1984 NBA draft

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The 1984 NBA draft was the 37th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA).wikipedia
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Houston Rockets

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The Houston Rockets won the coin flip and were awarded the first overall pick, while the Portland Trail Blazers, who obtained the Indiana Pacers' first-round pick in a trade, were awarded the second pick.
In the 1984 NBA draft, once again with the first overall pick, the Rockets drafted center Hakeem Olajuwon, who would become the cornerstone of the most successful period in franchise history.

Michael Jordan

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The Chicago Bulls used the third pick to draft Naismith and Wooden College Player of the Year Michael Jordan from the University of North Carolina.
Jordan joined the Bulls in 1984 as the third overall draft pick.

NBA draft lottery

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This draft was the last to be held before the creation of the draft lottery in 1985.
After the 1984 coin flip, which was won by the Houston Rockets, the NBA introduced the lottery system to counter the accusations that the Rockets and several other teams were deliberately losing their regular season games in order to secure the worst record and consequently the chance to obtain the first pick.

Sam Bowie

The Portland Trail Blazers used the second overall pick to draft Sam Bowie from the University of Kentucky.
Projected as a solid first rounder in the 1984 NBA draft, Bowie was chosen by the Portland Trail Blazers as the second selection, ahead of Hall of Famer Michael Jordan, due to Portland already having drafted Clyde Drexler just a year before.

Indiana Pacers

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The Houston Rockets won the coin flip and were awarded the first overall pick, while the Portland Trail Blazers, who obtained the Indiana Pacers' first-round pick in a trade, were awarded the second pick.
The next year, they traded a 1984 draft pick to the Portland Trail Blazers for center Tom Owens, who had played for the Pacers during their last ABA season.

Charles Barkley

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Charles Barkley, a junior forward from Auburn University, was drafted fifth by the Philadelphia 76ers.
An All-American power forward at Auburn University, he was drafted as a junior by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 5th pick of the 1984 NBA draft.

Portland Trail Blazers

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The Houston Rockets won the coin flip and were awarded the first overall pick, while the Portland Trail Blazers, who obtained the Indiana Pacers' first-round pick in a trade, were awarded the second pick.
In the next year's draft, the Trail Blazers landed the No.

Dallas Mavericks

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Jordan's teammate at North Carolina, Sam Perkins, was drafted fourth by the Dallas Mavericks.
Vandeweghe was traded to the Denver Nuggets, along with a first-round pick, in 1981, in exchange for two future first-round picks that eventually materialized into Rolando Blackman in 1981 and Sam Perkins in 1984.

Chicago Bulls

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The Chicago Bulls used the third pick to draft Naismith and Wooden College Player of the Year Michael Jordan from the University of North Carolina.
In the summer of 1984, the Bulls had the third pick of the 1984 NBA draft, after Houston and Portland.

Alvin Robertson

Alvin Robertson, the seventh pick, is the only other player from this draft who has won annual NBA awards as a player; he won both the Defensive Player of the Year Award and the Most Improved Player Award in 1986.
Best known for his defense, the 6'3" Robertson played for ten years after being selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the seventh pick in the 1984 NBA draft out of Crowder Junior College and the University of Arkansas. After five seasons with the Spurs, He finished out his career with the Milwaukee Bucks, the Detroit Pistons and the Toronto Raptors. He also was a member of 1984 U.S. Olympic gold-medal team.

Leon Wood

A college All-American, he was a first round NBA draft pick, and both an Olympic and Pan-Am Games gold-medalist.

Otis Thorpe

Two other players from this draft, ninth pick Otis Thorpe and eleventh pick Kevin Willis, were also selected to one All-Star Game each.
Thorpe was drafted by the Kansas City Kings as the ninth overall pick in the first round of the 1984 NBA draft.

NBA draft

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The 1984 NBA draft was the 37th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The following two years saw two players born outside the U.S. selected first overall—Nigerian Hakeem Olajuwon in 1984 and Jamaica-born American Patrick Ewing in 1985.

Lancaster Gordon

Lancaster Gordon (born June 24, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round (8th pick overall) of the 1984 NBA Draft.

Kevin Willis

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Two other players from this draft, ninth pick Otis Thorpe and eleventh pick Kevin Willis, were also selected to one All-Star Game each.
He was selected in the 1984 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks.

Michael Cage

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A 6'9" power forward/center from San Diego State, he is the Aztecs' all-time rebounding leader and second leading scorer as of 2011. Cage was the 14th pick of the 1984 NBA draft. He played 15 NBA seasons (1984–2000) with five teams: the Los Angeles Clippers, the Seattle SuperSonics, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Nets.

Kenny Fields

Kenny Fields (born February 9, 1962) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1st round (21st overall) of the 1984 NBA Draft.

Sam Perkins

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Jordan's teammate at North Carolina, Sam Perkins, was drafted fourth by the Dallas Mavericks.
Chosen by the Dallas Mavericks as the fourth overall pick in the 1984 NBA draft, Perkins went on to play as a power forward and center in the NBA from 1984 to 2001.

Utah Jazz

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Jazz fans were not happy when the team picked an unknown guard in the first round of the 1984 NBA draft, John Stockton.

Tony Campbell

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A 6'7" small forward out of Ohio State University, Campbell was selected 20th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 1984 NBA draft. He was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 1987.

Jay Humphries

Humphries was selected 13th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 1984 NBA Draft.

John Stockton

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Olajuwon, Jordan and Barkley, along with the 16th pick John Stockton and the 131st pick Oscar Schmidt, have been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
In June 1984, Stockton was selected by the Utah Jazz in the first round of the 1984 NBA draft with the 16th overall pick.

Melvin Turpin

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In 1984, Turpin was chosen as the sixth overall pick in the first round by the Washington Bullets in the NBA Draft, being immediately traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Tony Costner

1984 2nd round pick
Tony Costner (born June 30, 1962) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Washington Bullets in the 2nd round (34th overall) of the 1984 NBA Draft and played in Europe and in the Continental Basketball Association.

Auburn Tigers men's basketball

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Charles Barkley, a junior forward from Auburn University, was drafted fifth by the Philadelphia 76ers.