Welcome to NBA Draft Central… Your Home for the NBANBA Draft Central is a site dedicated to, for the most part: the NBA Draft.
The aim of this site is to compile all of the information pertaining to players and trades involving each pick ever made throughout the history of the NBA draft. While the draft itself is most central to my interests, the mission here is three-fold: 1.) Document the past, 2.) Analyze and present opinions about current league news, and 3.) Use the facts to make educated predictions about the future. My goal is to provide a comprehensive and interesting history of the past while using my writing to entertain and enlighten my audience. Enjoy!
A Little NBA Draft History
The NBA has used a college entry draft since 1947. Like in the other major American sports leagues, a draft is the primary source of distributing new talent to its teams in an effort to achieve competitive balance. The Basketball Association of America (BAA) held four drafts from 1946 to 1949. The BAA annexed the surviving teams of the NBL (National Basketball League) prior to the 1950-51 season and the NBA was born. The NBA’s first draft was held on April 25th, 1950 and an entry draft has been held in each year since. Continue Reading more about the NBA Draft’s History