San Antonio Spurs: History of the 29th Pick in the NBA Draft

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Jun 23, 2016; New York, NY, USA; Dejounte Murray (Washington) puts on a team cap after being selected as the number twenty-nine overall pick to the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 23, 2016; New York, NY, USA; Dejounte Murray (Washington) puts on a team cap after being selected as the number twenty-nine overall pick to the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports /
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With the San Antonio Spurs having the No. 29 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, here’s a look at every player to be selected in this spot.

On Thursday night, the San Antonio Spurs will select at No. 29 overall. It’s the second consecutive year at this spot, as they used the 2016 pick on point guard Dejounte Murray.

There is plenty of history behind the No. 29 pick, with quality players being selected. The Spurs have been in this spot six times, so they’re all over the background of this pick. This includes taking Tony Parker in the 2001 Draft.

There have been 37 selections at No. 29 since 1980. So let’s take a look at the modern-day history of this spot in the NBA Draft:

  • 1980 – Louis Orr, Indiana Pacers
  • 1981 – Eddie Johnson, Kansas City Kings
  • 1982 – Scott Hastings, New York Knicks
  • 1983 – Larry Micheaux, Chicago Bulls
  • 1984 – Stuart Gray, Indiana Pacers
  • 1985 – Mike Brittain, San Antonio Spurs
  • 1986 – Johnny Newman, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 1987 – Lester Fonville, Portland Trail Blazers
  • 1988 – Vinny Del Negro, Sacramento Kings
  • 1989 – Dyron Nix, Charlotte Hornets
  • 1990 – Tony Kukoc, Chicago Bulls
  • 1991 – George Ackles, Miami Heat
  • 1992 – PJ Brown, New Jersey Nets
  • 1993 – Sherron Mills, Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 1994 – Antonio Lang, Phoenix Suns
  • 1995 – Cory Alexander, San Antonio Spurs
  • 1996 – Travis Knight – Chicago Bulls
  • 1997 – Jacque Vaughn, Utah Jazz
  • 1998 – Nazr Mohammed, Utah Jazz
  • 1999 – Leon Smith, San Antonio Spurs
  • 2000 – Mark Madsen, Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2001 – Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs
  • 2002 – Dan Dickau, Sacramento Kings
  • 2003 – Josh Howard, Dallas Mavericks
  • 2004 – Pick forfeited by Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 2005 – Wayne Simien, Miami Heat
  • 2006 – Mardy Collins, New York Knicks
  • 2007 – Alando Tucker, Phoenix Suns
  • 2008 – DJ White, Detroit Pistons
  • 2009 – Toney Douglas, New York Knicks
  • 2010 – Daniel Orton, Orlando Magic
  • 2011 – Cory Joseph, San Antonio Spurs
  • 2012 – Marquis Teague, Chicago Bulls
  • 2013 – Archie Goodwin, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • 2014 – Josh Huestis, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • 2015 – Larry Nance Jr., Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2016 – Dejounte Murray, San Antonio Spurs

Next: Top 10 1st-Round Picks in Spurs History

The Spurs will add to this list of No. 29 picks on Thursday, June 22. Who will be the selection?

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