1982 NBA Draft
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1982 NBA Draft
1982 NBA draft
General Information
Date(s)June 29, 1982
LocationFelt Forum, New York City, New York
Network(s)USA Network
James Worthy, Los Angeles Lakers
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The 1982 NBA draft took place on June 29, 1982, at the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.


A man, wearing a gray suit, a shirt and a tie, is clapping his hands while looking up.
James Worthy was selected first overall by the Los Angeles Lakers.
A man, with a Panathinaikos jersey in a game looking up.
Dominique Wilkins was selected third overall by the Utah Jazz.
A man wearing a buttoned shirt stands in front of a vine and smiles.
Clark Kellogg was selected eighth overall by the Indiana Pacers.
Round Pick Player Pos. Nationality Team School/club team
1 1 James Worthy^ SF  United States Los Angeles Lakers (from Cleveland) North Carolina (Jr.)
1 2 Terry Cummings* PF  United States San Diego Clippers DePaul (Jr.)
1 3 Dominique Wilkins^ SF  United States Utah Jazz Georgia (Jr.)
1 4 Bill Garnett SF  United States Dallas Mavericks Wyoming (Sr.)
1 5 LaSalle Thompson C/PF  United States Kansas City Kings Texas (Jr.)
1 6 Trent Tucker SG  United States New York Knicks Minnesota (Sr.)
1 7 Quintin Dailey SG  United States Chicago Bulls San Francisco (Jr.)
1 8 Clark Kellogg PF  United States Indiana Pacers Ohio State (Jr.)
1 9 Cliff Levingston PF  United States Detroit Pistons Wichita State (Jr.)
1 10 Keith Edmonson SG  United States Atlanta Hawks Purdue (Sr.)
1 11 Fat Lever* PG  United States Portland Trail Blazers Arizona State (Sr.)
1 12 John Bagley PG  United States Cleveland Cavaliers (from Washington via Detroit) Boston College (Jr.)
1 13 Sleepy Floyd+ SG  United States New Jersey Nets Georgetown (Sr.)
1 14 Lester Conner PG  United States Golden State Warriors Oregon State (Sr.)
1 15 David Thirdkill SF  United States Phoenix Suns (from Denver) Bradley (Sr.)
1 16 Terry Teagle SG  United States Houston Rockets Baylor (Sr.)
1 17 Brook Steppe SG  United States Kansas City Kings (from Phoenix via New Jersey) Georgia Tech (Sr.)
1 18 Ricky Pierce+ SF  United States Detroit Pistons (from San Antonio via Portland) Rice (Sr.)
1 19 Rob Williams PG  United States Denver Nuggets (from Seattle) Houston (Jr.)
1 20 Paul Pressey SF  United States Milwaukee Bucks Tulsa (Sr.)
1 21 Eddie Phillips SF  United States New Jersey Nets (from Los Angeles) Alabama (Sr.)
1 22 Mark McNamara C  United States Philadelphia 76ers California (Sr.)
1 23 Darren Tillis C  United States Boston Celtics Cleveland State (Sr.)
2 24 Oliver Robinson SG  United States San Antonio Spurs UAB (Sr.)
2 25 Bryan Warrick SG  United States Washington Bullets Saint Joseph's (Sr.)
2 26 Ricky Frazier# SF  United States Chicago Bulls Missouri (Sr.)
2 27 Fred Roberts PF  United States Milwaukee Bucks BYU (Sr.)
2 28 Dave Magley PF  United States Cleveland Cavaliers Kansas (Sr.)
2 29 Scott Hastings F/C  United States New York Knicks Arkansas (Sr.)
2 30 Wallace Bryant C  United States Chicago Bulls San Francisco (Sr.)
2 31 Rod Higgins F/C  United States Chicago Bulls Fresno State (Sr.)
2 32 Richard Anderson PF  United States San Diego Clippers UC Santa Barbara (Sr.)
2 33 Linton Townes SF  United States Portland Trail Blazers James Madison (Sr.)
2 34 Vince Taylor SF  United States New York Knicks Duke (Sr.)
2 35 Derek Smith SG  United States Golden State Warriors Louisville (Sr.)
2 36 J. J. Anderson SF  United States Philadelphia 76ers Bradley (Sr.)
2 37 Audie Norris C  United States Portland Trail Blazers Jackson State (Sr.)
2 38 Wayne Sappleton F  United States Golden State Warriors (traded to New Jersey) Loyola (IL) (Sr.)
2 39 Kevin Magee# PF  United States Phoenix Suns UC Irvine (Sr.)
2 40 Guy Morgan G  United States Indiana Pacers Wake Forest (Sr.)
2 41 Dwight Anderson G  United States Washington Bullets USC (Sr.)
2 42 Jeff Taylor SG  United States Houston Rockets Texas Tech (Sr.)
2 43 Jose Slaughter SG  United States Indiana Pacers Portland (Sr.)
2 44 Mike Gibson F  United States Washington Bullets USC Upstate (Sr.)
2 45 Russ Schoene F/C  United States Philadelphia 76ers Chattanooga (Sr.)
2 46 Tony Guy# G  United States Boston Celtics Kansas (Sr.)

Notable post-second round picks

Corny Thompson was selected 50th overall by the Dallas Mavericks.
Tony Brown was selected 82nd overall by the New Jersey Nets.

These post-second round picks have appeared in at least one regular or postseason game in the NBA.[1][2]

Round Pick Player Pos. Nationality Team School/club team
3 47 Mike Wilson G  United States Cleveland Cavaliers Marquette (Sr.)
3 48 Craig Hodges SG  United States San Diego Clippers Long Beach State (Sr.)
3 50 Corny Thompson PF  United States Dallas Mavericks Connecticut (Sr.)
3 51 Jim Johnstone PF/C  United States Kansas City Kings Wake Forest (Sr.)
3 54 Hutch Jones PG  United States San Diego Clippers Vanderbilt (Sr.)
3 55 Jerry Eaves PG  United States Utah Jazz Louisville (Sr.)
3 56 Joe Kopicki PF  United States Atlanta Hawks Detroit (Sr.)
3 60 Chris Engler C  United States Golden State Warriors Wyoming (Sr.)
3 63 Chuck Nevitt C  United States Houston Rockets NC State (Sr.)
3 65 John Greig SF  United States Seattle SuperSonics Oregon (Sr.)
3 69 Perry Moss PG  United States Boston Celtics Northeastern (Sr.)
4 72 Mark Eaton+ C  United States Utah Jazz UCLA (Sr.)
4 74 Mike Sanders SG  United States Kansas City Kings UCLA (Sr.)
4 76 Chuck Aleksinas C  United States Chicago Bulls Connecticut (Sr.)
4 78 Walker Russell SG  United States Detroit Pistons Western Michigan (Sr.)
4 82 Tony Brown SF/SG  United States New Jersey Nets Arkansas (Sr.)
4 86 Rory White PF  United States Phoenix Suns South Alabama (Sr.)
6 138 John Schweitz SG  United States Boston Celtics Richmond (Sr.)
7 140 Eddie Hughes PG  United States San Diego Clippers Colorado State (Sr.)
8 166 Ed Nealy PF  United States Kansas City Kings Kansas State (Sr.)
10 221 Dale Wilkinson F  United States Phoenix Suns Idaho State (Sr.)


  • "Complete First Round Results 1980-89". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved 2010.
  • "1982 NBA Draft". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010.
  • "1982-1986 NBA Drafts". The Association for Professional Basketball Research. Archived from the original on 16 November 2010. Retrieved 2010.

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