NBA Draft 2002 Hawks Headquarters
First Round Pick to Clippers, Hawks to pick 37th in Draft
The Hawks entered the 2002 NBA Draft Lottery with slightly less than a three percent chance of getting the first overall pick, and unfortunately for Atlanta, failing to reach the top three spots meant the Hawks would lose their first round pick to the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers will get the eighth-overall pick to complete the sign-and-trade deal that brought forward Lorenzen Wright to town in August 1999. The Hawks will have only one selection in this year's draft - a second round pick, #37 overall. There was a possibility of the Hawks' receiving Detroit's first round pick in this year's draft (#23) that's owed to the Houston Rockets, to complete last season's trade for the draft rights of Maryland's Terence Morris. Detroit has elected to use that selection in this year's draft. The Rockets must provide the Hawks with a first round selection by the 2004 Draft.
Is It #37, or #36??
In actuality, the Hawks will make the 36th selection in this year's draft instead of #37 as a result of the NBA's on-going sanctions against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Timberwolves will not have a first round pick in this year's draft.
Hawks Draft Prospects
With their slim chances of getting a first round selection, the Hawks have limited the number of prospects for individual private workouts in comparison to last year. After a May 29 workout at Philips Arena, the basketball operations staff attended the Chicago Pre-Draft Camp (June 2-7) to further evaluate prospects
for this year's draft. According to Hawks VP/General Manager Pete Babcock, the organization will hold additional workouts following the Chicago camp, but at this time, it isn't known who will be invited to Atlanta for future sessions.
The Last Time...
If you were wondering when was the last time Atlanta did not have a first round pick, think back to the 1994 Draft. The Hawks' first round pick was sent to the Clippers as a result of the Dominique Wilkins-Danny Manning trade.
HAWKS CURRENT AND FUTURE PICKS
2002 - First Round - conveyed to Los Angeles Clippers to complete the Lorenzen Wright deal
Second Round - #37
2003-06 - First Round - own pick belongs to Hawks
Second Round - own pick belongs to Hawks
Atlanta will receive Indiana's first round pick in one of the next two seasons . Next year, the Hawks will obtain the selection if the Pacers end up with picks #16 through #29. Indiana's pick is protected if it is numbers one through 15. If the pick extends to the 2004 Draft, Atlanta will receive it if it is #14 through #29.
The Hawks are owed a first round pick by the Detroit Pistons (through Philadelphia and Houston) in 2003 or 2004 at Detroit's choosing. The Pistons must inform Atlanta of their plans by June 10 of each year.
Atlanta will receive a second round pick from the Orlando Magic to culminate the Anthony Johnson deal (February 24, 2000)
in 2003 or 2004.
A Look Back at #37
Here is a look at the players previously selected at #37 since 1990:
2001 - Damone Brown (Syracuse) by Philadelphia 76ers
2000 - Eddie House (Arizona State) by Miami Heat
1999- Obinna Ekezie (Maryland) by Vancouver Grizzlies
1998 - Casey Shaw (Toledo) by Philadelphia 76ers
1997 - James Collins (Florida State) by Philadelphia 76ers
1996 - Jeff McInnis (North Carolina) by Denver Nuggets
1995 - Frankie King (Western Carolina) by Los Angeles Lakers
1994 - Dontonio Wingfield (Cincinnati) by Seattle Supersonics
1993 - Nick Van Exel (Cincinnati) by Los Angeles Lakers
1992 - Isaiah Morris (Arkansas) by Miami Heat
1991 - Elliot Perry (Memphis State) by Los Angeles Clippers
1990 - A.J. English (Virginia Union) by Washington Bullets
Atlanta's Recent First Round Picks
2001 - Pau Gasol (a) / Spain - #3
Jamaal Tinsley (b) / Iowa State - #27
2000 - DerMarr Johnson / Cincinnati - #6
1999 - Jason Terry / Arizona - #10
Cal Bowdler / Old Dominion - #17
Dion Glover / Georgia Tech - #20
Jumaine Jones (c) / Georgia - #27
1998 - Roshown McLeod / Duke - #22
1997 - Ed Gray / California - #22
1996 - Priest Lauderdale / Central State (OH) - #28
1995 - Alan Henderson / Indiana - #16
1994 - pick went to LA Clippers
1993 - Doug Edwards / Florida State - #15
1992 - Adam Keefe / Stanford - #10
1991 - Stacey Augmon / UNLV - #9
Anthony Avent (d) / Seton Hall - #15
1990 - Rumeal Robinson / Michigan - #10
1989 - Roy Marble / Iowa - #23
(a) Gasol was traded on draft night to the Vancouver (Memphis) Grizzlies, along with Brevin Knight and Lorenzen Wright, in exchange for Shareef Abdur-Rahim and the 27th pick in the draft
(b) Atlanta traded the draft rights to Tinsley to the Indiana Pacers for a future first-round selection. Vancouver chose Tinsley on behalf of Atlanta as part of a trade agreement.
(c) On draft night, Jones' draft rights were traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for a future first-round pick (via Toronto).
(d) Avent's draft rights were traded to the Denver Nuggets.
Building the Hawks
This is how the current Atlanta Hawks squad was constructed:
Shareef Abdur-Rahim - Obtained via trade from Memphis on June 27, 2001
Cal Bowdler - Selected in the first round (17th overall) of the 1999 NBA Draft
Chris Crawford - Selected in the second round (51st overall) of the 1997 NBA Draft
Emanual Davis - Signed as a free agent on July 27, 2001
Dion Glover - Selected in the first round (20th overall) of the 1999 NBA Draft
Alan Henderson - Selected in the first round (16th overall) of the 1995 NBA Draft
DerMarr Johnson - Selected in the first round (6th overall) of the 2000 NBA Draft
Toni Kukoc - Obtained via trade from Philadelphia on February 22, 2001
Nazr Mohammed - Obtained via trade from Philadelphia on February 22, 2001
Hanno Mottola - Selected in the second round (40th overall) of the 2000 NBA Draft
Ira Newble - Signed as a free agent on January 22, 2002
Theo Ratliff - Obtained via trade from Philadelphia on February 22, 2001
Leon Smith - Signed as a free agent on January 14, 2002
Mark Strickland - Signed as a free agent on November 13, 2001
Jason Terry - Selected in the first round (10th overall) in the 1999 NBA Draft
Jacque Vaughn - Signed as a free agent on July 30, 2001
NOTE: Bowdler, Mottola, Newble, Strickland and Vaughn are currently free agents.
RECENT HAWKS DRAFT HIGHLIGHTS
Jason Terry hears his name and heads to stage at 1999 NBA Draft:
DerMarr Johnson enjoys his moment in the spotlight in 2000: