Season 1973  Rookie Draft
2 teams changed their names in 1973: Dallas Chaparrals to San Antonio Spurs, and Baltimore Bullets to Capital Bullets.
Q's PreDraft Roster:
PF Manny Leaks, 28, 6'8", 230, A, C, C, B+, A, B
PF Otto Moore, 27, 6'11", 205, B, D, D, A, A, A
PF Dale Schlueter, 28, 6'10", 225, B, C, C, B, B+, B
PF LaRue Martin, 23, 6'11", 210, C+, D+, D, B, B+, C
SF Julius Erving, 23, 6'7", 200, A, C+, C+, A+, A, A
SG Warren Jabali, 27, 6'2", 200, C+, B, C+, A+, C+, A
PG Bob Weiss, 31, 6'3", 180, C+, C, A, A, D, B
1973 Rookie Draft:
The Q's again only has the 1st round pick (26th overall), as the 2nd round pick (57th overall) was dealt to the Chicago Bulls in 1971 via the Bob Weiss trade. The Q's desparately need to fill holes in backcourt after the only left behind player of the expansion SG Keith Erickson, PG Mike Gale and SG Fred Hilton left the team via FA.
1st round 
1  Suns  C Caldwell Jones (B+, C, C, A+, A, B)
2  Rockets (DN)  C Swen Nater (B+, C, C, A, A, A)
3  Tams  PG Bo Lamar (B, B, B, A, C, B)
4  Spurs  PG John Williamson (B, C, B, A, D+, A)
5  Bullets  C Dwight Jones (B, C, D+, A, B+, B)
6  Floridians  PF Mike Green (B+, C, D+, A, A, B)
7  Blazers  PF Larry Kenon (B+, C, D+, C+, A, A)
8  Nets  SF Ron Behagen (B, C, C, B, B+, B)
9  Pistons  PG Ernie DiGregorio (C+, C, A, C, D+, C)
10  Bulls  C Kevin Kunnert (C+, C, D+, A, A, B)
11  76ers  C Luke Witte (C+, C, D, A, B+, C)
12  Hawks  PF Charlie Edge (B, C, D+, A, B+, C)
13  Stars  PG Donald Watts (C+, C, B+, A, C ,B)
14  Colonels  PG George Karl (C+, C, C+, B+, D+, C)
15  Celtics  PF Roy Ebron (B, D, D, A, A, C)
16  Rockets (SD)  SF Jim O'Brien (C+, C, C, A+, C, C)
17  Cougars  PF Mike Bantom (B, C, C, B, B, B)
18  Knicks  PF Kermit Washington (B, D+, D, B+, A, B)
19  Bucks  PG Bird Averitt (B, C, C, B+, D+, B)
20  Warriors  SF Jim Bradley (B, C, D+, A, C+, C)
21  Braves  PF Tim Bassett (B, D+, C, B, B+, B)
22  Lakers  SF Nick Weatherspoon (C+, C, D+, A, B+, B)
23  Cavaliers  SF Ed Ratleff (C, C, C, A, C, B)
24  SuperSonics  PG Wil Robinson (C+, C, C+, A, C, C)
25  Condors  PF Larry McNeill (B, C, D, B, C+, B)
26  Q's  PG Bernie Fryer (C+, C, B, B+, C, C)
27  Pacers  SF John Brown (B, C, C, C+, B, C)
28  Kings  SG Pat McFarland (C+, C, C, B+, C, B)
29  Squires  PF Bruce Seals (C+, C, D, B+, C+, B)
2nd round 
30  Tams  PG Kevin Joyce
31  Suns  SF Allan Bristow
32  Rockets (DN)  SF Mel Davis
33  Floridians  PF Jim Brewer
34  Bullets  PF Derrek ****
35  Spurs  PG Mike D'Antoni
36  Nets  SF Billy Schaeffer
37  Blazers  SG Ron King
38  Pistons  PF Joe Reaves
39  76ers  PF E.C. Coleman
40  Bulls  SG Louie Nelson
41  Hawks  SF Thomas Kozelko
42  Celtics  PF Ronnie Robinson
43  Colonels  SG Gary Melchionni
44  Stars  SG Doug Collins
45  Cougars  PG Larry Finch
46  Rockets (SD)  SG Tom Ingelsby
47  Knicks  SG Jerry Pender
48  Bucks  SG Nate Hawthorne
49  Warriors  PG Ken Charles
50  Braves  PF Billy Parkhill
51  Lakers  SF Phil Hankinson
52  Cavaliers  SF Rod Freeman
53  Squires  SG Jim Owens
54  SuperSonics  SF Steve Downing
55  Condors  PG Mark Sibley
56  Kings  SG Dennis Bell
57  Bulls (via Q's)  SF Mike Macaluso
58  Pacers  SF Vester Marshall
Q's Roundup:
 The Q's ended up with a playmaker, which definitely was drafted by team need, as well as the best available at that time. Just a soso pick, but at least PG Bernie Fryer is capable to backup PG Bob Weiss.
 Just after the draft, the Nets offered PG Jim Cleamons (24, C, C+, C+, A, D+, C, 2yrs/4m) for PF Dale Schlueter (28, B, C, C, B, B+, B, 1yrs/653k). This was turned down without hesitation.
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R.I.P.
MarcVivien Foe
19752003

