired New York's first-round draft pick and New York acquired Chicago's first-round draft pick. Chicago used the 9th pick to draft Joakim Noah and New York used the 23rd pick to draft Wilson Chandler.
  • m 1 2 On August 22, 2006, Atlanta acquired a 2007 first-round draft pick and cash considerations from Indiana in exchange for Al Harrington and John Edwards.[64] Atlanta used the 11th pick to draft Acie Law.
  • n On February 15, 2006, Detroit acquired a 2007 first-round draft pick and Kelvin Cato from Orlando in exchange for Darko Miličić and Carlos Arroyo.[65] Detroit used the 15th pick to draft Rodney Stuckey.
  • o 1 2 On December 19, 2006, Philadelphia acquired Denver's and Dallas' 2007 first-round draft picks, Andre Miller and Joe Smith from Denver in exchange for Allen Iverson and Ivan McFarlin.[66] Previously, Denver acquired Dallas' 2007 first-round draft pick, Eduardo Nájera and Luis Flores on February 24, 2005 from Golden State in exchange for Rodney White and Nikoloz Tskitishvili.[67] Earlier, Golden State acquired two future first-round draft picks, Eduardo Nájera, Christian Laettner, the draft rights to Luis Flores and Mladen Šekularac and cash considerations on August 24, 2004 from Dallas in exchange for Erick Dampier, Evan Eschmeyer, Dan Dickau and the draft rights to Steve Logan.[68] Denver used the 21st and 30th picks to draft Daequan Cook and Petteri Koponen respectively.
  • p On June 23, 2004, Charlotte acquired Toronto's 2007 first-round draft pick from Cleveland in exchange for Sasha Pavlović.[69] Previously, Cleveland acquired a 2007 first-round draft pick and Michael Stewart on September 25, 2002 from Toronto in exchange for Lamond Murray and a 2004 second round draft pick.[70] Charlotte used the 22nd pick to draft Jared Dudley.
  • q On June 28, 2006, Phoenix acquired Cleveland's 2007 first-round draft pick from Boston in exchange for Brian Grant, the draft rights to Rajon Rondo and cash considerations.[71] Previously, Boston acquired a 2007 first-round draft pick on February 24, 2005 from Cleveland in exchange for Jiří Welsch.[72] Phoenix used the 24th pick to draft Rudy Fernández.
  • r On August 19, 2005, Phoenix acquired 2006 and future first-round draft picks and Boris Diaw from Atlanta in exchange for Joe Johnson.[73] Atlanta's 2007 first-round draft pick was top-three protected and hence the pick was not conveyed to Phoenix. Instead, Atlanta would convey their 2008 first-round draft pick to Phoenix.
  • s On June 28, 2005, Seattle acquired 2006 and 2007 second-round draft picks from Memphis in exchange for the draft rights to Lawrence Roberts.[74] Seattle used the 31st pick to draft Carl Landry.
  • t On June 28, 2006, San Antonio acquired a 2007 second-round draft pick from Milwaukee in exchange for the draft rights to Damir Markota.[75] San Antonio used the 33rd pick to draft Marcus Williams.
  • u On February 22, 2007, Dallas acquired a 2007 second-round draft pick from Atlanta in exchange for Anthony Johnson.[76] Dallas used the 34th pick to draft Nick Fazekas.
  • v On February 21, 2002, Golden State acquired a 2007 second-round draft pick and Dean Garrett from Minnesota in exchange for Marc Jackson.[77] Golden State used the 36th pick to draft Jermareo Davidson.
  • w On June 28, 2006, Philadelphia acquired New York's 2007 second-round draft pick, the draft rights to Rodney Carney and cash considerations from Chicago in exchange for the draft rights to Thabo Sefolosha.[78] Previously, Chicago acquired an option to swap 2007 first-round draft picks, a 2006 first-round draft pick, 2007 and 2009 second-round draft picks, Tim Thomas, Michael Sweetney and Jermaine Jackson on October 4, 2005 from New York in exchange for Eddy Curry and Antonio Davis.[63] Philadelphia used the 38th pick to draft Kyrylo Fesenko.
  • x On June 7, 2007, Miami acquired Sacramento's 2007 and Miami's 2008 second-round draft picks from Orlando as part of the hiring of Stan Van Gundy as Orlando's head coach.[79] Previously, Orlando acquired Sacramento's second-round draft pick and DeShawn Stevenson on February 19, 2004 from Utah in exchange for Gordan Giriček.[80] Earlier, Utah acquired 2004 and 2007 second-round draft picks and Keon Clark on August 3, 2003 from Sacramento in exchange for a 2004 second-round draft pick.[81] Miami used the 39th pick to draft Stanko Barać.
  • y On October 26, 2005, the L.A. Lakers acquired a 2007 second-round draft pick from Charlotte in exchange for Jumaine Jones.[82] The L.A. Lakers used the 40th pick to draft Sun Yue.
  • z On June 28, 2006, Minnesota acquired a 2007 second-round draft pick and cash considerations from Philadelphia in exchange for the draft rights to Bobby Jones.[78] Minnesota used the 41st pick to draft Chris Richard.
  • aa On June 28, 2006, Portland acquired 2007 and 2008 second-round draft picks and the draft rights to Alexander Johnson from Indiana in exchange for the draft rights to James White.[83] Portland used the 42nd pick to draft Derrick Byars
  • ab On February 14, 2005, Golden State acquired 2005 and 2007 second-round draft picks from New Jersey in exchange for Clifford Robinson.[84] Golden State used the 46th pick to draft Stephane Lasme.
  • ac 1 2 On July 20, 2006, Chicago acquired Denver's and Golden State's 2007 second-round draft picks and Howard Eisley from Denver in exchange for J. R. Smith.[85] Previously, Denver acquired Golden State's 2007 second-round draft pick on June 28, 2006 from Boston in exchange for the draft rights to Leon Powe.[86] Beforehand, Boston acquired Golden State's 2007 second-round draft pick on February 8, 2005 from Phoenix in exchange for Walter McCarty and cash considerations.[87] Earlier, Phoenix acquired 2007 and 2009 second-round draft picks on January 3, 2005 from Golden State in exchange for Žarko Čabarkapa.[88] Chicago used the 49th and 51st picks to draft Aaron Gray and JamesOn Curry.
  • ad On June 28, 2006, Dallas acquired Miami's 2007 second-round draft pick from the L.A. Lakers in exchange for the draft rights to J. R. Pinnock.[89] Previously, the L.A. Lakers acquired a 2006 first-round draft pick, a 2007 second-round draft pick, Lamar Odom, Caron Butler and Brian Grant on July 14, 2004 from Miami in exchange for Shaquille O'Neal.[90] Dallas used the 50th pick to draft Renaldas Seibutis.
  • ae On October 10, 1997, Portland acquired a 2007 second-round draft pick from Toronto in a three-team trade with Toronto and New York.[91] Portland used the 52nd pick to draft Taurean Green.
  • af On June 28, 2006, Portland acquired a 2007 second-round draft pick and the draft rights to LaMarcus Aldridge from Chicago in exchange for the draft rights to Tyrus Thomas and Viktor Khryapa.[83] Portland used the 53rd pick to draft Demetris Nichols.
  • ag Hours before the start of the draft, Houston acquired the 54th pick from Orlando in exchange for cash considerations.[54] Previously, Orlando acquired 2005 and 2007 second-round draft picks and Tony Battie on July 23, 2004 from Cleveland in exchange for Drew Gooden, Steven Hunter and Anderson Varejão.[92] Houston used the 54th pick to draft Brad Newley.
  • ah On February 24, 2005, Milwaukee acquired 2006 and 2007 second-round draft picks and Reece Gaines from Houston in exchange for Mike James and Zendon Hamilton.[93] Milwaukee used the 56th pick to draft Ramon Sessions.

Notable undrafted players[edit]

These players were not selected in the 2007 NBA Draft but have played at least one game in the NBA.

Player Position Nationality School/club team
Ahearn, BlakeBlake Ahearn PG  United States Missouri State (Sr.)
Idbihi, YassinYassin Idbihi PF  Morocco
 Germany
Buffalo (Sr.)
Anthony, JoelJoel Anthony C  Canada UNLV (Sr.)
Dowdell, ZabianZabian Dowdell PG  United States Virginia Tech (Sr.)
Dawson, EricEric Dawson PF/C  United States Midwestern State (Sr.)
Johnson, TreyTrey Johnson SG  United States Jackson State (Sr.)
Johnson, IvanIvan Johnson PF  United States Cal State (Sr.)
Teletović, MirzaMirza Teletović PF  Bosnia and Herzegovina Saski Baskonia (Spain) 1985
Ayón, GustavoGustavo Ayón C/PF  Mexico Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (Spain) 1985
Brown, BobbyBobby Brown PG  United States Cal State Fullerton (Sr.)
Karl, CobyCoby Karl SG  United States Boise State (Sr.)
Martin, CartierCartier Martin SF/SG  United States Kansas State (Sr.)
Neal, GaryGary Neal SG  United States Towson (Sr.)
Shakur, MustafaMustafa Shakur PG  United States Arizona (Sr.)
Sims, CourtneyCourtney Sims C  United States Michigan (Sr.)
Tolliver, AnthonyAnthony Tolliver PF  United States Creighton (Sr.)
Watkins, DarrylDarryl Watkins C  United States Syracuse (Sr.)
West, MarioMario West G  United States Georgia Tech (Sr.)

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