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All Draft-and-Stash Players in NBA history

04 Jul

While 2013 NBA draft was very unpredictable at the top, it had a familiar strategy at the bottom of each round: draft-and-stash.

Drafting players with no chance of coming to the NBA right away – either because of player’s intentions or because team doesn’t want him there – seems weird at first glance but it became such a staple of recent NBA drafts I just had to investigate this topic futher to get to the bottom of it.

So here’s what I did:
1) based on draft recaps from basketball-reference.com since 1950 I created a list of draftees who either didn’t play a single game in the NBA or they debuted at least a year later than their draft class.
a) among players who didn’t play at all I focused only on those drafted in the first couple of rounds because for decades draft in the NBA was way too long [and let’s be frank – I wanted to save a lot of time chasing unknown 7th rounders who really had no chance of playing in the NBA because of limited number of spots available].
b) I included all players who played in the NBA but started career later than they should based on draft year.

2) for every player from list above I used wonders of Google to identify possible reasons behind the delay.
If a possible draft and stash players were simply cut before their first season or for some other reasons didn’t really qualify as draft-and-stash type I deleted them from the list.

3) “Probable reason(s) for delay” below is my best guess at what happened to the player after the draft but in most cases [especially before 2000!] I have no idea about the relationship between cause and effect.
In other words, did player sign somewhere else because he wanted to or because he was able to get better contract or because he didn’t receive any offer from the NBA? Either way he became a draft-and-stash type so he is on the list below but we just don’t know who made that decision.

Starting in 1989 in some cases I had to gave up searching so I used “????????” as an explanation which means I couldn’t find anything. On the other hand, in situations I found interesting or unique for some reason I included links to sources and more than one word description. If you have any questions, or maybe if you know what did happen to some unsolved by me situations, let me know in the comments.

In total final list includes over 600 players so that’s why this post is basically only about the data.
For more analysis on this topic, using list below, please visit blog later this week…

Year Pk Tm Player Start Games Probable reason(s) for delay
2012 32 WAS Tomas Satoransky Foreign contract
2012 45 PHI Justin Hamilton Foreign contract
2012 48 NYK Kostas Papanikolaou Foreign contract
2012 50 DEN Izzet Turkyilmaz Foreign contract
2012 52 GSW Ognjen Kuzmic Foreign contract
2012 53 LAC Furkan Aldemir Foreign contract
2012 56 TOR Tomislav Zubcic Foreign contract
2012 57 NJN Ilkan Karaman Foreign contract
2012 58 MIN Robbie Hummel Foreign contract
2012 59 SAS Marcus Denmon Foreign contract
2011 5 TOR Jonas Valanciunas 2012 62 Foreign contract
2011 20 MIN Donatas Motiejunas 2012 44 Foreign contract
2011 23 HOU Nikola Mirotic Foreign contract
2011 31 MIA Bogan Bogdanovic Foreign contract
2011 33 DET Kyle Singler 2012 82 Foreign contract
2011 42 IND Davis Bertans Foreign contract
2011 51 POR Jon Diebler Foreign contract
2011 54 CLE Milan Macvan Foreign contract
2011 56 LAL Chukwudiebere Maduabum Foreign contract
2011 57 DAL Targuy Ngombo Foreign contract
2011 58 LAL Ater Majok Foreign contract
2011 59 SAS Adam Hanga Foreign contract
2010 31 NJN Tibor Pleiss Foreign contract
2010 35 WAS Nemanja Bjelica Foreign contract
2010 41 MIA Jarvis Varnado 2012 13 Foreign contract
2010 44 MIL Jerome Jordan 2011 21 Foreign contract
2010 45 MIN Paulao Prestes Foreign contract
2010 48 MIA Latavious Williams Dleague
2010 49 SAS Ryan Richards Foreign contract
2010 57 IND Ryan Reid 2011 5 Dleague
2009 5 MIN Ricky Rubio 2011 98 Foreign contract
2009 30 CLE Christian Eyenga 2010 51 Foreign contract
2009 34 DEN Sergio Llull Foreign contract
2009 42 LAL Patrick Beverley 2012 41 Foreign contract
2009 45 MIN Nick Calathes Foreign contract
2009 47 MIN Henk Norel Foreign contract
2009 49 ATL Sergiy Gladyr Foreign contract
2009 53 SAS Nando De Colo 2012 72 Foreign contract
2009 22 POR Victor Claver 2012 49 Foreign contract
2009 57 PHO Emir Preldzic Foreign contract
2009 59 LAL Chinemelu Elonu Foreign contract
2008 24 SEA Serge Ibaka 2009 301 Foreign contract
2008 31 MIN Nikola Pekovic 2010 174 Foreign contract
2008 36 POR Omer Asik 2010 230 Foreign contract
2008 44 UTA Ante Tomic Foreign contract
2008 60 BOS Semih Erden 2010 69 Foreign contract
2008 50 SEA DeVon Hardin Foreign contract
2008 51 DAL Shan Foster Foreign contract
2008 53 UTA Tadija Dragicevic Foreign contract
2008 54 HOU Maarty Leunen Foreign contract
2007 24 PHO Rudy Fernandez 2008 249 Foreign contract
2007 28 SAS Tiago Splitter 2010 200 Foreign contract
2007 30 PHI Petteri Koponen Foreign contract
2007 39 MIA Stanko Barac Foreign contract
2007 40 LAL Sun Yue 2008 10 Foreign contract
2007 48 LAL Marc Gasol 2008 377 Foreign contract
2007 58 SAS Giorgos Printezis Foreign contract
2006 18 WAS Oleksiy Pecherov 2007 111 Foreign contract
2006 30 POR Joel Freeland Foreign contract
2006 38 GSW Kosta Perovic 2007 7 Foreign contract
2006 44 ORL Lior Eliyahu Foreign contract
2006 48 WAS Vladimir Veremeenko Foreign contract
2006 51 LAL Cheikh Samb 2007 22 Foreign contract
2006 53 SEA Yotam Halperin Foreign contract
2006 56 TOR Edin Bavcic Foreign contract
2006 57 MIN Loukas Mavrokefalidis Foreign contract
2005 11 ORL Fran Vasquez Foreign contract
2005 28 SAS Ian Mahinmi 2007 149 Foreign contract
2005 35 POR Ricky Sanchez CBA/NBDL
2005 41 TOR Roko Ukic 2008 85 Foreign contract
2005 43 NJN Mile Ilic 2006 5 Foreign contract
2005 46 IND Erazem Lorbek Foreign contract
2005 48 SEA Mickael Gelabale 2006 109 Foreign contract
2005 57 PHO Marcin Gortat 2007 357 Foreign contract
2005 58 TOR Uros Slokar 2006 20 Foreign contract
2005 59 ATL Cenk Akyol Foreign contract
2004 23 POR Sergei Monia 2005 26 Foreign contract
2004 39 TOR Albert Miralles Foreign contract
2004 42 ATL Viktor Sanikidze Foreign contract
2004 49 MEM Sergei Lishouk Foreign contract
2004 50 DAL Vassilis Spanoulis 2006 31 Foreign contract
2004 51 NJN Christian Drejer Foreign contract
2004 57 SAS Sergei Karaulov Foreign contract and he simply sucked?
2003 25 DET Carlos Delfino 2004 507 Foreign contract
2003 34 LAC Sofoklis Schortsanitis Foreign contract
2003 35 MIL Szymon Szewczyk Foreign contract
2003 36 CHI Mario Austin Foreign contract
2003 44 HOU Malick Badiane Foreign contract
2003 46 DEN Sani Becirovic Foreign contract
2003 50 PHI Paccelis Morlende Foreign contract, Injuries
2003 52 TOR Remon Van de Hare Didn’t play, just tall
2003 54 POR Nedzad Sinanovic Didn’t play, just tall
2003 57 DAL Xue Yuyang Chinese authorities refused to let him play in the US
2003 58 DET Andreas Glyniadakis 2006 13 Foreign contract
2002 24 NJN Nenad Krstic 2004 419 Foreign contract
2002 29 GSW Steve Logan Contract dispute over guaranteed money
2002 35 NYK Milos Vujanic Declined 2nd round contract
2002 36 ATL David Andersen 2009 103 Foreign contract
2002 39 WAS Juan Carlos Navarro 2007 82 Declined 2nd round contract
2002 40 LAC Mario Kasun 2004 73 Foreign contract
2002 48 SEA Peter Fehse Foreign contract
2002 49 BOS Darius Songaila 2003 495 Foreign contract
2002 50 POR Federico Kammerichs Foreign contract
2002 54 DAL Mladen Sekularac Foreign contract, Buyout issues or he simple sucked?
2002 55 SAS Luis Scola 2007 468 Foreign contract
2001 37 DET Mehmet Okur 2002 634 Foreign contract
2001 43 DAL Kyle Hill Foreign contract
2001 55 SAS Robertas Javtokas Foreign contract
2000 27 IND Primoz Brezec 2001 342 Foreign contract
2000 30 LAC Marko Jaric 2002 447 Foreign contract
2000 46 TOR DeeAndre Hulett Sucked? http://www.shamsports.com/content/pages/playerProfiles/profileDisplay.jsp?id=617
2000 47 SEA Josip Sesar Foreign contract
1999 15 NYK Frederic Weis Foreign contract
1999 24 UTA Andrei Kirilenko 2001 745 Foreign contract
1999 36 DAL Wang Zhizhi 2000 137 Chinese authorities refused to let him play in the US
1999 40 DAL Gordan Giricek 2002 384 Foreign contract
1999 41 DEN Francisco Elson 2003 472 Foreign contract
1999 44 HOU Tyrone Washington Foreign contract
1999 50 HOU Venson Hamilton Foreign contract
1999 55 BOS Kris Clack Not good enough?
1999 57 SAS Manu Ginobili 2002 727 Foreign contract
1998 18 HOU Mirsad Turkcan 1999 17 Foreign contract
1998 38 NYK DeMarco Johnson 1999 5 Foreign contract
1998 39 MIL Rafer Alston 1999 671 CBA
1998 50 CHH Andrew Betts Foreign contract
1998 55 DEN Ryan Bowen 1999 507 Foreign contract
1998 57 UTA Torraye Braggs 2003 22 CBA/Foreign contract
1998 58 CHI Maceo Baston 2002 105 CBA
1997 37 GSW Marc Jackson 2000 387 Foreign contract
1997 40 SEA Eddie Elisma Foreign contract
1997 48 WAS Predrag Drobnjak 2001 278 Foreign contract
1997 49 ATL Alain Digbeu Foreign contract
1997 52 VAN C.J. Bruton Foreign contract
1997 53 LAL Paul Rogers Foreign contract
1997 55 BOS Ben Pepper Team chose not to sign
1997 57 CHI Roberto Duenas Foreign contract
1996 14 SAC Peja Stojakovic 1998 804 Foreign contract
1996 23 DEN Efthimi Rentzias 2002 35 Opted to stay in Europe
1996 36 LAC Doron Sheffer chose to sign with Maccabi
1996 39 PHO Russ Millard Foreign contract
1996 45 SEA Joe Vogel Foreign contract
1996 52 IND Mark Pope 1997 153 Foreign contract
1996 53 MIL Jeff Nordgaard 1997 13 Foreign contract
1995 31 CHI Dragan Tarlac 2000 43 Foreign contract
1995 38 MIL Rashard Griffith Team chose not to sign – Source
1995 41 HOU Erik Meek Foreign contract
1995 46 MIA George Banks CBA/Foreign contract
1995 51 SAC Dejan Bodiroga Opted to stay in Europe
1995 54 SEA Aurelijius Zukauskas Foreign contract
1995 55 GSW Michael McDonald 1997 1 CBA/Foreign contract
1994 28 DAL Deon Thomas Foreign contract
1994 34 ATL Gaylon Nickerson 1996 4 CBA/Foreign contract
1994 36 BOS Andrei Fetisov Foreign contract
1994 40 MIA Jeff Webster 1995 11 Foreign contract
1994 46 MIL Voshon Lenard 1995 565 Final NCAA season
1994 50 PHO Charles Claxton 1995 3 Final NCAA season
1994 51 SAC Lawrence Funderburke 1997 318 Foreign contract
1994 54 SEA Zeljko Rebraca 2001 215 Foreign contract
1993 29 MIN Sherron Mills Team chose not to sign
1993 35 MIA Ed Stokes 1997 4 Foreign contract
1993 36 NJN John Best Foreign contract
1993 38 WSB Conrad McRae Foreign contract
1993 44 SAC Alex Holcombe CBA/Foreign contract
1993 50 HOU Marcelo Nicola Foreign contract
1992 29 NJN P.J. Brown 1993 1089 Foreign contract
1992 38 ATL Elmer Bennett 1994 21 CBA
1992 41 HOU Popeye Jones 1993 535 Foreign contract
1992 43 GSW Sasha Danilovic 1995 75 Foreign contract
1992 51 MIN Tim Burroughs Foreign contract
1992 52 CHI Matt Steigenga 1996 2 CBA/Foreign contract
1991 15 ATL Anthony Avent 1992 352 Foreign contract
1991 25 GSW Shaun Vandiver Foreign contract
1991 38 LAC Joe Wylie Team chose not to sign
1991 44 PHI Alvaro Teheran Foreign contract, started playing at 19!!! http://articles.philly.com/1991-06-28/sports/25787290_1_sixers-salary-cap-shooting-guard
1991 51 HOU Zan Tabak 1994 247 Opted to stay in Europe
1990 29 CHI Toni Kukoc 1993 846 Opted to stay in Europe
1990 30 MIA Carl Herrera 1991 465 Foreign contract
1990 45 IND Antonio Davis 1993 903 chose to sign in Europe
1990 52 CLE Stefano Rusconi 1995 7 Foreign contract
1990 53 SEA Abdul Shamsid-Deen Foreign contract
1989 2 LAC Danny Ferry 1990 917 chose to sign in Europe, did not want to play with the Clippers!
1989 24 PHO Anthony Cook 1990 116 Foreign contract
1989 35 DAL Pat Durham 1992 64 CBA
1989 40 BOS Dino Radja 1993 224 Opted to stay in Europe
1989 42 DEN Michael Cutright Team chose not to sign
1989 47 DEN Reggie Turner ????????
1989 53 DAL Jeff Hodge ????????
1989 54 PHI Toney Mack ????????
1988 53 POR Anthony Mason 1989 882 CBA/Foreign contract
1988 64 CLE Winston Bennett 1989 136 CBA/Foreign contract
1987 1 SAS David Robinson 1989 987 active-duty obligation with the Navy
1987 15 UTA Jose Ortiz 1988 64 chose to sign in Europe
1987 37 WSB Derrick Dowell ????????
1987 49 NYK Jerome Batiste ????????
1987 51 SAC Sven Myer ????????
1987 54 DEN Tom Schafer ????????
1987 59 WSB Danny Pearson ????????
1987 79 CHI Jack Haley 1988 341 Foreign contract
1987 88 DET Dave Popson 1988 41 USBL/Foreign contract
1987 127 GSW Sarunas Marciulionis 1989 363 Opted to stay in Europe
1986 23 LAL Ken Barlow Foreign contract
1986 24 POR Arvydas Sabonis 1995 470 injury & not allowed to play by Soviet authorities
1986 36 WSB Steve Mitchell ????????
1986 37 POR Parragiotis Fasoulas Opted to stay in Europe
1986 38 SEA Lemone Lampley Foreign contract
1986 40 ATL Augusto Binelli Opted to stay in Europe
1986 42 ATL Ron Kellogg CBA
1986 49 POR Juden Smith ????????
1986 56 PHI Keith Colbert ????????
1986 60 POR Drazen Petrovic 1989 290 Opted to stay in Europe
1986 134 ATL Alexander Volkov 1989 149 Foreign contract
1986 148 SAS Michael Anderson 1988 USBL/CBA
1985 30 CLE Calvin Duncan joined Athletes in Action, an evangelical Christian traveling team
1985 34 CHI Aubrey Sherrod ????????
1985 39 POR George Montgomery ????????
1985 40 DAL Mark Acres 1987 375 Foreign contract
1985 42 GSW Bobby Lee Hurt Failed to come to terms thus reentered to draft
1985 45 CLE Hot Rod Williams 1986 887 USBL due to trial
1985 50 DAL Leonard Allen ????????
1985 56 PHO Jerry Everett ????????
1985 58 WSB Vernon Moore ????????
1985 69 CHI Mike Brown 1986 626 Foreign contract
1985 77 ATL Arvydas Sabonis 1995 470 voided because Sabonis was under 21 at the time of the draft
1985 82 SAS Scott Roth 1987 160 CBA/Foreign contract
1984 34 WSB Tony Costner Foreign contract
1984 37 CHI Ben Coleman 1986 227 Foreign contract
1984 40 DAL Anthony Teachey Foreign contract
1984 43 CHI Greg Wiltjer Didn’t make team
1984 76 WSB Jim Grandholm 1990 26 Foreign contract
1984 131 NJN Oscar Schmidt declined offers in order to maintain his “amateur” status and continue to play in Brazil’s national team
1983 32 WSB Michael Britt cut?
1983 41 MIL Ted Kitchel Didn’t make team
1983 45 PHO Paul Williams ????????
1983 51 PHO Derek Whittenburg Didn’t make team, drafted because of a fairy-tale run through the post-season?
1983 52 BOS Winfred King Foreign contract
1983 55 DET Erich Santifer started work at General Motors – http://www.resumebucket.com/esantifer
1982 27 MIL Fred Roberts 1983 818 Opted to play in Europe
1982 38 GSW Wayne Sappleton 1984 33 Foreign contract
1982 39 PHO Kevin Magee Foreign contract
1982 44 WSB Mike Gibson 1983 64 Foreign contract
1981 26 POR Brian Jackson ????????
1981 32 CHI Mike Olliver ????????
1981 37 IND Al Leslie ????????
1981 38 ATL Clyde Bradshaw Foreign contract
1981 42 LAL Elvis Rolle Foreign contract
1981 44 WSB Steve Lingenfelter 1982 10 Foreign contract
1981 45 HOU Ed Turner ????????
1981 46 PHI Vernon Smith ????????
1981 47 DAL Art Housey Foreign contract
1981 50 POR Derek Holcomb Foreign contract
1981 51 LAL Zam Fredrick Foreign contract
1980 25 GSW Jeff Ruland 1981 332 Opted to play in Europe
1980 33 POR Bruce Collins Didn’t make team
1980 34 DAL Roosevelt Bouie contract negotiations did not work out, Foreign contract
1980 38 HOU Terry Stotts CBA/Foreign contract
1980 42 PHO Kimberly Belton ????????
1980 43 HOU Billy Williams ????????
1980 44 PHI Clyde Austin ????????
1980 45 DET Brad Branson 1981 72 CBA/Foreign contract
1980 46 BOS Arnette Hallman ????????
1980 61 SAS Rich Yonakor 1981 10 Foreign contract
1979 20 UTA Larry Knight waived! Source
1979 22 PHO Kyle Macy 1980 551 played out his last year of college
1979 26 CLE Bruce Flowers 1982 53 Foreign contract
1979 34 NYK Kim Goetz ????????
1979 38 ATL Larry Wilson ????????
1979 39 LAL Victor King ????????
1979 40 POR Andrew Fields Didn’t make team
1979 44 WSB Joe DeSantis Opted to play in Europe
1979 47 CHI Calvin Garrett 1980 166 played out his last year of college
1979 49 CHI Cedrick Hordges 1980 145 played out his last year of college
1979 58 PHI Earl Cureton 1980 674 played out his last year of college
1979 59 HOU Ricardo Brown played out his last year of college
1979 61 BOS Ernesto Malcolm ????????
1979 65 CLE Bill Laimbeer 1980 1068 forced to play overseas for a year
1979 73 SEA James Donaldson 1980 957 Foreign contract
1978 6 BOS Larry Bird 1979 897 played out his last year of college
1978 31 CHI Marvin Johnson ????????
1978 37 WSB Terry Sykes ????????
1978 38 LAL Lew Massey ????????
1978 42 SEA Kevin McDonald ????????
1978 45 NJN Mike Phillips Foreign contract
1978 59 MIL Pat Cummings 1979 683 played out his last year of college
1978 85 PHO Bob Miller 1983 2 ????????
1978 105 SEA Ralph Drollinger 1980 6 joined the Christian organization Athletes in Action
1978 149 PHO Steve Malovic 1979 39 played out his last year of college
1978 157 DET Earl Evans 1979 36 played out his last year of college
1978 190 NOJ Rickey Williams 1982 44 played out his last year of college
1977 28 POR Kim Anderson 1978 21 Foreign contract
1977 38 GSW Ricky Love ????????
1977 44 NOJ Essie Hollis 1978 25 CBA/Foreign contract
1977 117 IND Tom Scheffler 1984 39 Foreign contract
1977 152 NJN Ralph Drollinger 1980 6 joined the Christian organization Athletes in Action
1976 19 SEA Bayard Forrest 1977 139 joined the Christian organization Athletes in Action
1976 37 CHI Lars Hansen 1978 15 Foreign contract
1976 42 NOJ Steve Copp ????????
1976 46 ATL Larry Cooke ????????
1976 47 PHI Ron Norwood played out his last year of college
1976 103 BOS Art Collins 1980 29 Foreign contract
1976 121 BOS Ralph Drollinger 1980 6 joined the Christian organization Athletes in Action
1975 1 ATL David Thompson 1976 509 ABA
1975 3 ATL Marvin Webster 1976 579 ABA
1975 26 NYK Ticky Burden 1976 63 ABA
1975 28 CLE Dan Roundfield 1976 746 ABA
1975 30 CHI Steve Green 1976 153 ABA
1975 35 PHO Allen Murphy 1976 2 ABA
1975 37 NOJ Rudy Hackett 1976 6 ABA
1975 44 DET Pete Trgovich ABA
1975 45 CLE Ted Hathaway ABA
1975 49 KCK Bob Guyette Foreign contract
1975 50 POR Gus Gerard 1976 280 ABA
1975 52 BUF George Bucci ABA
1975 54 PHO Bayard Forrest 1977 139 played out his last year of college
1975 55 NOJ Mack Coleman ????????
1975 57 ATL Monte Towe 1976 51 ABA
1975 59 PHI Louis Dunbar Foreign contract/Harlem Globetrotters
1975 60 MIL Bill Campion Foreign contract
1975 76 PHO Joe Pace 1976 79 played out his last year of college
1975 99 CLE Henry Ward 1976 27 ABA
1975 102 SEA Larry Smith 1980 ????????
1975 113 PHI Mike Flynn 1976 144 ABA
1975 136 CLE Andre McCarter 1976 103 played out his last year of college
1974 2 PHI Marvin Barnes 1976 171 ABA
1974 5 HOU Bobby Jones 1976 774 ABA
1974 9 BUF Tom McMillen 1975 729 Foreign contract
1974 13 WSB Len Elmore 1976 505 ABA
1974 14 CHI Maurice Lucas 1976 855 ABA
1974 20 POR Jan Van Breda Kolff 1976 434 ABA
1974 21 LAL Billy Knight 1976 671 ABA
1974 36 POR Rubin Collins ????????
1974 40 PHO George Gervin 1976 791 ABA
1974 45 BUF Kim Hughes 1976 341 ABA
1974 46 NOJ Bruce King ABA
1974 48 LAL Jim Bradley ABA
1974 51 DET Roland Grant ????????
1974 53 BOS Roscoe Pondexter Foreign contract
1974 160 BOS Al Skinner 1976 203 ABA
1973 4 SEA Mike Green 1976 245 ABA
1973 11 GSW Kevin Joyce ABA
1973 16 MIL Swen Nater 1976 489 ABA
1973 22 PHI George McGinnis 1975 528 ABA
1973 24 CHI Kevin Stacom 1974 347 played out his last year of college
1973 28 NYK Patrick McFarland ABA
1973 30 CHI Wendell Hudson started coaching in 1974!
1973 31 LAL Jim Chones 1974 623 ABA
1973 32 PHI Caldwell Jones 1976 1068 ABA
1973 44 DET Bo Lamar 1976 71 ABA
1973 45 ATL Leonard Gray 1974 224 played out his last year of college
1973 50 DET Larry Kenon 1976 503 ABA
1973 66 NYK George Karl 1976 33 ABA
1973 96 ATL John Williamson 1976 288 ABA
1973 106 BUF Tim Bassett 1976 235 ABA
1973 138 PHI Harvey Catchings 1974 725 played out his last year of college
1972 11 CHI Ralph Simpson 1976 218 ABA
1972 12 MIL Julius Erving 1976 836 ABA
1972 23 SEA Brian Taylor 1976 330 ABA
1972 24 CLE Steve Hawes 1974 688 Foreign contract
1972 26 POR Dave Twardzik 1976 280 ABA
1972 27 BOS Dennis Wuycik ABA
1972 32 BUF Bob Morse Foreign contract, became Italian professor
1972 34 PHO Don Buse 1976 648 ABA
1972 36 PHI Charlie Tharpe ????????
1972 42 PHO Claude Terry 1976 72 ABA
1972 43 GSW Bill Chamberlain 1973 28 ABA
1972 180 CHI Mike Barr 1976 73 ABA
1971 8 GSW Darnell Hillman 1976 287 ABA
1971 12 PHI Dana Lewis Didn’t make team, “was embarrassed in some Baker League games before reporting to the Sixers’ training camp” – Source
1971 14 PHO John Roche 1975 162 ABA
1971 17 MIL Collis Jones ABA
1971 20 CHI Willard Sojourner ABA
1971 22 ATL Ted McClain 1976 178 ABA
1971 26 BUF Amos Thomas ????????
1971 28 BOS Jim Rose ????????
1971 31 CIN Joe Bergman ????????
1971 34 NYK Gregg Northington played out his last year of college
1971 35 CLE Willie Long ????????
1971 38 CIN Rich Yunkus team wanted him to go to Italy for more seasoning, he decided not to play professional basketball, used his education to help his father run a firm – Source
1971 44 BOS Dave Robisch 1976 508 ABA
1971 45 DET Marv Roberts 1976 28 ABA
1971 47 CHI Mike Gale 1976 453 ABA
1971 58 HOU Tom Owens 1976 488 ABA
1971 117 CHI Artis Gilmore 1976 909 ABA
1971 139 POR Goo Kennedy 1976 32 ABA
1970 22 CIN Doug Cook ????????
1970 31 ATL Dan Hester ABA
1970 32 DET Ken Warzynski ????????
1970 34 NYK Howie Wright ABA
1970 36 SFW Earle Higgins ABA
1970 37 DET Bob St. Pierre ????????
1970 103 SDR Billy Paultz 1976 637 ABA
1970 106 BOS Charlie Scott 1971 560 ABA
1970 122 DET Dan Issel 1976 718 ABA
1970 129 PHO Steve Patterson 1971 350 played out his last year of college
1970 155 SFW Coby Dietrick 1976 480 ABA
1970 205 DET Randy Smith 1971 976 played out his last year of college
1969 4 DET Terry Driscoll 1970 244 Foreign contract
1969 5 CHI Larry Cannon 1973 19 ABA
1969 16 CHI Simmie Hill ABA
1969 18 SEA Ronald Taylor ABA
1969 19 DET Willie Norwood 1971 430 Foreign contract
1969 22 SFW Ed Siudet ????????
1969 24 PHO Gene Williams ABA
1969 26 NYK Bill Bunting ABA
1969 28 PHI Willie Taylor ????????
1969 29 BAL Willie Scott ABA
1969 30 PHO Floyd Kerr Foreign contract, Harlem Magicians
1969 31 MIL Skeeter Swift ABA
1969 40 NYK Eddie Mast 1970 112 Foreign contract
1969 58 PHO Rich Jones 1976 34 ABA
1969 64 SFW Willie Wise 1976 77 ABA
1969 65 CIN Jake Ford 1970 31 played out his last year of college
1969 66 BOS George Thompson 1974 73 ABA
1969 69 LAL Wil Jones 1976 159 ABA
1969 109 ATL Bob Christian 1970 246 ABA
1969 167 PHI Fatty Taylor 1976 79 ABA
1969 187 LAL Mack Calvin 1976 222 ABA
1968 19 CHI Ron Dunlap ????????
1968 20 DET Manny Leaks 1972 135 ABA
1968 22 MIL Gene Moore ABA
1968 24 SEA Jeff Ockel ABA
1968 25 DET Donald Dee ABA
1968 26 BAL Ron Nelson ????????
1968 29 SFW Donald Sidle ABA
1968 32 BOS Garfield Smith 1970 63 ABA
1968 39 CHI Mike Lynn 1969 49 ????????
1968 49 PHO Rich Jones 1976 34 played out his last year of college
1968 57 SFW Jim Eakins 1976 115 ABA
1968 70 DET Wally Anderzunas 1969 44 played out his last year of college
1968 76 PHI Chuck Williams 1976 138 ????????
1968 136 SEA Jim Marsh 1971 39 ????????
1968 147 PHO Ron Boone 1976 379 ABA
1968 163 CHI Herm Gilliam 1969 578 played out his last year of college
1968 187 LAL Johnny Baum 1969 65 played out his last year of college
1968 202 NYK Milt Williams 1970 68 ????????
1967 9 CIN Mel Daniels 1976 11 ABA
1967 12 PHI Craig Raymond 1968 27 ABA
1967 13 BAL Jimmy Jones 1974 140 ABA
1967 14 DET Steve Sullivan Foreign contract
1967 15 CHI Byron Beck 1976 53 ABA
1967 16 LAL Randolph Mahaffey ABA
1967 18 SDR Bob Netolicky ABA
1967 21 DET Darrell Hardy ABA
1967 22 CHI John Dickson ABA
1967 23 LAL Dwight Smith ????????
1967 24 NYK Gary Gregor 1968 296 played out his last year of college
1967 25 STL Bob Verga 1973 21 ABA
1967 38 CIN Louie Dampier 1976 232 ABA
1967 51 SFW Mike Lynn 1969 49 played out his last year of college
1967 63 SFW Dale Schlueter 1968 586 ????????
1967 128 NYK Mike Riordan 1968 639 EPBL/CBA
1966 16 CIN Jerry Lee Wells drafted into the U.S. Army
1966 18 BOS Leon Clark ????????
1966 21 NYK Stew Johnson ABA
1966 22 DET Ollie Darden ABA
1966 23 SFW Stephen Chubin Europe/ABA
1966 25 BAL Dave Wagnon ????????
1966 28 BOS Gary Turner ABA
1966 39 PHI Ken Wilburn 1967 7 EPBL/CBA
1966 69 NYK Mike Silliman 1970 36 US Armed Forces All-Stars
1966 73 BAL Roland West 1967 4 played out his last year of college
1966 75 LAL John Wetzel 1967 357 Broken wrist
1966 78 NYK Bill Turner 1967 294 played out his last year of college
1966 94 BAL Stan McKenzie 1967 396 Foreign contract
1966 106 STL Paul Long 1967 71 played out his last year of college
1965 NYK Bill Bradley 1967 742 Foreign contract/Air Force Reserves
1965 7 CIN Nate Bowman 1966 243 Johnston C.J.’s
1965 8 BOS Ollie Johnson 1972 cut
1965 12 BAL Tal Brody chose to play in Israel
1965 14 NYK Hal Blevins chose to fight for spot in NFL
1965 15 CIN Flynn Robinson 1966 494 CBA
1965 21 BAL Joe Newton ????????
1965 23 STL Ken McIntyre ????????
1965 25 LAL Jim Caldwell 1967 2 EPBL/CBA
1965 26 BOS Toby Kimball 1966 571 Foreign contract
1965 31 PHI Hank Finkel 1966 551 played out his last year of college
1965 33 CIN Bob Love 1966 789 EPBL/CBA
1965 67 CIN Jim Fox 1967 743 Foreign contract
1964 11 PHI Ira Harge ABA
1964 15 CIN Bill Chmielewski EPBL
1964 17 NYK Brian Generalovich drafted by the New York Knicks of the NBA, the Boston Patriots of the AFL and the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He passed up the chances, however, to attend the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.
1964 19 BAL Jerry Sloan 1965 755 played out his last year of college
1964 21 LAL Tom Dose ????????
1964 22 STL Arthur Becker Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)
1964 26 NYK Freddie Crawford 1966 297 EPBL/CBA
1964 30 LAL Hank Finkel 1966 551 finished school, he was eligible earlier because he took one year off from school after leaving St Peter’s before transferring to Dayton
1964 34 BOS Joe Strawder 1965 231 EPBL/CBA
1964 72 BAL Tom Black 1970 71 EPBL/CBA
1963 8 BOS Bill Green never played any sport professionally due to an ever-increasing fear of flying
1963 12 DET Jerry Smith ????????
1963 14 STL Leland Mitchell not good enough? later joined ABA
1963 15 PHI Hershell West ????????
1963 17 STL Ken Saylors ????????
1963 19 BAL Tom Bolyard ????????
1963 20 SFW Steve Gray ????????
1963 43 LAL Larry Jones 1964 95 played out his last year of college
1963 63 NYK Freddie Crawford 1966 297 played out his last year of college [Missed 1961-62 season due to illness]
1962 CIN Jerry Lucas 1963 829 turned down the Royals to pursue his doctorate in business marketing, joined ABL where he became part of the team ownership, whole ABL went down
1962 18 NYK Bobby Rascoe not good enough? Later joined ABA
1962 20 DET Harold Hudgens ????????
1962 22 CIN Chris Appel ????????
1962 24 LAL John Green ????????
1962 25 BOS Jim Hadnot ABL/CBA
1962 27 NYK Cliff Luyk joined Real Madrid in 1962, and acquired Spanish citizenship three years later
1962 29 DET Reggie Harding 1963 205 ruled ineligible, had to wait a year after finishing high school, played in MBL, first player drafted into the NBA without having played in college
1962 34 BOS Roger Strickland 1963 1 played out his last year of college
1961 2 NYK Tom Stith 1962 25 diagnosed with tuberculosis shortly after signing
1961 3 CIN Larry Siegfried 1963 550 joined the new ABL
1961 6 SYR Ben Warley 1962 289 joined the new ABL
1961 13 LAL Fred Sawyer ????????
1961 14 SYR Chris Smith decided not to play pro and he went to work for Union Carbide as a production engineer at the WV Institute Plant
1961 19 CHP Jerry Graves ????????
1961 21 CHP Don Kojis 1963 814 remained an amateur for two years, playing AAU ball, hoping to make the 1964 Olympic team
1961 22 CHP Doug Moe Europe/ABA, banned by NBA for point shaving scandal
1961 23 CHP Jeff Cohen never officially signed, joined ABL
1961 24 NYK Tony Jackson ABL, banned by NBA for point shaving scandal
1961 27 LAL Frank Burgess ABL, later returned to school and became a lawyer
1961 32 CHP Bill Bridges 1962 926 ABL
1961 92 NYK Kevin Loughery 1962 755 played out his last year of college
1961 100 CIN George Patterson 1967 59 ABL
1960 5 SYR Lee Shaffer 1961 196 NIBL
1960 7 PHW Al Bunge ????????
1960 9 CIN Jay Arnette 1963 114 ????????
1960 13 SYR Wilbur Trosch AAU/NIBL
1960 14 STL Frank Radovich 1961 37 Not good enough?
1960 16 BOS Leroy Wright AAU/ABL
1960 18 LAL Jim Hagan ????????
1960 20 DET Frank Case ????????
1960 27 LAL Ben Warley 1962 289 Cleveland Pipers’s AAU club
1960 30 STL Horace Walker 1961 65 NIBL
1960 46 STL York Larese 1961 59 played out his last year of college
1960 54 STL Bob Sims 1961 65 NIBL
1960 56 CIN Sam Stith 1961 32 played out his last year of college
1959 1 CIN Bob Boozer 1960 874 NIBL
1959 7 DET Tom Robitaille AAU
1959 8 DET Don Goldstein ????????
1959 11 SYR Bumper Tormohlen 1962 271 NIBL/ABL
1959 12 STL Alan Seiden “mysterious flameout from his pro tryout”, EPBL/ABL
1959 15 CIN Mike Mendenhall ????????
1959 17 PHW Jim Hickaday ????????
1959 19 SYR Jon Cincebox ABL
1959 21 STL Hank Stein After being cut by the Hawks before the season started, Stein went into business
1959 22 BOS Ralph Croswaite “personal reasons” – “Some say he simply didn’t have the personal desire and interest to commit to the professional lifestyle”
1959 23 CIN Leo Byrd represented US at the 1959 Pan American Games, his competitive playing career effectively ended after his stint with Team USA.
1959 24 DET George Lee 1960 297 ????????
1959 27 SYR Paul Neumann 1961 453 ABL/AAU
1959 28 NYK Johnny Cox 1962 73 ABL
1959 77 STL John Barnhill 1962 426 ABL
1958 11 NYK Joe Quigg Not fully healed after injury didn’t make the team. Instead, he went to dental school and became a dentist.
1958 12 PHW Lloyd Sharrar AAU
1958 15 BOS Jimmy Smith drafted into the army, later injured
1958 18 DET Roy DeWitz as 3rd rounder he was offered a $750 signing bonus and $650/game but DeWitz had signed a salary contract to coach and teach at Manhattan High School-Manhattan, Kansas for $4250 per year, chose latter
1958 19 NYK John Lee passed up pro basketball and its then-modest salaries to return to Yale and gain a master’s degree in chemical engineering, later began a corporate career
1958 20 PHW Frank Howard baseball was his first love and he signed with the Dodgers
1958 21 SYR John Nacincik EPBL
1958 27 NYK Johnny Cox 1962 73 ABL
1958 36 PHW Don Ohl 1960 727 AAU
1958 81 STL Joe Buckhalter 1961 65 ????????
1958 85 CIN Adrian Smith 1961 719 army/AAU
1957 10 DET Bob McCoy quickly became a coach?
1957 11 MNL Harvey Schmidt NIBL
1957 12 STL Jim Palmer 1958 196 NIBL
1957 14 PHW Jack Sullivan “He went to camp with Philly, but they did not give him a fair shake”, joined marines
1957 15 SYR Jim Morgan declined a contract as he was hired to teach and coach basketball at Stebbins High School. Later he resigned at Stebbins to become a horse trainer. Jim is the All Time leading trainer in races won and money won in Ohio
1957 16 BOS Dick O’Neal ????????
1957 48 BOS Maury King 1959 38 army
1957 67 PHW Steve Hamilton 1958 82 played baseball
1956 BOS K.C. Jones 1958 676 finished college career, missed 1953-54 season due to health reasons (he had to have an emergency appendectomy early in the season) and was granted a medical redshirt by the NCAA
1956 BOS Dan Swartz 1962 39 didn’t make team, ABL/NIBL
1956 MNL Elgin Baylor 1958 846 played another college season [spent time in army]
1956 MNL Sam Jones 1957 871 played another college season [spent time in army]
1956 PHW Phil Rollins 1958 177 ????????
1956 SYR Swede Halbrook 1960 143 NIBL
1955 11 NYK Jerry Mullen AAU
1955 14 SYR Don Schlundt opted to pursue a career in business rather than professional basketball
1955 18 BOS Buzz Wilkinson elected to stay in Charlottesville to attend law school
1955 19 NYK Guy Sparrow 1957 150 ????????
1955 MNL K.C. Jones 1958 676 finished college career, missed 1953-54 season due to health reasons (he had to have an emergency appendectomy early in the season) and was granted a medical redshirt by the NCAA
1954 10 BLB Slick Leonard 1956 426 franchise folded
1954 11 MLH Bob Mattick AAU
1954 13 FTW Arnold Short NIBL
1954 17 NYK Richie Guerin 1956 848 served on active duty for 2 years
1954 18 MNL Al Bianchi 1956 687 served in the U.S. Army Medical Corp
1954 30 PHW Chuck Noble 1955 411 NIBL
1954 80 MNL Dick Garmaker 1955 421 played another college season
1954 95 ROC Jim Paxson 1956 138 played another college season
1954 100 PHW Joe Holup 1956 192 played another college season
1953 NYK Walter Dukes 1955 553 Harlem Globetrotters
1953 4 ROC Richie Regan 1955 215 army
1953 5 BOS Frank Ramsey 1954 623 returned to Kentucky for one more season despite graduating!
1953 BOS Chet Noe turned down, joined NIBL/AAU
1953 BOS Cliff Hagan 1956 745 army
1953 BOS Lou Tsioropoulos 1956 157 returned to Kentucky for one more season despite graduating!
1953 MNL Ron Feiereisel 1955 10 not good enough? quickly became a coach
1953 NYK Dick Atha 1955 43 army
1953 ROC Kenny Sears 1955 529 played another college seasons, first basketball player to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine, appearing on the December 20, 1954 issue
1952 4 INO Joe Dean NIBL
1952 6 BOS Bob Stauffer ????????
1952 8 ROC Chuck Darling rejected the offer, AAU
1952 9 MNL Clyde Lovellette 1953 704 AAU
1952 PHW Walt Davis 1953 325 focused on high-jump and olympics?
1952 BLB Bob Peterson 1953 103 drafted year later but why the missed season?
1951 1 BLB Gene Melchiorre banned for point-shaving scandal
1951 3 INO Marcus Freiberger AAU
1951 6 NYK Ed Smith 1953 11 army 2 years
1951 7 BOS Ernie Barrett 1953 131 army 2 years
1951 9 PHW Don Sunderlage 1953 113 ????????
1951 10 BLB Jack Stone AAU
1951 11 TRI Bill Gossett AAU
1951 12 INO Scotty Steagall ????????
1951 15 NYK Roland Minson chose to forego a NBA career to serve as an officer in the Navy during the Korean War
1951 16 BOS Bill Garrett army 2 years
1951 24 SYR Bato Govedarica 1953 23 army?
1951 56 BOS Jim Luisi 1953 31 army, later became an actor
1951 68 PHW George Dempsey 1954 315 army?
1950 1 BOS Chuck Share 1951 596 NPBL
1950 6 NYK Irwin Dambrot banned for point-shaving scandal?
1950 7 FTW George Yardley 1953 472 AAU/army
1950 CHS Wally Osterkorn 1951 204 NPBL
1950 INO Ralph O’Brien 1951 119 NPBL
1950 CHS George King 1951 411 played another college seasons
 
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Posted by on July 4, 2013 in Fringe Stats

 

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3 responses to “All Draft-and-Stash Players in NBA history

  1. DQuinn

    November 22, 2013 at 04:43

    1981 Derek Holcomb played in France
    Roscoe Pondexter played in Italy
    Michael Britt was cut, and wound up playing overseas

     
    • wiLQ

      November 22, 2013 at 14:20

      Thanks! I added this information.
      Can you tell me where did you find it?

       

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