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The 1982 NBA Draft took place on June 29, 1982 at the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.

Key

Pos. G F C
Position Guard Forward Center
^ Denotes player who has been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame
* Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team
+ Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game
x Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-NBA Team

Round one

Pick Player Pos. Nationality Team School/club team
1 James Worthy^ SF U.S. Flag.png || Los Angeles Lakers (from Cleveland) || North Carolina-Jr.
2 Terry Cummings* PF U.S. Flag.png || San Diego Clippers || DePaul-Jr.
3 Dominique Wilkins^ SF U.S. Flag.png || Utah Jazz || Georgia-Jr.
4 Bill Garnett SF U.S. Flag.png || Dallas Mavericks || Wyoming-Sr.
5 LaSalle Thompson C U.S. Flag.png || Kansas City Kings || Texas-Jr.
6 Trent Tucker SG U.S. Flag.png || New York Knicks || Minnesota-Sr.
7 Quintin Dailey SG U.S. Flag.png || Chicago Bulls || San Francisco-Jr.
8 Clark Kellogg PF U.S. Flag.png || Indiana Pacers || Ohio State-Jr.
9 Cliff Levingston PF U.S. Flag.png || Detroit Pistons || Wichita State-Jr.
10 Keith Edmonson SG U.S. Flag.png || Atlanta Hawks || Purdue-Sr.
11 Lafayette Lever* PG U.S. Flag.png || Portland Trail Blazers || Arizona State-Sr.
12 John Bagley PG U.S. Flag.png || Cleveland Cavaliers (from Washington via Detroit)|| Boston College-Jr.
13 Eric "Sleepy" Floyd+ SG U.S. Flag.png || New Jersey Nets || Georgetown-Sr.
14 Lester Conner PG U.S. Flag.png || Golden State Warriors || Oregon State-Sr.
15 David Thirdkill SF U.S. Flag.png || Phoenix Suns (from Denver) || Bradley-Sr.
16 Terry Teagle SG U.S. Flag.png || Houston Rockets || Baylor-Sr.
17 Brook Steppe SG U.S. Flag.png || Kansas City Kings (from Phoenix via New Jersey)|| Georgia Tech-Sr.
18 Ricky Pierce+ SG U.S. Flag.png || Detroit Pistons (from San Antonio via Portland)|| Rice-Sr.
19 Rob Williams PG U.S. Flag.png || Denver Nuggets (from Seattle) || Houston-Jr.
20 Paul Pressey SF U.S. Flag.png || Milwaukee Bucks || Tulsa-Sr.
21 Eddie Phillips SF U.S. Flag.png || New Jersey Nets (from Los Angeles) || Alabama-Sr.
22 Mark McNamara C U.S. Flag.png || Philadelphia 76ers || California-Sr.
23 Darren Tillis C U.S. Flag.png || Boston Celtics || Cleveland State-Sr.

Notable post-first round picks

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team School/Club Team
31 Rod Higgins (PF) U.S. Flag.png || Chicago Bulls (from Indiana) || Fresno State
35 Derek Smith (SG) U.S. Flag.png || Golden State Warriors (from Washington) || Louisville
48 Craig Hodges (SG) U.S. Flag.png || San Diego Clippers || Long Beach State
63 Chuck Nevitt (C) U.S. Flag.png || Houston Rockets || North Carolina State
72 Mark Eaton+ (C) U.S. Flag.png || Utah Jazz || UCLA
207 Panagiotis Giannakis (PG) Template:GRE Boston Celtics Ionikos Nikaias BC
220 Sean Tuohy (PG) U.S. Flag.png || New Jersey Nets || University of Mississippi
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