Players who were drafted more than once

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Re: Players who were drafted more than once

Postby tpakrac » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:53 am

Ray posted an article about my countryman Kresimir Cosic on APBR forum board. Article says that Cosic was drafted by the Trail Blazers, Lakers, ABA's Cougars and the Celtics (in 1976). I have never heard he was drafted by the Celtics nor it was written anywhere in the NBA draft history books. One fellow historian who is also expert on Celtics history told me he was drafted by the Celtics. When I told him I have never seen it in draft history books he sent me this link: ... tml?pg=all

But this proves nothing. If he was indeed drafted by the Celtics in 1976 (for the third time) why Boston (or any other) newspapers didn't publish it and why his name is not mentioned on 1976 draft list?

My take is that Cosic probably said that he was drafted by the Celtics, even though he was not. And people started believing he was drafted by the Celtics. Cosic was trying out for the Celtics in 1976 and that's it.

Lakers drafted Cosic in 1973 but he tried out for the Celtics in 1976. Have you ever heard of a player being drafted in late rounds (just like Cosic did), and then that same player is trying out as a free agent for a team that didn't draft him, and that it happened 3 or 4 years after that player was drafted?
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Re: Players who were drafted more than once

Postby meej » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:32 pm

Cosic was not drafted by the Celtics. He was invited to their summer camp as a free agent, after ascertaining that his draft rights had expired two years after being selected by the Lakers.
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Re: Players who were drafted more than once

Postby rlee » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:35 am

Ralph Crosthwaite (Western Kentucky) selected by the Detroit Pistons in the fourth round (27th pick overall) in 1958 NBA draft. Selected by the Boston Celtics in the third round (24th pick overall) of 1959 NBA Draft. He played varsity ball as a frosh in '54-'55. Redshirted in '55-'56. Played next three years as a soph, junior & senior. First eligible for draft in '58 when his original class graduate. Did not play in NBA.
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