1993 NBA draft
The 1993 NBA draft took place on June 30, 1993, in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The draft had some talented players at the top, but injuries and personal problems hurt many of them. Anfernee Hardaway, Allan Houston, and Jamal Mashburn all looked like possible Hall of Famers until their careers were cut short by injuries. Isaiah Rider and Vin Baker showed great potential but were plagued by personal problems. Bobby Hurley's career was derailed by a car accident in December of his rookie year. The mid-to-late first round (starting with pick 13) was littered with players that failed to make any significant impact, with the exception of three-time NBA champion Sam Cassell. One of the NBA best all-time wing defensive players, three-time champion Bruce Bowen, went un-drafted.
|1993 NBA draft|
|Date(s)||June 30, 1993|
|Location||Auburn Hills, Michigan|
|54 total selections in 2 rounds|
|First selection||Chris Webber, Orlando Magic|
(traded to Golden State Warriors)
Despite having the lowest odds, the Orlando Magic won the first pick in the 1993 NBA Draft Lottery. It was the second year in a row the Magic won the draft lottery. The Magic drafted Chris Webber with the number one overall pick, but only minutes later, executed a blockbuster trade. The Magic traded Webber to the Golden State Warriors for their first round pick (#3 overall) Penny Hardaway and three of Golden State's future first-round draft selections.
|PG||Point guard||SG||Shooting guard||SF||Small forward||PF||Power forward||C||Center|
|^||Denotes player who has been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame|
|*||Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team|
|+||Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game|
|x||Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-NBA Team|
|#||Denotes player who never appeared in an NBA regular season or playoff game|
- Nationality indicates the player's national team or representative nationality. If a player has not competed at the international level, then the nationality indicates the national team which the player is eligible to represent according to FIBA rules.
Notable undrafted playersEdit
These players were not selected in the 1993 NBA draft but have played at least one game in the NBA.
|Player||Pos.||Nationality||School / club team|
|Ashraf Amaya||F||United States||Southern Illinois (Sr.)|
|Bruce Bowen||SF||United States||Cal State Fullerton (Sr.)|
|Mitchell Butler||PG||United States||UCLA (Sr.)|
|Kornél Dávid||PF||Hungary||Tungsram-Honvéd (Hungary)|
|Bill Edwards||F||United States||Wright State (Sr.)|
|Evric Gray||SF||United States||UNLV (Sr.)|
|Warren Kidd||C||United States||Middle Tennessee (Sr.)|
|Todd Mundt||C||United States||Delta State (Sr.)|
|Julius Nwosu||PF||Nigeria||Liberty (Sr.)|
|Bo Outlaw||PF/C||United States||Houston (Sr.)|
|Brent Scott||C||United States||Rice (Sr.)|
|Matt Wenstrom||C||United States||North Carolina (Sr.)|
|Aaron Williams||PF/C||United States||Xavier (Sr.)|
- Nadel, Mike (July 1, 1993). "Webber, Hardaway trade hats". The Indianapolis News. p. 39. Retrieved April 18, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- June 30, 1993: In exchange for Webber, the Magic received the rights to Anfernee Hardaway, a 1996 1st round draft pick (Todd Fuller was later selected), a 1998 1st round draft pick (Vince Carter was later selected) and a 2000 1st round draft pick (Mike Miller was later selected). https://www.basketball-reference.com/friv/trades.cgi?f1=GSW&f2=ORL