Written by: Katherine

Date: May 12, 2021

Brooklyn Nets vs NY Knicks
Image: Brooklyn Nets vs NY Knicks [wikimedia]

About This Quiz

Each year, the National Basketball Association hosts a draft in which prospective players from American colleges and foreign professional leagues have an opportunity to joining the league. Upon selecting a player, the team has exclusive rights to sign him to an NBA contract. At the draft, teams have to select the most qualified players. Every NBA team has two choices in every round, so every year, they draft 60 players.

First-round picks are set through the NBA lottery, which determines the order of play of teams that missed the playoffs last season. The purpose of the lottery is to prevent teams from intentionally losing to gain the first choice right. The worst team in the season does not receive the best player of the draft; instead, the team that wins the lottery has the first pick. The decision of the 16 remaining choices happens by reversing the order of last year’s classification. The team with the best record receives the 30th choice, the team with the second-best record receives the 19th, and so on.

The second round does not involve a lottery; teams just choose by reverse order, based on their current ranking one year prior to the second round. The drafts are sure a very fair system that keeps the league balanced and makes the whole education system work in a way that the children can dream of reaching the NBA straight from their colleges!

Which player was selected first pick by the Cleveleand Cavaliers during the 2013 draft?

  • Kyrie Irving
  • Anthony Bennett
  • Andrew Wiggins
  • Sergey Karasev

Rajon Rondo was drafted by which team in the 2006 draft?

  • Boston Celtics
  • Phoenix Suns
  • Memphis Grizzlies
  • Dallas Mavericks

Kobe Bryant was drafted by which team in the 1996 draft?

  • Phoenix Suns
  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Charlotte Hornets
  • Boston Celtics

The second overall pick in the 1996 draft, selected after Allen Iverson, was which player?

  • Antoine Walker
  • Ray Allen
  • Tony Delk
  • Marcus Camby

The second overall pick in the 1990 draft was which hall of famer?

  • Reggie Miller
  • Gary Payton
  • Patrick Ewing
  • Dennis Scott

During the 2007 NBA draft, how many players were selected before Kevin Durant?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Who was the Lakers' first pick in the 1982 draft?

  • Magic Johnson
  • James Worthy
  • Jamaal Wilkes
  • Terry Cummings

What year were Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Ray Allen, and Steve Nash all part of the draft?

  • 1994
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1997

Dwight Howard was drafted first overall which year?

  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006

LeBron James was selected first overall in the 2003 draft. Who was selected second?

  • Carmelo Anthony
  • Darko Milicic
  • Dwayne Wade
  • Chris Bosh

In the 2007 draft, Portland selected who as their first pick?

  • Greg Oden
  • Brandon Roy
  • Kevin Durant
  • Al Horford

Dennis Rodman was drafted in which year?

  • 1986
  • 1987
  • 1988
  • 1989

Mike Bibby was drafted by which team?

  • Kings
  • Hawks
  • Celtics
  • Grizzlies

Who was the first overall pick in the 2005 draft?

  • Carmelo Anthony
  • Andrew Bogut
  • Chris Paul
  • Deron Williams

Which team has had the most first picks in the draft?

  • Bucks
  • Cavaliers
  • Knicks
  • Lakers

Kevin Durant was passed on by which team during the 2007 draft?

  • Trail Blazers
  • Clippers
  • Nuggets
  • Hawks

Kawhi Leonard was drafted by which team?

  • San Antonio Spurs
  • Boston Celtics
  • Indiana Pacers
  • New York Knicks

Tim Duncan, Tracy McGrady, and Chauncey Billups were drafted in which year?

  • 1994
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1997

Tim Hardaway was drafted by which team?

  • Warriors
  • Heat
  • Grizzlies
  • Knicks

Charles Barkley was drafted by which team?

  • 76ers
  • Suns
  • Rockets
  • Bulls

In 1985, the New York Knicks won the draft lottery. Which player did they select?

  • Mark Jackson
  • Charles Oakley
  • Patrick Ewing
  • Chris Mullin

Stephen Curry was selected in which position overall in the 2009 draft?

  • 6th
  • 7th
  • 9th
  • 10th

Which player was drafted first by Orlando Magic in the 1993 draft?

  • Alonzo Mourning
  • Shawn Bradley
  • Chris Webber
  • Anfernee Hardaway