Philippine Basketball Association Draft

Philippine Basketball Association Draft

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Draft is an annual event in the PBA calendar in which teams can acquire new players outside the league which are not free agents in an agreed-upon order. The draft began on 1985; prior to that, teams recruited rookies on a direct-hire basis.

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