History of the 17th Pick

Welcome to Corner Three’s NBA Draft Pick History! How valuable is the 17th pick?

Of the 25 picks since 1995:

  • 4 players have made All-Star Teams (16%)
  • 1 player has made All-NBA Teams (4%)
  • The median career Win Shares is 6.1

Expected player values for the 17th pick would be:

BestJermaine O’Neal
MedianShawne Williams
WorstRashad Vaughn

The mean 17th pick has averaged:


Here’s what the latest contract for the 17th pick looks like:

3$3,261,480Team Option
4$5,009,633Team Option
5$7,073,602Qualifying Offer

And here’s every 17th pick since 1995:

PlayerTeamYearAll-Star TeamsAll-NBA TeamsWin Shares
Aleksej PokusevskiMIN2020
Nickeil Alexander-WalkerBRK2019-0.2
Donte DiVincenzoMIL20184.9
D.J. WilsonMIL20172.1
Wade BaldwinMEM2016-0.3
Rashad VaughnMIL2015-0.6
James YoungBOS20140.8
Dennis SchröderATL201316.7
Tyler ZellerDAL201217.1
Iman ShumpertNYK201112.9
Kevin SéraphinCHI20105.9
Jrue HolidayPHI200943
Roy HibbertTOR200835.9
Sean WilliamsNJN20073
Shawne WilliamsIND20066.7
Danny GrangerIND200548.5
Josh SmithATL200451
Žarko ČabarkapaPHO20031.1
Juan DixonWAS20026.1
Michael BradleyTOR20012
Desmond MasonSEA200023.1
Cal BowdlerATL19991.8
Rasho NesterovićMIN199839.9
Johnny TaylorORL19970.1
Jermaine O’NealPOR199666
Bob SuraCLE199528.3
Italicized players are still active

Thanks to our sources, Basketball Reference and Spotrac.

Draft History compiled by Derek ReiferRJ Garcia.