1989 NBA draft
The 1989 NBA draft took place on June 27, 1989 in New York City, New York, USA. It has been regarded as one of the worst drafts in NBA history. Eight of the top ten picks were considered busts, including the first two picks Pervis Ellison and Danny Ferry. The draft did produce talented players such as Shawn Kemp, Glen Rice, Sean Elliott, Nick Anderson, Dana Barros, Tim Hardaway, Vlade Divac, Cliff Robinson, B. J. Armstrong and Mookie Blaylock, The draft was reduced from three rounds in the previous year to the two-round format still in use.
This was the first draft televised prime time on national television.
Sean Elliot, the 3rd pick
Glen Rice, the 4th pick
J.R. Reid, the 5th pick
Shawn Kemp, the 17th pick
- ↑ 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.