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21. Drafted Third By Bulls

Photograph By AP Photo/Charles Knoblock

With Clyde Drexler and Jim Paxson already on the roster, Portland needed a big man more than a wing when it picked second in the 1984 draft. Hakeem Olajuwon went first to Houston, so the Blazers picked Sam Bowie at No. 2. That left North Carolina's Michael Jordan on the board for the Bulls, who picked third. It turned out to be a historically fortunate draft day for Chicago.