Redrafting the 1970 NBA Draft (Lottery Picks)

The 1970 NBA Draft produced 5 hall of famers and 12 all stars. This draft does not get the credit it deserves.

  1. Pistons- Bob Lanier C St Bonaventure (1st pick in 1970). Actual pick (Bob Lanier C St Bonaventure)
  2. Rockets- Dave Cowens PF/C Florida State (4th pick in 1970). Actual pick (Rudy Tomjanovich SF/PF Michigan)
  3. Hawks- Calvin Murphy PG/SG Niagra University (18th pick in 1970). Actual pick (Pete Maravich SG LSU)
  4. Celtics- Tiny Archibald PG Texas El-Paso (19th pick in 1970). Actual pick (Dave Cowens PF/C Florida State)
  5. Kings- Dan Issel PF/C Kentucky (122nd pick in 1970). Actual pick (Sam Lacey C New Mexico State)
  6. Thunder- Rudy Tomjanovich SF/PF Michigan (2nd pick in 1970). Actual pick (Jim Ard C Cincinnati)
  7. Cavaliers- Randy Smith SG/SF Buffalo State (205th pick in 1970). Actual pick (John Johnson SF Iowa)
  8. Trail Blazers- Sam Lacey C New Mexico State (5th pick in 1970). Actual pick (Geoff Petrie PG/SG Princeton)
  9. Wizards- Pete Maravich SG LSU (3rd pick in 1970). Actual pick (George Johnson C Stephen F Austin)
  10. Suns- Jim McMillian SF Columbia University (13th pick in 1970). Actual pick (Greg Howard PF New Mexico)
  11. Bulls- John Johnson SF Iowa (7th pick in 1970). Actual pick (Jimmy Collins SG New Mexico State)
  12. 76ers- George Johnson C Dillard University (79th pick in 1970). Actual pick (Al Henry C Wisconsin)
  13. Lakers- Curtis Perry PF/C Missouri State University (35th pick in 1970). Actual pick (Jim McMillian SF Columbia University)
  14. Hawks- Gar Heard PF Oklahoma (40th pick in 1970). Actual pick (John Vallely SG UCLA)

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