YEAR: 1956

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After Tom Heinsohn was selected with the Boston Celtics' territorial pick, the Rochester Royals had the first overall pick in the '56 Draft. Their choice, Sihugo Green, played only one season for the team. The next draftee? Bill Russell, selected by the St. Louis Hawks and traded to the Boston Celtics. Are we saying that Rochester would still have a team if they'd drafted the center many people think is the best big man of all time? No, but it couldn't have hurt.