NBA Without Player Movement

Reality: In the NBA, players can sign with any team they want when their contract expires or teams could opt to trade players under contract. There is constant player movement every year in the NBA.

Unreality: There are no expiring contracts. The team you play for as a rookie, is the team you spend your entire career with.

Below is a compilation of all the 30 NBA rosters consisting of only teams’ draft picks and including active players only.

  • Players are included on their rookie team rosters (not necessarily team who drafted them if trade was made on draft night or shortly after)
  • Undrafted players are part of roster that they played first game with

Atlanta Hawks

  • PG – Jeff Teague
  • SG – Trae Young
  • SF – Taurean Prince
  • PF – John Collins
  • C – Al Horford
  • Bench – Marvin Williams, Dennis Schroder, Cameron Reddish, De’Andre Hunter

Boston Celtics

  • PG – Rajon Rondo
  • SG – Marcus Smart
  • SF – Jaylen Brown
  • PF –  Jayson Tatum
  • C – Kelly Olynyk
  • Bench – Terry Rozier, Avery Bradley, Gerald Green, E’Twuan Moore, Dwight Powell

Brooklyn Nets

  • PG – MarShon Brooks
  • SG – Caris LaVert
  • SF – Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
  • PF – Derrick Favors
  • C – Jarrett Allen
  • Bench – Ryan Anderson, Bojan Bogdanovic, Brook Lopez, Mason Plumlee, Rodions Kurucs

Charlotte Hornets

  • PG – Kemba Walker
  • SG – Malik Monk
  • SF – Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
  • PF – Noah Vonleh
  • C – Cody Zeller
  • Bench – DJ Augustin, Miles Bridges, Frank Kaminsky, Raymond Felton, Jared Dudley, PJ Washington

Chicago Bulls

  • PG – Derrick Rose
  • SG – Jamal Crawford
  • SF – Jimmy Butler
  • PF – Lauri Markanen
  • C – Tyson Chandler
  • Bench – Taj Gibson, Luol Deng, James Johnson, Wendell Carter, Chandler Hutchinson, Bobby Portis, Nikola Mirotic, Doug McDermott, Tony Snell, Thabo Sefolosha, Coby White

Cleveland Cavaliers

  • PG – Kyrie Irving
  • SG – Dion Waiters
  • SF – Joe Harris
  • PF – Lebron James
  • C – Tristan Thompson
  • Bench – Danny Green, Cedi Osman, Matthew Dellavedova, Collin Sexton, Darius Garland

Dallas Mavericks

  • PG – Dennis Smith Jr
  • SG – Luka Doncic
  • SF – Jae Crowder
  • PF – Dorian Finney-Smith
  • C – Dirk Nowitzki
  • Bench – JJ Barea, Devin Harris

Denver Nuggets

  • PG – Jamal Murray
  • SG – Gary Harris
  • SF – Evan Fournier
  • PF – Kenneth Faried
  • C – Nikola Jokic
  • Bench – Nene, Emmanuel Mudiay, Jusef Nurkic, Monte Morris

Detroit Pistons

  • PG – Spencer Dinwiddie
  • SG – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
  • SF – Khris Middleton
  • PF – Greg Monroe
  • C – Andre Drummond
  • Bench – Brandon Knight, Amir Johnson, Stanley Johnson, Jonas Jerebko

Golden State Warriors

  • PG – Steph Curry
  • SG – Klay Thompson
  • SF – Harrison Barnes
  • PF – Kent Bazemore
  • C – Draymond Green
  • Bench – Eric Paschall, Marco Belinelli, Jacob Evans, Jordan Poole

Houston Rockets

  • PG – Patrick Beverly
  • SG – Marcus Morris
  • SF – Chandler Parsons
  • PF – Patrick Patterson
  • C – Clint Capela
  • Bench – Sam Dekker, Ish Smith, Gary Clark, Garrett Temple, Robert Covington, Mortezel Harrell

Indiana Pacers

  • PG – Aaron Holiday
  • SG –
  • SF – Paul George
  • PF – Solomon Hill
  • C – Myles Turner
  • Bench – Miles Plumlee, Ike Anigbogu, Georges Niang

Los Angeles Clippers

  • PG – Eric Bledsoe
  • SG – Eric Gordon
  • SF – Al-Farouq Aminu
  • PF – Blake Griffin
  • C – DeAndre Jordan
  • Bench – Shai Alexander-Gilgeous, Reggie Bullock

Los Angeles Lakers

  • PG – D’Angelo Russell
  • SG – Jordan Clarkson
  • SF – Brandon Ingram
  • PF – Kyle Kuzma
  • C – Julius Randle
  • Bench – Lonzo Ball, Larry Nance, Josh Hart, Thomas Bryant

Memphis Grizzlies

  • PG – Mike Conley
  • SG – Kyle Lowry
  • SF – Rudy Gay
  • PF – Jaren Jackson
  • C – Marc Gasol
  • Bench – Ja Morant, Pau Gasol, DeMarre Carroll, Dillon Brooks, Seth Curry

Miami Heat

  • PG – Kendrick Nunn
  • SG – Josh Richardson
  • SF – James Ennis
  • PF – Justice Winslow
  • C –
  • Bench – Shabazz Napier, Tyler Johnson, Rodney McGruder,

Milwaukee Bucks

  • PG – Malcolm Brogdon
  • SG – Tobias Harris
  • SF – Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • PF – Jabari Parker
  • C – John Henson
  • Bench – Luc Mbah a Moute, Jon Leuer, Ersan Ilyasova, Jodie Meeks

Minnesota Timberwolves

  • PG – Ricky Rubio
  • SG – Zach LaVine
  • SF – Andrew Wiggins
  • PF – Kevin Love
  • C – Karl Anthony Towns
  • Bench – Kris Dunn, Wesley Johnson, Wayne Ellington, Gorgui Dieng, Namanja Bjelica, Jarrett Culver

New Orleans Pelicans

  • PG – Chris Paul
  • SG – Austin Rivers
  • SF – Buddy Hield
  • PF – Zion Williamson
  • C – Anthony Davis
  • Bench – Austin Rivers, Quincy Pondexter, Lance Thomas, Jaxson Hayes

New York Knicks

  • PG – Frank Ntilikina
  • SG – RJ Barrett
  • SF – Danilo Gallinari
  • PF – Kristaps Porzingis
  • C – Mitchell Robinson
  • Bench – Tim Hardaway Jr, Wilson Chandler, Trevor Ariza, Iman Shumpert, Kevin Knox, Allonzo Trier, Timofey Mozgov, Willy Hernangomez, Jerian Grant

Oklahoma City Thunder

  • PG – Russell Westbrook
  • SG – James Harden
  • SF – Kevin Durant
  • PF – Domantas Sabonis
  • C – Steven Adams
  • Bench – Serge Ibaka, Reggie Jackson, Jeff Green, Cameron Payne, Jeremy Lamb, Andre Roberson

Orlando Magic

  • PG – Victor Oladipo
  • SG – JJ Redick
  • SF – Courtney Lee
  • PF – Aaron Gordon
  • C – Dwight Howard
  • Bench – Elfrid Payton,Mo Bamba, Mario Hezonja, Jonathan Isaac, Maurice Harkless, Zaza Pachulia, Kyle O’Quinn

Philadelphia 76ers

  • PG – Jrue Holiday
  • SG – Andre Iguodala
  • SF – Ben Simmons
  • PF – Thaddeus Young
  • C – Joel Embiid
  • Bench – Evan Turner, Kyle Korver, Jalil Okafor, Nerlens Noel, Lou Williams, Markelle Fultz, Nikola Vucevic, Michael Carter-Williams, Dario Saric, Jerami Grant

Phoenix Suns

  • PG – Goran Dragic
  • SG – Devin Booker
  • SF – Josh Jackson
  • PF – Markief Morris
  • C – DeAndre Ayton
  • Bench – Robin Lopez, Marquese Chriss, TJ Warren, Mikal Bridges

Portland Trail Blazers

  • PG – Damian Lillard
  • SG – CJ McCollum
  • SF – Allen Crabbe
  • PF – Nicolas Batum
  • C – LaMarcus Aldridge
  • Bench – Wesley Matthews, Will Barton, Patty Mills, Jerryd Bayless, Meyers Leonard, Dante Cunningham

Sacramento Kings

  • PG – Isaiah Thomas
  • SG – Ben McLemore
  • SF –  Tyreke Evans
  • PF – DeMarcus Cousins
  • C – Hassan Whiteside
  • Bench – Marvin Bagley, De’Aaron Fox, Nic Stauskas

San Antonio Spurs

  • PG – George Hill
  • SG – Cory Joseph
  • SF – Kawhi Leonard
  • PF – Jonathon Simmons
  • C – Boban Marjanovic
  • Bench – Dejounte Murray, Kyle Anderson, Anthony Tolliver, Ian Mahinmi, Aron Baynes

Toronto Raptors

  • PG – Fred VanVleet
  • SG – Demar Derozan
  • SF – Vince Carter
  • PF – Pascal Siakam
  • C – Jonas Valanciunas
  • Bench – PJ Tucker, OG Anunoby, Terrence Ross, Ed Davis, Norm Powell

Utah Jazz

  • PG – Trey Burke
  • SG – Donovan Mitchell
  • SF – Gordon Hayward
  • PF – Paul Milsap
  • C – Rudy Gobert
  • Bench – Enes Kanter, CJ Miles, Rodney Hood, Trey Lyles, Joe Ingles, Kosta Koufos

Washington Wizards

  • PG – John Wall
  • SG – Bradley Beal
  • SF – Otto Porter
  • PF – Kelly Oubre
  • C – JaVale McGee
  • Bench – Troy Brown, Tomas Satoransky, Rui Hachimura

Projected top 8 in each conference

WEST – 1) Thunder; 2) Warriors; 3) Jazz; 4) Pelicans; 5) Grizzlies; 6) Blazers 7) Wolves; 8) Clippers

EAST – 1) 76ers;  2) Cavs; 3) Magic; 4) Bulls; 5) Pacers; 6) Bucks; 7) Celtics; 8) Hawks

Most likely NBA Finals – OKC Thunder, led by the last three MVPs (Durant, Westbrook, Harden) vs 76ers, who in addition to Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid bring back Jrue Holiday, Andre Iguodala and Thaddeus Young

Which rosters intrigue you the most – for better or worse? What would be your top 8?

For more NBA talk, you can follow me on twitter @msschneid or instagram @mikedropsports 

Mike is a member of the FWAA (Football Writers Association of America) and an alum of the University of Cincinnati.

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