2019 NBA Draft Picks By Team

While the Sixers and Celtics suffered disappointing losses in the Eastern Conference Semifinals and face uncertain futures, both teams can at least fall back on the fact that they’re still loaded with draft assets. Philadelphia and Boston are two of only three NBA teams – the Hawks are the other – that possess at least four picks in the 2019 NBA draft.

As our full 2019 draft order shows, there are five other teams that more than two selections in this year’s draft. On the other end of the spectrum, nine teams own just one pick in 2018, while two teams – the Nuggets and Rockets – don’t have any selections.

To present a clearer picture of which teams are most – and least – stocked with picks for the 2019 NBA draft, we’ve rounded up all 60 picks by team in the space below. Let’s dive in…

Teams with more than two picks:

  • Atlanta Hawks (5): 8, 10, 35, 41, 44
  • Philadelphia 76ers (5): 24, 33, 34, 42, 54
  • Boston Celtics (4): 14, 20, 22, 51
  • New Orleans Pelicans (3): 1, 39, 57
  • Charlotte Hornets (3): 12, 36, 52
  • Brooklyn Nets (3): 17, 27, 31
  • San Antonio Spurs (3): 19, 29, 49
  • Sacramento Kings (3): 40, 47, 60

Teams with two picks:

  • New York Knicks: 3, 55
  • Cleveland Cavaliers: 5, 26
  • Phoenix Suns: 6, 32
  • Chicago Bulls: 7, 38
  • Minnesota Timberwolves: 11, 43
  • Detroit Pistons: 15, 45
  • Orlando Magic: 16, 46
  • Indiana Pacers: 18, 50
  • Utah Jazz: 23, 53
  • Golden State Warriors: 28, 58
  • Los Angeles Clippers: 48, 56

Teams with one pick:

  • Memphis Grizzlies: 2
  • Los Angeles Lakers: 4
  • Washington Wizards: 9
  • Miami Heat: 13
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: 21
  • Portland Trail Blazers: 25
  • Milwaukee Bucks: 30
  • Dallas Mavericks: 37
  • Toronto Raptors: 59

Teams with no picks:

  • Denver Nuggets
  • Houston Rockets
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14 thoughts on “2019 NBA Draft Picks By Team

  1. hiflew

    Philly might have “assets,” but is having 5 low picks in a weak draft really that good? I don’t know of there is anyone out there that would accept a package for a trade up with those picks. I doubt anyone will trade a future pick of equal or greater value for one of them. I guess they could always pick the kid from Auburn with the torn ACL who may or may not play in 2 years and maybe a couple of draft and stash guys that might come over in 2025 or so.

    Regardless, this is not the best draft to have 5 picks in.

    • Chris

      We say that now but there’s no telling what these lotto tickets become: Giannis, Khris Middleton, Jokic, Kuzma, Siakam, Donovan Mitchell, Jimmy Butler. I’d rather have more chances than not

      • hiflew

        The problem is that each of those players had one thing that Philly does not provide…opportunity. None of those players would have broken out if they were stuck on the bench like any Philly picks would be.

        Plus, my point had very little to do with where the picks were located in the draft. My point was that this draft class is relatively weak and not the draft to have multiple picks in.

        • amaymon

          Siakim bounced back and forth from G league to the NBA the past 2 years due to lack of true opportunity.

    • LordBanana

      Agreed, I feel like history has shown teams don’t value end of first/second round picks that highly. They’re still good assets but most teams don’t have the playing time available to try out four late picks. If the Celtics packaged all their picks I don’t even think they’d get into the top 5

    • x%sure

      They’re in good shape if there is even room on the roster… I think the mid & late first round is solid. We will see for sure in years

  2. In this draft, if I were a GM with multiple picks, particularly from #4 on, I’d be looking to consolidate within this draft and/or get picks in future drafts, and do it aggressively even at much less than traditional swap value. I’d like to get one of a few guys, but if I can’t, I’d be comfortable trading out of the draft completely.

    • Havlicek stole the ball

      But if you have, say, the fifth pick in this draft, and you want to trade it for a future 1st pick, the other team will try to send back a top 10 protected one, perhaps lottery protected. A 4th or 5th pick in this draft might be as valuable as a 12th pick in a strong one

      • Definitely. You can put a name(s) to a pick in this draft, and that makes a high pick in a current draft (weak as it is) more valuable than a remote pick.

        I meant multiple picks picks (a later one in this draft and one in the future, or two in the future). I wouldn’t take a permanently top 10 protected future pick. It would need to have protection that burned away like the one Dallas sent to Atlanta. E.g., if I’m at #5, and Atlanta wants Culver as bad as claimed, and I like Culver too, but also like Langford just as much, and I don’t think either is a real top 5 pick. I might trade back to #10, and get a future 1st, with 5/3/1/0 protection. Most trade backs are such that the team trading back gets a guy they really want.

  3. aaronbj

    If I were the LA Lakers I would hope that Zion slipped to my pick! Pick him and hope I could get done big name free agents !

    • arc89

      Unless he blows out his knee that will sideline him for 2 years there is 0 chance he is not picked #1.

  4. x%sure

    I would trade the #4 for Boston’s 4 orthe #5 for Philly’s 5! Thete’s probably a chart oline somewhere that one could figure the odds of success with.

  5. Simple Fan

    A lot of the players who are going to be picked will have the option to withdraw from the NBA draft after going to the combine. I could see Bol being one of those players who would test those waters even though he isn’t playing in the combine due to injury, as I hear

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