June 28, 2005
Portland Moves To #6 And Adds Two First Round Picks
The Portland Trail Blazers acquired the sixth pick overall in the 2005 NBA Draft from the Utah Jazz along with two additional first round picks in return for the third selection overall. The Trail Blazers received the 27th pick overall (via Dallas) in the 2005 draft along with Utah’s rights to a conditional 2006 first round pick obtained from Detroit.
"Our mission was to make optimum use of the third pick overall," said Trail Blazers President Steve Patterson.
"We were able to move down only three spots and gain two additional first round picks. This trade will allow us to continue doing what we started last year, stockpiling young talent. We had three first round picks last season, and have two first round selections this year and next, along with all of our second round picks. But we are not necessarily done making deals today."
For the second consecutive draft, the Trail Blazers owned two first round picks. In the 2004 NBA Draft, Portland grabbed guard Sebastian Telfair with the 13th pick overall and selected forward Sergei Monia 23rd overall and traded for New Jersey's first round selection, Viktor Khryapa, picked 22nd overall.
For all the Draft Day information:
Second Draft Day Trade
2005 Draft Central
2005 Draft Party