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The 1977 NBA Draft was the first draft to include four former ABA teams (Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, New York Nets and San Antonio Spurs). Just a few months later, the New York Nets would become the New Jersey Nets.

^ Denotes player who has been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame
* Denotes player who has been selected for (an) All-Star Game(s) and (an) All-NBA Team(s)
+ Denotes player who has been selected for (an) All-Star Game(s)
x Denotes player who has been selected for (an) All-NBA Team(s)

Round one

Pick Player Nationality Team School/club team
1 Kent Benson (C)  United States Milwaukee Bucks Indiana-Sr.
2 Otis Birdsong* (SG)  United States Kansas City Kings Houston-Sr.
3 Marques Johnson* (SF)  United States Milwaukee Bucks UCLA-Sr.
4 Greg Ballard (SF)  United States Washington Bullets Oregon-Sr.
5 Walter Davis* (SG)  United States Phoenix Suns North Carolina-Sr.
6 Kenny Carr (SF/PF)  United States Los Angeles Lakers North Carolina State-Jr.
7 Bernard King* (SF)  United States New Jersey Nets Tennessee-Jr.
8 Jack Sikma+ (C)  United States Seattle SuperSonics Illinois Wesleyan-Sr.
9 Tom LaGarde (C)  United States Denver Nuggets North Carolina-Sr.
10 Ray Williams (PG)  United States New York Knicks Minnesota-Sr.
11 Ernie Grunfeld (PG)  United States Milwaukee Bucks Tennessee-Sr.
12 Cedric Maxwell (PF)  United States Boston Celtics UNC-Charlotte-Sr.
13 Tate Armstrong (SG)  United States Chicago Bulls Duke-Sr.
14 Wayne "Tree" Rollins (C)  United States Atlanta Hawks Clemson-Sr.
15 Brad Davis (PG)  United States Los Angeles Lakers Maryland-Jr.
16 Rickey Green+ (PG)  United States Golden State Warriors Michigan-Sr.
17 Bo Ellis (PF)  United States Washington Bullets Marquette-Sr.
18 Wesley Cox (SF/PF)  United States Golden State Warriors Louisville-Sr.
19 Rich Laurel (SG)  United States Portland Trail Blazers Hofstra-Sr.
20 Glenn Mosley (PF)  United States Philadelphia 76ers Seton Hall-Sr.
21 Anthony Roberts (SF)  United States Denver Nuggets Oral Roberts-Sr.
22 Norm Nixon+ (PG)  United States Los Angeles Lakers Duquesne-Sr.

Notable post-first round picks

Pick Player Nationality Team School/club team
33 Eddie Jordan (PG)  United States Cleveland Cavaliers Rutgers
36 Ben Poquette (C)  United States Detroit Pistons Central Michigan
40 Robert Reid (SF)  United States Houston Rockets St. Mary (Texas)
41 T.R. Dunn (SG)  United States Portland Trail Blazers Alabama
46 James Edwards (C)  United States Los Angeles Lakers Washington
49 Eddie Johnson+ (SG)  United States Atlanta Hawks Auburn
138 Bruce Jenner (SG)  United States Kansas City Kings Graceland College
69 Lewis Troughton (C)  United Kingdom Warwick Dodge The Priory LSST


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