History of the 10th Pick

Welcome to Corner Three’s Draft Pick History! How valuable is the 10th pick?

Of the 25 picks since 1995:

  • 6 players have made All-Star Teams (24%)
  • 4 players have made All-NBA Teams (16%)
  • The median career Win Shares is 22.3

Expected player values for the 10th pick would be:

BestPaul Pierce
MedianBrandon Jennings
WorstLuke Jackson

The mean 10th pick has averaged:


Here’s what the latest contract for the 10th pick looks like:

3$4,670,160Team Option
4$5,954,454Team Option
5$8,109,966Qualifying offer

And here’s every 10th pick since 1995:

PlayerTeamYearAll-Star TeamsAll-NBA TeamsWin Shares
Jalen SmithPHO2020
Cam ReddishATL2019-0.4
Mikal BridgesPHI20187.7
Zach CollinsSAC20173.9
Thon MakerMIL20166.3
Justise WinslowMIA20157.7
Elfrid PaytonPHI201414.9
CJ McCollumPOR201332
Austin RiversNOH201211.5
Jimmer FredetteMIL20112.2
Paul GeorgeIND201070
Brandon JenningsMIL200929.9
Brook LopezNJN200865.6
Spencer HawesSAC200722.6
Mouhamed SeneSEA20060.3
Andrew BynumLAL200537.4
Luke JacksonCLE20040.2
Jarvis HayesWAS200310.2
Caron ButlerMIA200250.9
Joe JohnsonBOS200182.8
Keyon DoolingORL200018.5
Jason TerryATL1999102
Paul PierceBOS1998150
Danny FortsonMIL199722.3
Erick DampierIND199652.7
Kurt ThomasMIA199564.2
Italicized players are still active

Thanks to our sources, Basketball Reference and Spotrac.

Draft History compiled by Derek ReiferRJ Garcia.