History of the 16th Pick

Welcome to Corner Three’s NBA Draft Pick History (more here)! How valuable is the 16th pick?

Of the 26 picks since 1995:

  • 2 players have made All-Star Teams (8%)
  • 1 player has made All-NBA Teams (4%)
  • The median career Win Shares is 7.5

Expected player value for the 16th pick would be:

BestMetta World Peace
MedianLuke Babbitt
WorstKirk Haston

The mean 16th pick has averaged:


Here’s what the latest contract for the 16th pick looks like:

3$3,204,600Team Option
4$4,915,856Team Option
5$6,906,778Qualifying Offer

And here’s every 16th pick since 1995:

PlayerTeamYearAll-Star TeamsAll-NBA TeamsWin Shares
Isaiah StewartPOR20204.0
Chuma OkekeORL20190.0
Zhaire SmithPHO20180.0
Justin PattonCHI20170.0
Guerschon YabuseleBOS20161.1
Terry RozierBOS201518.1
Jusuf NurkićCHI201419.7
Lucas NogueiraBOS20136
Royce WhiteHOU20120
Nikola VučevićPHI2011 54.4
Luke BabbittMIN20107.2
James JohnsonCHI200925.8
Marreese SpeightsPHI200825.8
Nick YoungWAS200718.6
Rodney CarneyCHI20066.2
Joey GrahamTOR20057.8
Kirk SnyderUTA20044.5
Troy BellBOS2003-0.2
Jiří WelschPHI20025.7
Kirk HastonCHH2001-0.5
Hedo TürkoğluSAC200063.3
Metta World PeaceCHI199961.1
Bryce DrewHOU19982.4
Brevin KnightCLE199732.6
Tony DelkCHH199619.5
Alan HendersonATL199528
Italicized players are still active

Thanks to our sources, Basketball Reference and Spotrac.

Draft History compiled by Derek ReiferRJ Garcia.