Washington Bullets General Manager Bob Ferry said yesterday he does not "have the faintest idea who I'll draft" when he finally picks in today's National Basketball Association draft.
The Bullets traded their No. 1 selection, the 22nd overall, to Phoneix Friday for the rights to 6-10 Steve Malovic of San Diego State. So their first pick today will be the last selection of the second round - the 44th overall.
"Maybe I'll take somebody for the Bullettes," Ferry said.
"I have all of the players rated and I'll just pick the best one who is available."
Barring any last-minute happenings, this is how the draft, which begins at noon, is expected to go:
Los Angeles, picking first, will take Earvin (Magic) Johnson of Michigan State. Chicago will then take 7-foot San Francisco center Bill Cartwright.
The Bulls were trying to trade the pick or incumbent center Artist Gilmore. But they apparently have decided the smartest move is to draft Cartwright, then continue to try and trade him or Gilmore before the season starts.
New York, picking third, will then take David Greenwood of UCLA; Milwaukee will follow by taking Gregory Kelser of Michigan State and Detroit will pick Sidney Moncrief of Arkansas.
Seattle has the next two picks and plans to take james Bailey of Rutgers and Reggie King of Alabama.
New Jersey is then expected to take Vinnie Johnson of Baylor, the Knicks will take Calvin Natt of Northeast Louisiana and Detroit, with the 10th pick, will take Roy Hamilton of UCLA. CAPTION: Picture, Larry Gibson (21) beats Charley Floyd for basket plus foul. By Joel Richardson - The Washington Post