History of the 16th Pick

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

Of the 25 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 StewartPOR2020
Chuma OkekeORL20190
Zhaire SmithPHO20180
Justin PattonCHI20170
Guerschon YabuseleBOS20161.1
Terry RozierBOS201512.9
Jusuf NurkićCHI201417.3
Lucas NogueiraBOS20136
Royce WhiteHOU20120
Nikola VučevićPHI201148.1
Luke BabbittMIN20107.2
James JohnsonCHI200924.6
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.