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The 1974 NBA Draft produced two current ESPN commentators (Bill Walton and Len Elmore). Walton went on to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to the 1976-77 NBA Championship title, along with Maurice Lucas (another 1974 first-round NBA draft-pick), and did the same with the Boston Celtics in 1985-86. Another first-rounder, Brian Winters is currently the head coach of the WNBA's Indiana Fever.

Names in bold represent players selected into the All-NBA Team. Names with asterisks represent players who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Round one

= All-Star
Pick Player Nationality NBA Team College/HS/Club Team
1 Bill Walton* (C-F)  United States Portland Trail Blazers UCLA-Sr.
2 Marvin Barnes (F)  United States Philadelphia 76ers Providence-Sr.
3 Tommy Burleson (C)  United States Seattle SuperSonics NC State-Sr.
4 John Shumate (F-C)  United States Phoenix Suns Notre Dame-Sr.
5 Bobby Jones (F)  United States Houston Rockets North Carolina-Sr.
6 Scott Wedman (F-G)  United States Kansas City-Omaha Kings Colorado-Sr.
7 Tom Henderson (G)  United States Atlanta Hawks Hawaii-Sr.
8 Campy Russell (F)  United States Cleveland Cavaliers Michigan-Jr.
9 Tom McMillen (F-C)  United States Buffalo Braves Maryland-Sr.
10 Mike Sojourner (C-F)  United States Atlanta Hawks Utah-So.
11 Keith (Jamaal) Wilkes (F-G)  United States Golden State Warriors UCLA-Sr.
12 Brian Winters (G-F)  United States Los Angeles Lakers South Carolina-Sr.
13 Len Elmore (C-F)  United States Washington Bullets Maryland-Sr.
14 Maurice Lucas (F-C)  United States Chicago Bulls Marquette-Jr.
15 Al Eberhard (F)  United States Detroit Pistons Missouri-Sr.
16 Cliff Pondexter (F-C)  United States Chicago Bulls Long Beach State-Fr.
17 Glenn McDonald (F-G)  United States Boston Celtics Long Beach State-Sr.
18 Gary Brokaw (G)  United States Milwaukee Bucks Notre Dame-Sr.

Round two

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team College/HS/Club Team
19 Don Smith  United States Philadelphia 76ers University of Dayton
20 Jan van Breda Kolff  United States Portland Trail Blazers Vanderbilt University
21 Billy Knight  United States L.A. Lakers University of Pittsburgh
22 Truck Robinson  United States Washington Bullets Indiana
23 Gus Bailey  United States Houston Rockets University of Texas at El Paso
24 Len Kosmalski  United States Kansas City Kings University of Tennessee
25 John Drew  United States Atlanta Hawks Gardner-Webb University
26 Leonard Gray  United States Seattle SuperSonics California State University, Long Beach
27 Leon Benbow  United States Chicago Bulls Jacksonville University
28 Aaron James  United States New Orleans Jazz Grambling State University
29 Phil Smith  United States Golden State Warriors University of San Francisco
30 Dennis DuVal  United States Washington Bullets Syracuse University
31 Fred Saunders  United States Phoenix Suns Syracuse University
32 Jesse Dark  United States New York Knicks Virginia Commonwealth University
33 Eric Money  United States Detroit Pistons University of Arizona
34 Phil Lumpkin  United States Portland Trail Blazers Miami University
35 Kevin Stacom  United States Boston Celtics Providence College
36 Rubin Collins  United States Portland Trail Blazers University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Drafted players who opted for the ABA

2nd overall draft pick Marvin Barnes turned down the NBA to sign and play for the Spirits of St. Louis of the American Basketball Association prior to the ABA-NBA merger.

13th overall draft pick Len Elmore turned down the NBA to sign and play for the Indiana Pacers of the American Basketball Association prior to the ABA-NBA merger.

14th overall draft pick Maurice Lucas turned down the NBA to sign and play for the Spirits of St. Louis of the American Basketball Association prior to the ABA-NBA merger.

20th overall draft pick Jan Van Breda Kolff turned down the NBA to sign and play for the Denver Nuggets of the American Basketball Association prior to the ABA-NBA merger.

21st overall draft pick Billy Knight turned down the NBA to sign and play for the Indiana Pacers of the American Basketball Association prior to the ABA-NBA merger.

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