Charlotte Hornets draft history

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Kemba Walker on the court with a ball in his hands
The Bobcats selected Kemba Walker with the 9th overall pick of the 2011 NBA draft.

The original Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) were established in 1988 as an expansion team, based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The team's roster was filled with unprotected players at the 1988 NBA Expansion Draft,[a] and five days later the Hornets made their first picks out of college players at the 1988 NBA draft. The Hornets remained in Charlotte for 14 seasons before relocating to New Orleans in 2002.[1] Two years after the Hornets' departure, the Charlotte Bobcats were established in 2004.[2] The Bobcats first participated in the 2004 NBA draft, two days after their expansion draft was held.[3] The franchise's name was changed back to the Hornets at the conclusion of the 2013–14 season, one year after the team in Louisiana renamed itself the New Orleans Pelicans. The history and records of the original Charlotte Hornets were conveyed to the newly named Charlotte Hornets.[4]

In 1989, the NBA agreed with the National Basketball Players Association to reduce drafts to two rounds, an arrangement that has remained the same up the present time.[5] Before each draft, an NBA Draft Lottery determines the first round selection order for the teams that missed the playoffs during the prior season.[5] 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.[6]

The first pick in the Hornets' history was Rex Chapman, a shooting guard from the University of Kentucky.[7] The Hornets had three top-four picks and all of them have participated in the NBA All-Star Game: Larry Johnson, Alonzo Mourning, and Baron Davis.[8][9] In 1996, the Hornets drafted Kobe Bryant 13th overall, but traded him for Vlade Divac. Bryant finished his career as an MVP, a four-time All-star game MVP, a two-time Finals MVP, an eleven-time all-NBA first team, and a five-time NBA Champion.[10][11] The first player picked by the Bobcats, Emeka Okafor, was named the 2004–05 Rookie of the Year and voted to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.[12][13]

Selections[edit]

Emeka Okafor on the court during a game
In the 2004 NBA Draft, Emeka Okafor became the Bobcats' first ever draft pick.
Charlotte Hornets draft picks
Draft Round Pick Player Nationality Position School/Club team
1988-11988 1 8 Chapman, RexRex Chapman  United States Shooting guard Kentucky
1988-21988 2 34 Tolbert, TomTom Tolbert  United States Power forward/Center Arizona
1988-31988 3 58 Moore, JeffJeff Moore  United States Power forward/Center Auburn
1989-11989 1 5 Reid, J. R.J. R. Reid  United States Power forward North Carolina
1989-21989 2 29 Nix, DyronDyron Nix (traded to Indiana)[b]  United States Power forward Tennessee
1990-11990 1 5 Gill, KendallKendall Gill  United States Shooting guard Illinois
1990-21990 2 39 Scheffler, SteveSteve Scheffler (from Houston)[c]  United States Power forward/Center Purdue
1991-11991 1 1 Johnson, LarryLarry Johnson  United States Small forward/Power forward UNLV
1991-21991 2 28 Lynch, KevinKevin Lynch (from Denver)[d]  United States Small forward Minnesota
1992-11992 1 2 Mourning, AlonzoAlonzo Mourning  United States Center Georgetown
1992-21992 2 35 Bennett, TonyTony Bennett  United States Point guard Wisconsin–Green Bay
1993-11993 1 17 Graham, GregGreg Graham (traded to Philadelphia)[e]  United States Shooting guard Indiana
1993-21993 1 20 Burrell, ScottScott Burrell (from San Antonio)[f]  United States Small forward Connecticut
1994-11994 2 38 Hancock, DarrinDarrin Hancock  United States Shooting guard/Small forward Kansas
1995-11995 1 22 Zidek, GeorgeGeorge Zidek  Czech Republic Center UCLA
1996-11996 1 13 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant (traded to L.A. Lakers)[g]  United States Shooting guard Lower Merion (H.S.)
1996-21996 1 16 Delk, TonyTony Delk (from Miami)[h]  United States Point guard/Shooting guard Kentucky
1996-31996 2 44 Rose, MalikMalik Rose  United States Power forward Drexel
1998-11998 1 21 Davis, RickyRicky Davis  United States Shooting guard/Small forward Iowa
1998-21998 2 50 Betts, AndrewAndrew Betts (traded to Indiana)[i]  United Kingdom Center Long Beach State
1999-11999 1 3 Davis, BaronBaron Davis  United States Point guard UCLA
1999-21999 2 43 Nailon, LeeLee Nailon  United States Power forward TCU
2000-12000 1 19 Magloire, JamaalJamaal Magloire  Canada Power forward/Center Kentucky
2001-12001 1 16 Haston, KirkKirk Haston  United States Power forward Indiana
2004-12004 1 2 Okafor, EmekaEmeka Okafor (from L.A. Clippers)[j]  United States Power forward/Center Connecticut
2004-22004 2 45 Robinson, BernardBernard Robinson (from Milwaukee)[k]  United States Power forward Michigan
2005-12005 1 5 Felton, RaymondRaymond Felton  United States Point guard North Carolina
2005-22005 1 13 May, SeanSean May (from Cleveland via Phoenix)[l]  United States Power forward North Carolina
2006-12006 1 3 Morrison, AdamAdam Morrison  United States Small forward Gonzaga
2006-22006 2 50 Ryan Hollins (from Sacramento)[m]  United States Center UCLA
2007-12007 1 8 Wright, BrandanBrandan Wright (traded to Golden State)[n]  United States Small forward North Carolina
2007-22007 1 22 Dudley, JaredJared Dudley (from Cleveland)[o]  United States Small forward Boston College
2008-12008 1 9 Augustin, D. J.D. J. Augustin  United States Point guard Texas
2008-22008 1 20 Ajinça, AlexisAlexis Ajinça (from Denver)[p]  France Center Hyères-Toulon (France)
2008-32008 2 38 Weaver, KyleKyle Weaver (traded to Oklahoma City)[q]  United States Point guard Washington State
2009-12009 1 12 Henderson, GeraldGerald Henderson  United States Shooting guard Duke
2009-22009 2 40 Brown, DerrickDerrick Brown (from New Jersey via Oklahoma City)[q]  United States Power forward Xavier
2009-32009 2 54 Vaden, RobertRobert Vaden (from San Antonio,[r] traded to Oklahoma City)[s]  United States Shooting guard UAB
2011-12011 1 9 Walker, KembaKemba Walker  United States Point guard Connecticut
2011-22011 1 19 Harris, TobiasTobias Harris (from New Orleans via Portland,[t] traded to Milwaukee)[u]  United States Small forward Tennessee
2011-32011 2 39 Tyler, JeremyJeremy Tyler (traded to Golden State)[v]  United States Center Tokyo Apache (Japan)
2012-12012 1 2 Kidd-Gilchrist, MichaelMichael Kidd-Gilchrist  United States Small forward Kentucky
2012-22012 2 31 Taylor, JefferyJeffery Taylor  Sweden Small forward Vanderbilt
2013-12013 1 4 Zeller, CodyCody Zeller  United States Power forward/Center Indiana
2014-12014 1 9 Vonleh, NoahNoah Vonleh (from Detroit)[w]  United States Power forward Indiana
2014-12014 1 24 Napier, ShabazzShabazz Napier (from Portland,[t] traded to Miami)[x]  United States Point guard Connecticut
2014-22014 2 45 Powell, DwightDwight Powell (traded to Cleveland)[y]  Canada Power forward Stanford
2015 1 9 Kaminsky, FrankFrank Kaminsky  United States Power forward/Center Wisconsin
2015 2 39 Vaulet, Juan PabloJuan Pablo Vaulet (traded to Brooklyn)[z]  Argentina Small forward Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca (Argentina)
2016 1 22 Richardson, MalachiMalachi Richardson (traded to Sacramento)[aa]  United States Shooting guard Syracuse

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ To find out more, click on the 1988 NBA Expansion Draft link.
  2. ^ On June 27, 1989, Charlotte traded the draft rights to Dyron Nix to the Indiana Pacers for Stuart Gray.[14]
  3. ^ On July 18, 1988, Charlotte acquired Robert Reid and a 1990 second-round pick (No. 39 overall) from the Houston Rockets in exchange for Bernard Thompson.[14]
  4. ^ On September 11, 1989, Charlotte acquired a 1991 second-round pick (No. 28 overall) from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Tim Kempton.[14]
  5. ^ On September 3, 1993, Charlotte traded the draft rights to Greg Graham along with Dana Barros, Sidney Green, and a 1994 first-round pick (No. 11 overall) to the Philadelphia 76ers for Hersey Hawkins.[15]
  6. ^ On December 9, 1992, Charlotte acquired Sidney Green, a 1993 first-round pick (No. 20 overall), and a 1996 second-round pick (No. 55 overall) from the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for J.R. Reid.[15]
  7. ^ On July 11, 1996, Charlotte traded the draft rights to Kobe Bryant to the Los Angeles Lakers for Vlade Divac.[16]
  8. ^ On November 3, 1995, Charlotte traded Alonzo Mourning along with LeRon Ellis and Pete Myers to the Miami Heat for Glen Rice, Matt Geiger, Khalid Reeves, and a 1996 first-round pick (No. 16 overall pick).[16]
  9. ^ On July 12, 2006, Charlotte traded the draft rights to Andrew Betts to the Indiana Pacers for Peja Stojaković and cash considerations.[17]
  10. ^ On June 21, 2004, Charlotte traded their first and second-round picks to the Los Angeles Clippers for their first-round pick and the right to select Predrag Drobnjak in the expansion draft.[18]
  11. ^ On June 23, 2004, Charlotte traded Zaza Pachulia to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for their second-round draft pick (No. 45 overall pick).[18]
  12. ^ On June 22, 2004, Charlotte acquired a 2005 first-round pick (No. 13 overall pick) and cash considerations from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for selecting Jahidi White in the expansion draft.[19]
    Previously, on October 1, 1997, Phoenix acquired a 2005 first-round draft pick from Cleveland in a three-team trade with Cleveland and Denver.[20]
  13. ^ On August 2, 2005, Charlotte traded Jason Hart to the Sacramento Kings for their 2006 second-round draft pick.[21]
  14. ^ On June 28, 2007, Charlotte traded the rights to Brandan Wright to the Golden State Warriors for the rights to Jermareo Davidson and guard Jason Richardson.[22]
  15. ^ On June 22, 2004, Charlotte traded Sasha Pavlović to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for their 2007 first-round draft pick.[19]
  16. ^ On June 25, 2008, Charlotte acquired an additional 2008 first-round pick from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for a future protected first-round pick.[23]
  17. ^ a b On August 11, 2008, Charlotte traded the draft rights to Kyle Weaver to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for the New Jersey Nets' 2009 second-round draft pick.[24]
    Previously, on July 7, 2006, Oklahoma City acquired a 2009 second-round draft pick from New Jersey in exchange for Mikki Moore.[25]
  18. ^ On February 13, 2007, Charlotte acquired a 2009 second-round draft pick, Eric Williams and cash considerations from the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Melvin Ely.[26]
  19. ^ On June 25, 2009, Charlotte traded the rights to Robert Vaden to the Oklahoma City Thunder for cash considerations.[27]
  20. ^ a b On February 23, 2011, Charlotte acquired Joel Przybilla, Dante Cunningham, Sean Marks, New Orleans' 2011 first-round draft pick(No. 19 overall pick), Portland's 2014 first-round draft pick (No. 24 overall pick) and cash considerations from the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Gerald Wallace.[28]
    Previously, on October 23, 2010, the Blazers acquired a 2011 first-round draft pick from the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for Jerryd Bayless.[29]
  21. ^ On June 23, 2011, Charlotte traded the rights to Tobias Harris along with Stephen Jackson to the Milwaukee Bucks as part of a three-team trade which resulted in the acquisition of Corey Maggette and the rights to Bismack Biyombo.[30]
  22. ^ On June 23, 2011, Charlotte traded the rights to Jeremy Tyler to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for cash considerations.[31]
  23. ^ On June 26, 2012, Charlotte acquired Ben Gordon and a 2014 first-round pick from Detroit for Corey Maggette.[32]
  24. ^ On June 26, 2014, Charlotte traded the draft rights the draft rights to 24th pick Shabazz Napier to the Miami Heat for 26th pick P. J. Hairston and to 55th pick Semaj Christon, a 2019 second-round pick and cash considerations.[33]
  25. ^ On July 12, 2014, Charlotte traded the draft rights to Dwight Powell, along with Brendan Haywood, to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Scotty Hopson and cash considerations.[34]
  26. ^ Charlotte traded the draft rights to 39th pick Juan Pablo Vaulet to the Brooklyn Nets for a 2018 second-round pick, a 2019 second-round pick, and cash considerations.[35]
  27. ^ On June 23, 2016, Charlotte traded the draft rights to Malachi Richardson to the Sacramento Kings for guard Marco Belinelli.[36]

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