2002 NBA DRAFT SELECTIONS:

First Round, No. 26: John Salmons, F, Miami
Second Round, No. 56 (from LA Lakers): Luis Scola, F, Tau Ceramica, Spain
Second Round, No. 57: Randy Holcomb, F, San Diego State
The Spurs then traded Salmons, Holcomb and forward Mark Bryant to the Sixers for guard Speedy Claxton.

SPURS' NINE-MAN ROTATION:

Guards: Tony Parker and Steve Smith; Forwards: Bruce Bowen and Tim Duncan; Center: David Robinson. Top Subs: Guards Terry Porter, Antonio Daniels and Charles Smith, Forward Malik Rose. Free Agents in Top Nine: Rose, Porter.

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MARTY BLAKE'S POST-DRAFT ANALYSIS:

"Speedy's really good, but there wasn't room for him in Philadelphia's guard rotation. San Antonio needed a back-up for Tony Parker. Is Speedy better at the two or at the one? I'm the one who found Speedy and brought him everywhere."

RECENT FIRST-ROUND DRAFT CHOICES:

YEAR PLAYER UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE
2001 Tony ParkerParis Basket Racing (France)
2000 (no first-round selection)
1999 Leon SmithM.L. King H.S.
1998 Felipe LopezSt. John's
1997 Tim Duncan Wake Forest
1996 (no first-round selection)
1995 Cory Alexander Virginia
1994 Bill Curley Boston College
1993 (no first-round selection)
1992 Tracy Murray UCLA
1991 (no first-round selection)
1990 Dwayne SchintziusFlorida
1989 Sean ElliottArizona
1988 Willie AndersonGeorgia
1987 David Robinson Navy
Greg AndersonHouston
1986 Alfredrick Hughes Duke
1985 Johnny Dawkins Loyola-Chicago
1984 Alvin Robertson Arkansas
1983 John Paxson Notre Dame
1982 (no first-round selection)


RECENT 26TH SELECTIONS:

YEAR PLAYER DRAFTING TEAM UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE
2001Samuel DalembertPhiladelphia 76ersSeton Hall
2000Mamadou N'DiayeDenver NuggetsAuburn
1999Vonteego CummingsIndiana PacersPittsburgh
1998Sam JacobsonLos Angeles LakersMinnesota
1997Ed Gray Atlanta HawksCalifornia
1996Jerome Williams Detroit PistonsGeorgetown
1995Sherell FordSeattle SuperSonicsIllinois-Chicago
1994Charlie Ward New York KnicksFlorida State
1993Geert HamminkOrlando MagicLouisiana State
1992David JohnsonPortland Trail BlazersSyracuse
1991Mark RandallChicago BullsKansas
1990Lance BanksDetroit PistonsTexas
1989Vlade Divac Los Angeles LakersNone (Yugoslavia)
1988Rolando FerreiraPortland Trail BlazersHouston
1987Steve AlfordDallas MavericksIndiana