History of the 15th Pick

Welcome to Corner Three’s NBA Draft Pick History! How valuable is the 15th pick?

Of the 25 picks since 1995:

  • 3 players have made All-Star Teams (12%)
  • 4 players have made All-NBA Teams (16%)
  • The median career Win Shares is 10.5

Expected player value for the 15th pick would be:

BestSteve Nash
MedianLarry Sanders
WorstFrederic Weis

The mean 15th pick has averaged:


Here’s what the latest contract for the 15th pick looks like:

3$3,613,680Team Option
4$5,539,771Team Option
5$7,744,600Qualifying Offer

And here’s every 15th pick since 1995:

PlayerTeamYearAll-Star TeamsAll-NBA TeamsWin Shares
Cole AnthonyORL2020
Sekou DoumbouyaDET2019-0.3
Troy BrownWAS20183
Justin JacksonPOR20175
Juan HernangómezDEN20166.1
Kelly OubreATL201512.1
Adreian PayneATL2014-0.6
Giannis AntetokounmpoMIL201364.4
Maurice HarklessPHI201221.9
Kawhi LeonardIND201174.5
Larry SandersMIL201010.3
Austin DayeDET20094.5
Robin LopezPHO200844.5
Rodney StuckeyDET200728.7
Cedric SimmonsNOK20060.1
Antoine WrightNJN20053.1
Al JeffersonBOS200471
Reece GainesORL2003-0.6
Boštjan NachbarHOU20028.7
Steven HunterORL200110.6
Jason CollierMIL20001.9
Frederic WeisNYK19997.4
Matt HarpringORL199841.9
Kelvin CatoDAL199728.6
Steve NashPHO1996129.7
Brent BarryDEN199570.5
Italicized players are still active

Thanks to our sources, Basketball Reference and Spotrac.

Draft History compiled by Derek ReiferRJ Garcia.