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1999 NBA DRAFT - JUNE 30, 1999
Chicago's Brand Loyalty


Elton Brand
Elton Brand is congratulated by NBA Commissioner David Stern. (Jennifer Pottheiser/NBA Photos)
VIDEO: David Stern announces first pick
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Bulls GM Jerry Krause considered trading the No. 1 pick in Wednesday's NBA Draft, but he couldn't pass up the chance to take Elton Brand. In his analysis of the first round, Marty Blake says Chicago drafted the right player.
Draft Board | Team-by-Team Picks
Draft-night quotes from several top picks
Draft-day trades
Video & audio highlights
Draft photo galleries

Sonics Shake Things Up
Seattle traded Dale Ellis, Billy Owens, Don MacLean, and the rights to first-round pick Corey Maggette to Orlando for Horace Grant and two future second-round picks.
Draft-day trades

Wally's Words
Wally Szczerbiak recounts his Draft-night experience and his feelings on moving to Minnesota.

All-Access Pass
Go behind the scenes at the MCI Center with our Draft-night photo essay.
All-Access Pass: pre-Draft prep at the MCI Center

Samantha at the Draft
NBA Entertainment's rookie producer "Samantha" follows the draftees from the Green Room to the interview room, and meets Jesse Jackson.

 

 

 

 

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Check out Michael Olowokandi, Tim Duncan, Allen Iverson and others in our photo gallery of former No. 1 draft picks.

I N T E R A C T I V E
NBA Draft Mailbox - The top prospects answered your questions about the Draft and making an impact in the NBA.
Notable quotes from top prospects

Marty Chats Twice - NBA 'superscout' Marty Blake offered his Draft insights as he chatted for the second straight day Tuesday.

Heat GM Chats Live - Randy Pfund wants you to contact him immediately if you see a Vince Carter-type player lurking somewhere.

Stu Jackson Chats - Grizzlies General Manager Stu Jackson talked about the upcoming draft as well as his successes and failures in Vancouver during a live chat.

Krause Chats Live from Lottery - Bulls GM Jerry Krause chatted live on NBA.com after winning the Draft Lottery on May 22.
1999 Draft Lottery index

St. Jean Chats Live - Warriors GM Garry St. Jean evaluated several top prospects as he answered NBA.com fan questions in a live chat on May 19.


G M     R O U N D T A B L E S
Ready to Play - In Part Three of our NBA Draft Lottery roundtable, our panel, Wes Unseld, Kevin McHale, Stu Jackson and Garry St. Jean look at top early-entry candidates, including Lamar Odom, Elton Brand and Steve Francis.

The Next Impact Player - In Part Two of our NBA Draft Lottery roundtable, our panel, Wes Unseld, Kevin McHale, Stu Jackson and Garry St. Jean look at top senior prospects, including Wally Szczerbiak, Todd MacCulloch and Kenny Thomas.

Good Year for Guards - Our panel of NBA GM's Unseld, McHale, Jackson and St. Jean look ahead at potential impact players from this year's draft.


F E A T U R E S
Centers of Attention - Montenegro native Alek Radojevic tops the list of centers available in this year's draft.
Top prospects by position: Point guards | Shooting guards | Small forwards | Power forwards

Catch the Action - Watch the top prospects in video highlights of their college days, including Elton Brand, Steve Francis, Corey Maggette and more.

No Tall Tale - This NBA Draft has a lot to offer, but almost all of the players with star quality are guards and small forwards.

Ready for the Next Step - Maryland guard Steve Francis has overcome the death of his mother and made his mark at Maryland in just one season. The NBA? No problem.

Year of the Underclassman - With players such as Elton Brand, Baron Davis and Steve Francis leaving college early to play in the NBA, this could be the year of the early-entry candidate.
Early-entry candidate history | 12 early-entry candidates withdraw

International Players Bound for Draft - 7-3 Aleksandar Radojevic of Montenegro is one of several draft candidates who could add to the growing international contingent in the NBA.
International draftees on the rise

The Class of '98 - Take a look back at the 1998 NBA Draft and how the top 10 draftees fared during their rookie season.

Trade Winds Blowing - With several teams holding multiple first-round picks, draft day could feature a slew of trades.

Driving the Draft - Every year there are a handful of teams that drive the NBA Draft

Five Memorable Lotteries - Take a look back at past lotteries when names like O'Neal, Duncan and Iverson were on everyone's minds.


P R E - D R A F T    C A M P S
Chicago Camp Ends with a Storm - A fierce electrical storm claims the final two games of the NBA Pre-Draft Camp in Chicago, but not before top prospects show their stuff.

Clack Leads Desert Selections - University of Texas' Kris Clack heads the Nike Desert Classic All-Tournament team.

Stars Shine at Portsmouth - College seniors tried to prove to NBA scouts they have what it takes to make it in the NBA.


Notes on the 1999 first-rounders

4 Dukies in first round sets a record

NBA Draft first rounds since 1957

College trio joins NBA stars for Olympic Qualifying

NBA Draft rules for underclassmen and foreign players




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