Last year, the Sonics took Nick Collison and Luke Ridnour with picks 12 and 14, respectively.
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Sonics Take Swift, Young

Confident in the players they already have on the roster, the Seattle SuperSonics went young in Jun. 24th's NBA Draft, selecting 7-0 center Robert Swift from Bakersfield High School with the 12th pick overall. The Sonics believe Swift has the potential to be one of the top centers in the league, and his skills mean he's not that far away from contributing. The Sonics traded their 35th pick to Memphis and used the 41st pick on North Carolina Central guard David Young, who played under Nate McMillan's brother, Randy, during his last year of college.

PICK PLAYER FROM
12 Robert Swift Bakersfield H.S.
41 David Young North Carolina Central

Articles

  • June 24 - Sonics Excited to Add Swift, Young
  • June 24 - The Robert Swift File
  • June 24 - The David Young File
  • June 24 - Post-Draft Quotes
  • June 23 - Sonics Scout the Top Prospects
  • June 23 - 2004 Center Prospects
  • June 21 - No Shortage of Options for Sonics in Draft
  • June 21 - 2004 Power Forward Prospects
  • June 18 - 2004 Small Forward Prospects
  • June 16 - 2004 Shooting Guard Prospects
  • June 14 - 2004 Point Guard Prospects
  • June 10 - 2004 Draft NCAA Prospect Stats
  • June 8 - Collison Working His Way Back
  • May 25 - Draft Lottery Basics
  • May 14 - Sonics in the Draft Lottery
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    Mocking the Sonics Picks
    SUPERSONICS.COM scoured the internet the find the latest mock drafts from various NBA experts. Find out who they saw the Sonics picking with their first-round picks. (Hint: It wasn't Robert Swift.) (Updated June 24.)

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    Workout Information
    Who did the Sonics take a closer look at in individual workouts? SUPERSONICS.COM is your source for that information.

  • May 28 - Round One Workouts
  • June 4 - Round Two Workouts
  • June 11 - Round Three Workouts
  • June 11 - Round Three Workouts
  • June 21 - Complete Final Workout List

    Other Resources
    NBA.com: Draft 2004
    NBA.com's Draft Lottery Home
    Chicago Pre-Draft Camp coverage from Bulls.com
    Portsmouth Invitational Tournament coverage from NBA.com
    Early Entrant List
    Pre-Draft Camp Measurements
    Likely Lottery Picks
    ESPN.com Draft Home
    Sonics 2003 Draft HQ

    Expansion Draft
    This year, in addition to the Amateur Draft, the NBA will also be holding an Expansion Draft to stock the new Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday, Jun. 22. The Sonics must choose eight players to protect from amongst the following group by Jun. 11 (Unrestricted free agents Brent Barry, Ansu Sesay and Leon Smith are ineligible):

    Player
    Pos
    Exp
    Ray Allen
    SG
    8
    Calvin Booth
    C
    5
    Nick Collison
    PF
    R
    Antonio Daniels
    PG
    7
    Reggie Evans
    PF
    2
    Richie Frahm (RFA)
    F/G
    1
    Jerome James
    C
    4
    Rashard Lewis
    SF
    6
    Ronald "Flip" Murray
    G
    2
    Vitaly Potapenko
    C
    8
    Vladimir Radmanovic
    F
    3
    Luke Ridnour
    PG
    1

    Also see:

  • Bobcats Draft Central
  • Expansion Draft Summary
  • Expansion Draft Rules

    Learning From History

    Recent 12th Picks
    YEAR TEAM PLAYER FROM
    2003 Seattle Nick Collison Kansas
    2002 L.A. Clippers Melvin Ely Fresno State
    2001 Seattle Vladimir Radmanovic Yugoslavia
    2000 Dallas Etan Thomas Syracuse
    1999 Toronto Aleksander Radojevic Barton County CC
    1998 Orlando Michael Doleac Utah
    1997 Indiana Austin Croshere Providence
    1996 Cleveland Vitaly Potapenko Wright State

    Recent 35th Picks
    YEAR TEAM PLAYER FROM
    2003 Milwaukee Szymon Szewczyk Poland
    2002 Cleveland Carlos Boozer Duke
    2001 New Jersey Brian Scalabrine USC
    2000 Washington Mike Smith Louisiana-Monroe
    1999 Washington Calvin Booth Penn State
    1998 Dallas Bruno Sundov Croatia
    1997 Dallas Bubba Wells Austin Peay
    1996 Seattle Joseph Blair Arizona

    Recent 41st Picks
    YEAR TEAM PLAYER FROM
    2003 Seattle Willie Green* Detroit Mercy
    2002 L.A. Clippers Mario Kasun Germany
    2001 Indiana Jamison Brewer Auburn
    2000 San Antonio Chris Carawell Duke
    1999 Denver Francisco Elson California
    1998 Houston Cuttino Mobley Rhode Island
    1997 Seattle Eddie Elisma Georgia Tech
    1996 Sacramento Jason Sasser Texas Tech
    * Traded to Philadelphia for the rights to the 50th pick (Paccelis Morlende) and cash

    Recent Sonics Picks
    YEAR PICK PLAYER FROM
    2003 12 Nick Collison Kansas
    14 Luke Ridnour Oregon
    41 Willie Green* Detroit Mercy
    2002 49 Peter Fehse Germany
    2001 12 Vladimir Radmanovic Yugoslavia
    40 Earl Watson UCLA
    42 Bobby Simmons% DePaul
    2000 17 Desmond Mason Oklahoma State
    42 Olumide Oyedeji Nigeria
    1999 13 Corey Maggette^ Duke
    1998 27 Vladimir Stepania Rep. Georgia
    32 Rashard Lewis Alief Elsik HS
    33 Jelani McCoy UCLA
    * Traded to Philadelphia for the rights to the 50th pick (Paccelis Morlende) and cash
    % Traded to Washington for the rights to Predrag Drobnjak.
    ^ Traded to Orlando with Dale Ellis, Don MacLean and Billy Owens for Horace Grant and second-round picks in 2000 and 2001.