Sonics first-round pick Johan Petro meets NBA Commissioner David Stern.
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THE FRENCH CONNECTION
The Sonics have had much success in the draft recently, with the New York Times rating them the NBA's top team in terms of drafting. Their attempt to continue that trend saw them select a pair of Frenchmen on June 28. With the 25th pick, the Sonics took 7-0 center Johan Petro from Pau Orthez. Their 48th pick was used on swingman Mickael Gelebale, who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid. The Sonics traded the rights to 55th pick Lawrence Roberts to Memphis for future second-round picks in 2006 and 2007. To look back on the 2005 Draft as it unfolded, check out the NBA Draft Live.

PICK PLAYER FROM
25 Johan Petro France
48 Mickael Gelebale France

ARTICLES

  • Sonics French Connection
  • Notebook: Attention Turns to Summer League
  • The 2005 NBA Draft Live
  • Washington Talent Will Have Impact on Draft
  • Sonics See Deep Draft
  • Dave Pendergraft's Draft Lists
  • Sund Speaks on the Draft

    SCOUTING REPORTS

  • Point Guards
  • Shooting Guards
  • Small Forwards
  • Power Forwards
  • Centers

    MOCKING THE DRAFT

  • June 14 - v. 1.0
  • June 21 - v. 2.0

    WORKOUTS

  • Complete List
  • June 18-24
  • Through June 17

    MISCELLANEOUS

  • 2004 Sonics Draft HQ
  • 2003 Sonics Draft HQ

    NBA.COM'S COVERAGE

  • Draft Homepage
  • Prospect Profiles
  • Team-by-Team Breakdowns

    OTHER USEFUL SITES

  • ESPN.com's Draft Homepage
  • NBADraft.net
  • DraftExpress.com

    RECENT SONICS DRAFT PICKS

    YEAR PICK PLAYER FROM
    2004 12 Robert Swift Bakersfield HS
    35 Andre Emmett Detroit Mercy
    41 David Young North Carolina Central
    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 Memphis for a 2005 second-round pick and cash.
    * 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.

    RECENT 25TH PICKS

    YEAR TEAM PLAYER FROM
    2004 Boston Tony Allen Oklahoma State
    2003 Detroit Carlos Delfino Argentina
    2002 Denver Frank Williams # Illinois
    2001 Sacramento Gerald Wallace Alabama
    2000 Phoenix Jake Tsakalidis Greece
    1999 Miami Tim James Miami
    1998 Indiana Al Harrington St. Patrick's HS
    1997 New York John Thomas Minnesota
    # Traded to New York following draft

    RECENT 48TH PICKS

    YEAR TEAM PLAYER FROM
    2004 Sacramento Ricky Minard Morehead State
    2003 New Orleans James Lang C.P. Christian H.S.
    2002 Milwaukee* Chris Owens Texas
    2001 Memphis Antonis Fotsis Greece
    2000 Philadelphia Mark Karcher Temple
    1999 Milwaukee Galen Young Charlotte
    1998 Cleveland Ryan Stack South Carolina
    1997 Portland Alvin Williams Villanova
    * - Rights traded to Memphis

    RECENT 55TH PICKS

    YEAR TEAM PLAYER FROM
    2004 Houston Luis Flores* Manhattan
    2003 Minnesota Rick Rickert Minnesota
    2002 Dallas Mladen Sekularac Yugoslavaia
    2001 Sacramento Maurice Jeffers Yugoslavia
    2000 Golden State Chris Porter Auburn
    1999 Boston Kris Clack Texas
    1998 Denver Ryan Bowen Iowa
    1997 Seattle Mark Blount Pittsburgh
    * - Rights traded to Dallas