Charlotte Bobcats draft history

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In the 2004 NBA Draft, Emeka Okafor became the Bobcats' first ever draft pick.

The Charlotte Bobcats were established in 2004 as an expansion team, becoming the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 30th team,[1] only two seasons after Charlotte's previous NBA team, the Charlotte Hornets, relocated to New Orleans and became the New Orleans Hornets.[2] The Bobcats first participated in the 2004 NBA Draft, two days after their expansion draft was held.[3]

In 1989, the NBA agreed with the National Basketball Players' Association to limit drafts to two rounds, an arrangement that has remained the same up the present time.[4] Before each draft, an NBA Draft Lottery determines the first round selection order for the teams that missed the playoffs during the prior season.[4] Teams can also trade their picks, which means that in some drafts teams may have more or less than two draft picks, although they must have at least one first-round pick every other year.[5]

Although none of the players that the Bobcats have drafted have been voted All-Stars, Emeka Okafor was named the 2004–05 Rookie of the Year[6] and voted to the All-Rookie First Team.[7] Additionally, Raymond Felton and Adam Morrison were named to the 2005–06 and 2006–07 All-Rookie Second Team, respectively.[7][8] In the 2008 NBA Draft, Alexis Ajinça became the first foreign-born player to be drafted by the Bobcats,[9] and D. J. Augustin was selected to the 2008–09 All-Rookie Second Team.[10]

Key[edit]

PG Point guard SG Shooting guard SF Small forward PF Power forward C Center

Selections[edit]

Draft Round Pick Player Nationality Position School/Club Team
2004-12004 1 2 Okafor, EmekaEmeka Okafor (from Los Angeles)[a]  United States PF/C Connecticut
2004-22004 2 45 Robinson, BernardBernard Robinson (from Milwaukee)[b]  United States PF Michigan
2005-12005 1 5 Felton, RaymondRaymond Felton  United States PG North Carolina
2005-22005 1 13 May, SeanSean May (from Phoenix)[c]  United States PF North Carolina
2006-12006 1 3 Morrison, AdamAdam Morrison  United States SF Gonzaga
2006-22006 2 50 Ryan Hollins (from Sacramento)[d]  United States C UCLA
2007-12007 1 8 Wright, BrandanBrandan Wright (traded to Golden State)[e]  United States SF North Carolina
2007-22007 1 22 Dudley, JaredJared Dudley (from Cleveland)[f]  United States SF Boston College
2008-12008 1 9 Augustin, D. J.D. J. Augustin  United States PG Texas
2008-22008 1 20 Ajinça, AlexisAlexis Ajinça (from Denver)[g]  France C Hyères-Toulon (France)
2008-32008 2 38 Weaver, KyleKyle Weaver  United States PG Washington State
2009-12009 1 12 Henderson, GeraldGerald Henderson  United States SG Duke
2009-22009 2 40 Brown, DerrickDerrick Brown (from New Jersey via Oklahoma City)[h]  United States PF Xavier
2009-32009 2 54 Vaden, RobertRobert Vaden (from San Antonio,[i] traded to Oklahoma City)[j]  United States SG UAB
2011-12011 1 9 Walker, KembaKemba Walker  United States PG Connecticut
2011-22011 1 19 Harris, TobiasTobias Harris (from New Orleans via Portland,[k] traded to Milwaukee)[l]  United States SF Tennessee
2011-32011 2 39 Tyler, JeremyJeremy Tyler (traded to Golden State)[m]  United States C Tokyo Apache (Japan)
2012-12012 1 2 Kidd-Gilchrist, MichaelMichael Kidd-Gilchrist  United States SF Kentucky
2012-22012 2 31 Taylor, JefferyJeffery Taylor  Sweden/ United States SF Vanderbilt
2013-12013 1 4 Zeller, CodyCody Zeller  United States PF/C Indiana

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References[edit]

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  1. ^ "NBA Expansion Franchise To Be Named Charlotte Bobcats". Charlotte Bobcats. June 11, 2003. Retrieved May 29, 2008. 
  2. ^ Mary Foster (May 10, 2002). "Owners approve Hornet's move to New Orleans". USA Today. Retrieved April 29, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Summary of Expansion Draft Rules". Charlotte Bobcats. Retrieved May 1, 2008. 
  4. ^ a b "Evolution of the Draft and Lottery". NBA. Retrieved March 18, 2008. 
  5. ^ "NBA Salary Cap FAQ". Larry Coon. Retrieved April 25, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Emeka Okafor Named 2004-05 NBA got milk? Rookie Of The Year". Charlotte Bobcats. May 4, 2005. Retrieved April 29, 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "All-Rookie Teams". NBA. Retrieved April 29, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Roy Headlines 2006-07 NBA T-Mobile All-Rookie Team". NBA. May 8, 2007. Retrieved April 29, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Bobcats Select Augustin, Ajinca and Weaver in 2008 NBA Draft". Charlotte Bobcats. June 26, 2008. Retrieved June 26, 2008. 
  10. ^ "Augustin Earns 2008-09 All-Rookie Second Team Honors". Charlotte Bobcats. April 30, 2009. Retrieved June 25, 2009. 
  11. ^ a b Associated Press (June 23, 2004). "'Cats wheel, deal hope for Okafor". USA Today. Retrieved April 29, 2008. 
  12. ^ a b "Team History" (PDF). Charlotte Bobcats 2005-06 Media Guide. Tathwell Printing. p. 100. Retrieved April 17, 2008. 
  13. ^ "Bobcats Get Future Second Round Pick From Sacramento For Jason Hart". Charlotte Bobcats. August 2, 2005. Retrieved June 25, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Bobcats Acquire Richardson, Rights To Davidson From Warriors". Charlotte Bobcats. June 28, 2007. Retrieved April 17, 2008. 
  15. ^ "Bobcats Acquire 20th Pick in 2008 NBA Draft". Charlotte Bobcats. June 25, 2008. Retrieved June 25, 2009. 
  16. ^ "Bobcats Acquire 2009 Second-Round Draft Pick". Charlotte Bobcats. August 11, 2008. Retrieved June 25, 2009. 
  17. ^ "Bobcats Acquire Williams in Trade for Ely". Charlotte Bobcats. February 13, 2007. Retrieved June 25, 2009. 
  18. ^ "Thunder Acquires James Harden, B.J. Mullens and Robert Vaden in 2009 NBA Draft". Oklahoma City Thunder. June 26, 2009. Retrieved June 26, 2009. 
  19. ^ "Cunningham, Przybilla, Marks, 2 First Round Picks Acquired from Portland". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 24, 2011. Retrieved May 18, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Hornets Acquire Jerryd Bayless from Portland". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 23, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2011. 
  21. ^ "Bobcats ship Jackson to Bucks in three-way deal". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. June 23, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Warriors Select Guards Klay Thompson & Charles Jenkins In 2011 NBA Draft". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 23, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011.