History of the 15th Pick

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

Of the 26 picks since 1995:

  • 3 players have made All-Star Teams (12%)
  • 4 players have made All-NBA Teams (15%)
  • 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:

Points/game8.1
Rebounds/game3.8
Assists/game1.5
Steals/game0.6
Blocks/game0.5

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

YearSalaryNotes
1$3,285,120
2$3,449,400
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 AnthonyORL20200.0
Sekou DoumbouyaDET2019-0.5
Troy BrownWAS20183.5
Justin JacksonPOR20175.3
Juan HernangómezDEN20167.2
Kelly OubreATL201514.3
Adreian PayneATL2014-0.6
Giannis AntetokounmpoMIL2013 74.6
Maurice HarklessPHI201222.5
Kawhi LeonardIND2011 83.3
Larry SandersMIL201010.3
Austin DayeDET20094.5
Robin LopezPHO200848.2
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.