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All-Time NBA Draft History

Recapping every NBA Draft from 1947 to 2021

NBA.com Staff


Click on the year below for all picks from a specific Draft year.

2020s

2021 | No. 1 pick — Cade Cunningham (Detroit Pistons) | Full Draft

2020 | No. 1 pick — Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves) | Full Draft


2010s

2019 | No. 1 pick — Zion Williamson (New Orleans Pelicans) | Full Draft

2018 | No. 1 pick — Deandre Ayton (Phoenix Suns) | Full Draft

2017 | No. 1 pick — Markelle Fultz (Philadelphia 76ers) | Full Draft

2016 | No. 1 pick — Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers) | Full Draft

2015 | No. 1 pick — Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves) | Full Draft

2014 | No. 1 pick — Andrew Wiggins (Cleveland Cavaliers) | Full Drafts

2013 | No. 1 pick — Anthony Bennett (Cleveland Cavaliers) | Full Draft

2012 | No. 1 pick — Anthony Davis (New Orleans Hornets) | Full Draft

2011 | No. 1 pick — Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers) | Full Draft

2010 | No. 1 pick — John Wall (Washington Wizards) | Full Draft


2000s

2009 | No. 1 pick — Blake Griffin (LA Clippers) | Full Draft

2008 | No. 1 pick — Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls) | Full Draft

2007 | No. 1 pick — Greg Oden (Portland Trail Blazers) | Full Draft

2006 | No. 1 pick — Andrea Bargnani (Toronto Raptors) | Full Draft

2005 | No. 1 pick — Andrew Bogut (Milwaukee Bucks) | Full Draft

2004 | No. 1 pick — Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic) | Full Draft

2003 | No. 1 pick — LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) | Full Draft

2002 | No. 1 pick — Yao Ming (Houston Rockets) | Full Draft

2001 | No. 1 pick — Kwame Brown (Washington Wizards) | Full Draft

2000 | No. 1 pick — Kenyon Martin (New Jersey Nets) | Full Draft


1990s

1999 | No. 1 pick — Elton Brand (Chicago Bulls) | Full Draft

1998 | No. 1 pick — Michael Olowokandi (LA Clippers) | Full Draft

1997 | No. 1 pick — Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs) | Full Draft

1996 | No. 1 pick — Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers) | Full Draft

1995 | No. 1 pick — Joe Smith (Golden State Warriors) | Full Draft

1994 | No. 1 pick — Glenn Robinson (Milwaukee Bucks) | Full Draft

1993 | No. 1 pick — Chris Webber (Orlando Magic) | Full Draft

1992 | No. 1 pick — Shaquille O’ Neal (Orlando Magic) | Full Draft

1991 | No. 1 pick — Larry Johnson (Charlotte Hornets) | Full Draft

1990 | No. 1 pick — Derrick Coleman (New Jersey Nets) | Full Draft


1980s

1989 | No. 1 pick — Pervis Ellison (Sacramento Kings) | Full Draft

1988 | No. 1 pick — Danny Manning (LA Clippers) | Full Draft

1987 | No. 1 pick — David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs) | Full Draft

1986 | No. 1 pick — Brad Daugherty (Cleveland Cavaliers) | Full Draft

1985 | No. 1 pick — Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks) | Full Draft

1984 | No. 1 pick — Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets) | Full Draft

1983 | No. 1 pick — Ralph Sampson (Houston Rockets) | Full Draft

1982 | No. 1 pick — James Worthy (Los Angeles Lakers) | Full Draft

1981 | No. 1 pick — Mark Aguirre (Dallas Mavericks) | Full Draft

1980 | No. 1 pick — Joe Barry Carroll (Golden State Warriors) | Full Draft


1970s

1979 | No. 1 pick — Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers) | Full Draft

1978 | No. 1 pick — Mychal Thompson (Portland Trail Blazers) | Full Draft

1977 | No. 1 pick — Kent Benson (Milwaukee Bucks) | Full Draft

1976 | No. 1 pick — John Lucas (Houston Rockets) | Full Draft

1975 | No. 1 pick — David Thompson (Atlanta Hawks) | Full Draft

1974 | No. 1 pick — Bill Walton (Portland Trail Blazers) | Full Draft

1973 | No. 1 pick — Doug Collins (Philadelphia 76ers) | Full Draft

1972 | No. 1 pick — LaRue Martin (Portland Trail Blazers) | Full Draft

1971 | No. 1 pick — Austin Carr (Cleveland Cavaliers) | Full Draft

1970 | No. 1 pick — Bob Lanier (Detroit Pistons) | Full Draft


1960s

1969 | No. 1 pick — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Milwaukee Bucks) | Full Draft

1968 | No. 1 pick — Elvin Hayes (San Diego Rickets) | Full Draft

1967 | No. 1 pick — Jimmy Walker (Detroit Pistons) | Full Draft

1966 | No. 1 pick — Cazzie Russell (New York Knicks) | Full Draft

1965 | No. 1 pick — Fred Hetzel (San Francisco Warriors) | Full Draft

1964 | No. 1 pick — Jim Barnes (New York Knicks) | Full Draft

1963 | No. 1 pick — Art Heyman (New York Knicks) | Full Draft

1962 | No. 1 pick — Bill McGill (Chicago Zephyrs) | Full Draft

1961 | No. 1 pick — Walt Bellamy (Chicago Zephyrs) | Full Draft

1960 | No. 1 pick — Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati Royals) | Full Draft


1950s

1959 | No. 1 pick — Bob Boozer (Cincinnati Royals) | Full Draft

1958 | No. 1 pick — Elgin Baylor (Minneapolis Lakers) | Full Draft

1957 | No. 1 pick — Hot Rod Hundley (Cincinnati Royals) | Full Draft

1956 | No. 1 pick — Si Green (Rochester Royals) | Full Draft

1955 | No. 1 pick — Dick Ricketts (St. Louis Hawks) | Full Draft

1954 | No. 1 pick — Frank Selvy (Baltimore Bullets) | Full Draft

1953 | No. 1 pick — Ray Felix (Baltimore Bullets) | Full Draft

1952 | No. 1 pick — Mark Workman (Milwaukee Hawks) | Full Draft

1951 | No. 1 pick — Gene Melchiorre (Baltimore Hawks) | Full Draft

1950 | No. 1 pick — Chuck Share (Boston Celtics) | Full Draft


1940s

1949 | No. 1 pick — Howie Shannon (Providence Steam Rollers) | Full Draft

1948 | No. 1 pick — Andy Tonkovich (Providence Steam Rollers) | Full Draft

1947 | No. 1 pick — Clifton McNeeley (Pittsburgh Ironmen) | Full Draft

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