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As an expansion (first year) franchise for the 1970-71 NBA season, the Buffalo Braves, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Portland Trail Blazers chose 11 players from other NBA teams in the 'expansion draft.'


Buffalo Braves selections

Player Position Team
Emmett Bryant Boston Celtics
Fred Crawford Milwaukee Bucks
Dick Garrett L.A. Lakers
Herm Gilliam Cincinnati Royals
Bill Hosket New York Knicks
Bailey Howell Boston Celtics
Paul Long Detroit Pistons
Mike Flynn Los Angeles Lakers
Don May New York Knicks
Ray Scott Baltimore Bullets
George Wilson Philadelphia 76ers


Cleveland Cavaliers selections

Player Position Team
Butch Beard Guard Atlanta Hawks
Len Chappell Center Milwaukee Bucks
Johnny Egan Guard L.A. Lakers
Bobby Lewis Guard San Francisco Warriors
McCoy McLemore Center Detroit Pistons
Don Ohl Guard Atlanta Hawks
Walt Wesley Center Chicago Bulls
Loy Peterson Guard Chicago Bulls
Luther Rackley Center Cincinnati Royals
Bobby Smith Guard San Diego Rockets
John Warren Guard New York Knicks


Portland Trail Blazers selections

Player Position Team
Rick Adelman San Diego Rockets
Jerry Chambers Phoenix Suns
LeRoy Ellis Baltimore Bullets
Fred Hetzel Philadelphia 76ers
Joe Kennedy Seattle SuperSonics
Ed Manning Chicago Bulls
Stan McKenzie Phoenix Suns
Dorie Murray Seattle SuperSonics
Pat Riley San Diego Rockets
Dale Schlueter San Francisco Warriors
Larry Siegfried Boston Celtics





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