1980 NBA Draft Pick Transactions

[I] = players who were later ruled ineligible by the NBA

yellow = data that is incomplete or uncertain

Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Round 1
1 1-1
Pistons
Celtics

 

Traded Bob McAdoo to Pistons for rights to M.L. Carr, 1980 first round pick (#1-Joe Barry Carroll), 1980 first round pick (#13-Rickey Brown) on 1979-09-06

Warriors

 

Traded Robert Parish, 1980 first round pick (#3-Kevin McHale) to Celtics for two 1980 first round picks (#1-Joe Barry Carroll) (#13-Rickey Brown) on 1980-06-09

  Joe Barry Carroll
2 1-2
Jazz
  Darrell Griffith
3 1-3
Warriors
Celtics

 

Traded two 1980 first round picks (#1-Joe Barry Carroll) (#13-Rickey Brown) to Warriors for Robert Parish, 1980 first round pick (#3-Kevin McHale) on 1980-06-09

  Kevin McHale
4 1-4
Bulls
  Kelvin Ransey
5 1-5
Nuggets
  James Ray
6 1-6
Nets
  Mike O'Koren
7 1-7
Clippers
Blazers

 

Received Kevin Kunnert, Kermit Washington, 1980 first round pick (#7-Mike Gminski), cash from Clippers on 1979-09-18 as compensation veteran free agent Bill Walton

Nets

 

Traded Calvin Natt to Blazers for Maurice Lucas, 1980 first round pick (#7-Mike Gminski), 1981 first round pick (#10-Albert King) on 1980-02-08

  Mike Gminski
8 1-8
Pacers
76ers

 

Traded Mel Bennett to Pacers for 1980 first round pick (#8-Andrew Toney) on 1976-11-02

  Andrew Toney
9 1-9
Cavaliers
Clippers

 

Traded Randy Smith to Cavaliers for 1980 first round pick (#9-Michael Brooks) on 1979-09-21

  Michael Brooks
10 1-10
Blazers
  Ronnie Lester
11 1-11
Mavericks
  Kiki Vandeweghe
12 1-12
Knicks
  Mike Woodson
13 1-13
Wizards
Pistons

 

Received 1980 first round pick (#13-Rickey Brown), 1982 first round draft choice (#12-John Bagley) from Bullets as compensation for Pistons signing of free agent Kevin Porter on 1979-07-12

Celtics

 

Traded Bob McAdoo to Pistons for rights to M.L. Carr, 1980 first round pick (#1-Joe Barry Carroll), 1980 first round pick (#13-Rickey Brown) on 1979-09-06

Warriors

 

Traded Robert Parish, 1980 first round pick (#3-Kevin McHale) to Celtics for two 1980 first round picks (#1-Joe Barry Carroll) (#13-Rickey Brown) on 1980-06-09

  Rickey Brown
14 1-14
Rockets
Wizards

 

Received 1980 first round pick (#14-Wes Matthews) from Rockets as compensation for Rockets signing of free agent Tom Henderson on 1979-07-16

  Wes Matthews
15 1-15
Spurs
  Reggie Johnson
16 1-16
Kings
  Charles "Hawkeye" Whitney
17 1-17
Bucks
Pistons

 

Traded Bob Lanier to Bucks for Kent Benson, 1980 first round pick (#17-Larry Drew) on 1980-02-04

  Larry Drew
18 1-18
Hawks
  Don Collins
19 1-19
Suns
Jazz

 

Traded Len Robinson to Suns for Marty Byrnes, Ron Lee, 1979 first round pick (#20-Larry Knight), 1980 first round pick (#19-John Duren), cash on 1979-01-12

  John Duren
20 1-20
Thunder
  Bill Hanzlik
21 1-21
76ers
  Monti Davis
22 1-22
Lakers
Cavaliers

 

Traded Butch Lee, 1982 first round pick (#1-James Worthy) to Lakers for Don Ford, 1980 first round pick (#22-Chad Kinch) on 1980-02-15

  Chad Kinch
23 1-23
Celtics
Pacers

 

Traded Earl Tatum, cash to Celtics for 1980 first round pick (#23-Carl Nicks) on 1979-07-19

Nuggets

 

Traded George McGinnis to Pacers for Alex English, 1980 first round pick (#23-Carl Nicks) on 1980-02-01

  Carl Nicks
Round 2
24 2-1
Pistons
Warriors

 

Traded Rickey Green to Pistons for 1980 second round pick (#24-Larry Smith) on 1978-10-09

  Larry Smith
25 2-2
Warriors
  Jeff Ruland
26 2-3
Jazz
Lakers

 

Sent 1977 second round pick (#44-Essie Hollis), 1978 first round pick (#16-Jack Givens) to Jazz and received 1977 first round pick (#6-Kenny Carr), 1978 first round pick (#8-Freeman Williams), 1979 first round pick (#1-Earvin "Magic" Johnson), 1980 second round pick (#26-Sam Worthen) from Jazz on 1976-08-05 as compensation free agent Gail Goodrich

Bulls

 

Traded Mark Landsberger to Lakers for Oliver Mack, 1980 second round pick (#26-Sam Worthen), 1981 second round pick (#28-Gene Banks), cash on 1980-02-13

  Sam Worthen
27 2-4
Nuggets
Nets

 

Received 1980 second round pick (#27-John Stroud) from Nuggets on 1978-07-08 as compensation for free agent Kim Hughes

Rockets

 

Traded Mike Newlin to Nets for 1980 second round pick (#27-John Stroud), cash on 1979-10-12

  John Stroud
28 2-5
Bulls
Hawks

 

Traded John Brown to Bulls for 1980 second round pick (#28-Craig Shelton) on 1978-10-09

  Craig Shelton
29 2-6
Nets
Pacers

 

Traded John Williamson to Nets for Bob Carrington, 1980 second round pick (#29-Louis Orr), 1981 second round pick (#25-Brian Jackson) on 1978-01-27

  Louis Orr
30 2-7
Clippers
Pacers

 

Received 1980 second round pick (#30-Kenny Natt) from Braves (later Clippers) on 1977-10-03 as compensation for free agent Wil Jones

  Kenny Natt
31 2-8
Cavaliers
Lakers

 

Traded Kenny Carr to Cavaliers for 1980 second round pick (#31-Wayne Robinson), 1981 second round pick (#28-Gene Banks) on 1979-10-24

  Wayne Robinson
32 2-9
Pacers
Blazers

 

Traded David "Corky" Calhoun to Pacers for 1980 second round pick (#32-David Lawrence) on 1978-06-30

  David Lawrence
33 2-10
Blazers
  Bruce Collins
34 2-11
Mavericks
  Roosevelt Bouie
35 2-12
Wizards
  Ricky Mahorn
36 2-13
Knicks
  DeWayne Scales
37 2-14
Spurs
Lakers

 

Traded Irv Kiffin to Spurs for 1980 second round pick (#37-Butch Carter) on 1979-10-05

  Butch Carter
38 2-15
Rockets
  Terry Stotts
39 2-16
Kings
Spurs

 

Traded Mike Green to Kings for 1980 second round pick (#39-Michael Wiley), cash on 1979-09-13

  Michael Wiley
40 2-17
Bucks
Kings

 

Traded Richard Washington to Bucks for Ernie Grunfeld, 1980 second round pick (#40-Dick Miller), cash on 1979-10-09

Pacers

 

Traded Len Elmore to Kings for 1980 second round pick (#40-Dick Miller), future considerations (?) on 1979-11-27

  Dick Miller
41 2-18
Hawks
Jazz

 

Traded Ron Lee to Hawks for 1980 second round pick (#41-Jawann Oldham), 1981 second round pick (#29-Eddie Johnson), future considerations (?) on 1979-10-10

Nuggets

 

Traded Tom Boswell to Jazz for 1980 second round pick (#41-Jawann Oldham) on 1979-11-20

  Jawann Oldham
42 2-19
Suns
  Kimberly Belton
43 2-20
Thunder
Rockets

 

Traded John Johnson to Sonics for 1979 second round pick (#42-Paul Mokeski), 1980 second round pick (#43-Billy Williams) on 1977-10-22

  Billy Williams
44 2-21
76ers
  Clyde Austin
45 2-22
Lakers
Pistons

 

This entire progression not 100% sure.

 

This progression is correct as per 1980-81 NBA Guide.

 

Jim Price ???

Jazz

 

Received 1980 second round pick (#45-Brad Branson), cash from Pistons on 1979-11-27 as compensation for free agent Ben Poquette and free agent Jim McElroy

Hawks

 

Unknown.

 

We're not sure how the pick got from the Jazz to the Hawks. TSN shows it as going in a trade involving Jim McElroy and Ron Lee, but that seems to be wrong, referring to the the trade that sent it from the Hawks to the Pistons in the end. Or were the Jazz somehow involved in that trade?

Pistons

 

Traded Jim McElroy to Hawks for Ron Lee, 1980 second round pick (#45-Brad Branson), 1980 third round pick (#64-Jonathan Moore) on 1980-01-24

Brad Branson
46 2-23
Celtics
  Arnette Hallman
Round 3
47 3-1
Pistons
Nuggets

 

Traded Jim Price, 1979 first round pick (#15-Phil Hubbard) to Pistons for Ralph Simpson, 2 draft picks (possibly 1979 #25-Oliver Mack) (possibly 1980 #47-Kurt Nimphius) on 1978-02-01

  Kurt Nimphius
48 3-2
Jazz
Nuggets

 

Traded Robert Smith to Jazz for 1980 third round pick (#48-Eddie Lee), 1981 second round pick (#34-Kenneth Green) on 1979-10-09

  Eddie Lee
49 3-3
Warriors
  John Virgil
50 3-4
Bulls
  James Wilkes
51 3-5
Nuggets
  Ron Valentine
52 3-6
Nets
  Lowes Moore
53 3-7
Clippers
Cavaliers

 

Traded Bobby Smith to Clippers for draft pick (1980 #53-Stuart House), future considerations (?) on 1979-10-27

  Stuart House
54 3-8
Pacers
Celtics

 

Received draft pick (possibly 1980 #54-Ron Perry) from Pacers on 1979-07-11 as compensation for free agent Frankie Sanders

  Ron Perry
55 3-9
Cavaliers
  Wayne Abrams
56 3-10
Blazers
  Mike Harper
57 3-11
Mavericks
  Dave Britton
58 3-12
Knicks
  Kurt Rambis
59 3-13
Wizards
Suns

 

Traded rights to Steve Malovic to Bullets for 1979 first round pick (#22-Kyle Macy), 1980 third round pick (#59-John Campbell) on 1979-06-22

  John Campbell
60 3-14
Rockets
Spurs

 

Traded Billy Paultz to Rockets for John Shumate, 1980 third round pick (#60-Lavon Mercer), cash on 1980-01-17

  Lavon Mercer
61 3-15
Spurs
  Rich Yonakor
62 3-16
Kings
  Tony Murphy
63 3-17
Bucks
  Al Beal
64 3-18
Hawks
 
Pistons

 

Traded Jim McElroy to Hawks for Ron Lee, 1980 second round pick (#45-Brad Branson), 1980 third round pick (#64-Jonathan Moore) on 1980-01-24

  Jonathan Moore
Jazz

 

Traded 1974 first round pick (#10-Mike Sojourner), 1975 first round pick (#1-David Thompson (a)), 1975 second round pick (#19-Bill Willoughby), 1976 second round pick (#23-Alex English), second and third picks in expansion draft (Bob Kaufmann) (Dean Meminger) to Hawks for Pete Maravich, 1980 third round pick (#64-Jonathan Moore) on 1974-05-03

 

Pick was traded from Jazz to Hawks as part of the 1974 Pete Maravich trade per the 1980-06-28 issue of The Sporting News and Jazz media guide. But numerous other sources with information on that trade do not show any third round pick involved.

Hawks

 

Unknown.

 

Progression per 1980-81 NBA Guide.

65 3-19
Suns
  Doug True
66 3-20
Thunder
  Carl Bailey
67 3-21
76ers
  Reggie Gaines
68 3-22
Lakers
Cavaliers

 

Traded Jim Chones to Lakers for Dave Robisch, 1980 third round pick (#68-Ron Jones) on 1979-10-05

  Ron Jones
69 3-23
Celtics
  Donald Newman
Round 4
70 4-1
Pistons
  Darwin Cook
71 4-2
Warriors
  Robert Scott
72 4-3
Jazz
  Alan Taylor
73 4-4
Nuggets
  Sammie Ellis
74 4-5
Bulls
  Ron Charles
75 4-6
Nets
  Rory Sparrow
76 4-7
Clippers
  Ed Odom
77 4-8
Cavaliers
  Murray Brown
78 4-9
Pacers
  Rich Branning
79 4-10
Blazers
  Kelvin Henderson
80 4-11
Mavericks
  David Johnson
81 4-12
Wizards
  Francois Wise
82 4-13
Knicks
  Joseph Chmelich
83 4-14
Spurs
  Calvin Roberts
84 4-15
Rockets
  Dean Hunger
85 4-16
Kings
76ers

 

Unknown.

 

Marlon Redmond?

  Billy Bryant
86 4-17
Bucks
  Jeff Wolf
87 4-18
Hawks
Lakers

 

Unknown.

 

Tony Robertson? — The Register section of the 1978-79 NBA Guide says Roberston was traded for a draft choice [singular], but the 1979 and 1980 TSN draft coverage issues both show picks going from the Hawks to the Lakers for him.

 

Lakers traded Connie Hawkins to Hawks for draft picks (?-?) on 1975-08-08 ???

  Tony Jackson
88 4-19
Suns
  Leroy Stampley
89 4-20
Thunder
  Gary Ray Hooker
90 4-21
76ers
  Harold Hubbard
91 4-22
Lakers
  Ron Baxter
92 4-23
Celtics
  Kevin Hamilton
Round 5
93 5-1
Pistons
  Tony Fuller
94 5-2
Jazz
  Wally West
95 5-3
Warriors
  Don Carlino
96 5-4
Bulls
  Mike Campbell
97 5-5
Nuggets
  James Patrick
98 5-6
Nets
  Aaron Curry
99 5-7
Clippers
  Wally Rank
100 5-8
Pacers
  Joe Galvin
101 5-9
Cavaliers
  LaVon Williams
102 5-10
Blazers
  Larry Belin
103 5-11
Mavericks
  Darrell Allums
104 5-12
Knicks
  William Carey
105 5-13
Wizards
  Daryl Strickland
106 5-14
Rockets
  Albert Jones
107 5-15
Spurs
  Gib Hinz
108 5-16
Kings
  Kevin Blakley
109 5-17
Bucks
  Ken Jones
110 5-18
Hawks
  Mike Doyle
111 5-19
Suns
  Mark Stevens
112 5-20
Thunder
  Lenny Horton
113 5-21
76ers
  Jim Swaney
114 5-22
Lakers
  Rick Raivio
115 5-23
Celtics
  Rufus Harris
Round 6
116 6-1
Pistons
  Tony Turner
117 6-2
Warriors
  Neil Bresnahan
118 6-3
Jazz
  Ken Cunningham
119 6-4
Nuggets
  Ernie Hill
120 6-5
Bulls
  Bernard Rencher
121 6-6
Nets
  Rick Mattick
122 6-7
Clippers
  Londale Theus
123 6-8
Cavaliers
  Antonio Martin
124 6-9
Pacers
  Randy Owens
125 6-10
Blazers
  Perry Mirkovich
126 6-11
Mavericks
  Leroy Jackson
127 6-12
Wizards
  Ken Dancy
128 6-13
Knicks
  Kelvin Hicks
129 6-14
Spurs
  Dean Uthoff
130 6-15
Rockets
  Everette Jefferson
131 6-16
Kings
  Kent Grooms
132 6-17
Bucks
  Alex Gilbert
133 6-18
Hawks
  Mike Zagardo
134 6-19
Suns
  Coby Leavitt
135 6-20
Thunder
  Jim Strickland
136 6-21
76ers
  Donald Cooper
137 6-22
Lakers
  Odis Boddie
138 6-23
Celtics
  Kenny Evans
Round 7
139 7-1
Pistons
  Carl Pierce
140 7-2
Jazz
  Dave Colescott
141 7-3
Warriors
  Lorenzo Romar
142 7-4
Bulls
  Robert Byrd
143 7-5
Nuggets
  Tommy Springer
144 7-6
Nets
  Larry Spicer
145 7-7
Clippers
  Paul Anderson
146 7-8
Pacers
  Charles Naddaff
147 7-9
Cavaliers
  Leroy Berry
148 7-10
Blazers
  Gig Sims
149 7-11
Mavericks
  Tony Forch
150 7-12
Knicks
  Bobby Turner
151 7-13
Wizards
  Karl Godine
152 7-14
Rockets
  Joe Nehls
153 7-15
Spurs
  Allan Zahn
154 7-16
Kings
  Arnold McDowell
155 7-17
Bucks
  Ron White
156 7-18
Hawks
  Charles Hightower
157 7-19
Suns
  Ron Williams
158 7-20
Thunder
  Carl Ervin
159 7-21
76ers
  Richard Smith
 
Lakers
  Charley Davis [I]
160 7-22
Celtics
  Les Hanson
Round 8
61 8-1
Pistons
  Leroy Loggins
162 8-2
Warriors
  Kurt Kanaskie
163 8-3
Jazz
  Jim Brandon
 
Nuggets
  Frank Johnson [I]
164 8-4
Bulls
  Modzel Greer
165 8-5
Nets
  Lloyd Terry
166 8-6
Cavaliers
  Jim Ellinghausen
167 8-7
Pacers
  Steve Stielper
168 8-8
Blazers
  John Stroeder
169 8-9
Mavericks
  Clarence Kea
170 8-10
Wizards
  Rich Valavicious
171 8-11
Knicks
  James Salters
172 8-12
Spurs
  Bill Bailey
173 8-13
Rockets
  Rosie Barnes
 
Kings
  Kevin Singleton [I]
174 8-14
Bucks
  Keith Valentine
 
Hawks
  Larry Lawrence [I]
175 8-15
Suns
  Jim Conolly
176 8-16
Thunder
  Al Dutch
177 8-17
76ers
  Martin Lemelle
178 8-18
Lakers
  Melvin Hooker
179 8-19
Celtics
  Steve Wright
Round 9
180 9-1
Pistons
  Terry Dupris
181 9-2
Jazz
  Paul Renfro
182 9-3
Warriors
  Billy Reid
183 9-4
Bulls
  Jay Shidler
184 9-5
Nuggets
  Jim Graziano
185 9-6
Nets
  Barry Young
186 9-7
Pacers
  Scott Rogers
187 9-8
Cavaliers
  Melvin Crafter
188 9-9
Blazers
  Rich Boucher
189 9-10
Mavericks
  Ken Williams
190 9-11
Knicks
  Don Wiley
191 9-12
Wizards
  Clinton Wyatt
192 9-13
Spurs
  Al Williams
193 9-14
Kings
  Charley Cole
194 9-15
Bucks
  Del Yarbrough
195 9-16
Hawks
  Stanley Lamb
196 9-17
Suns
  Keith French
197 9-18
Thunder
  Jim Tillman
198 9-19
76ers
  Luke Griffin
199 9-20
Celtics
  Brian Jung
Round 10
 
Pistons
  Steve Johnson [I]
200 10-1
Warriors
  Tim Higgins
201 10-2
Jazz
  Leroy Coleman
202 10-3
Nuggets
  Earl Sango
203 10-4
Bulls
  Billy Foster
 
Nets
  Durand "Rudy" Macklin [I]
204 10-5
Pacers
  John Bates
205 10-6
Blazers
  Dave Kufeld
206 10-7
Mavericks
  Tom Morgan
207 10-8
Wizards
  Don Youman
208 10-9
Knicks
  Gerald Ross
209 10-10
Spurs
  Steve Schall
 
Rockets
  Ed Turner [I]
 
Kings
  Johnny Nash [I]
210 10-11
Bucks
  Melvin Crayton
 
Hawks
  Mickey Dilliard [I]
211 10-12
Suns
  Randy Carroll
212 10-13
Thunder
  Kent Williams
213 10-14
76ers
  Joe Hand
214 10-15
Celtics
  John Nolan