History of the 18th Pick

Welcome to Corner Three’s NBA Draft Pick History! How valuable is the 18th pick?

Of the 25 picks since 1995:

  • 2 players have made All-Star Teams (8%)
  • 0 players have made All-NBA Teams (0%)
  • The median career Win Shares is 6.4

Expected player values for the 18th pick would be:

BestDavid West
MedianSam Dekker
WorstMirsad Türkcan

The mean 18th pick has averaged:


Here’s what the latest contract for the 18th pick looks like:

3$3,098,400Team Option
4$4,765,339Team Option
5$6,762,016Qualifying Offer

And here’s every 18th pick since 1995:

PlayerTeamYearAll-Star TeamsAll-NBA TeamsWin Shares
Josh GreenDAL2020
Goga BitadzeIND20190.7
Lonnie WalkerSAS20180.4
T.J. LeafIND20172.7
Henry EllensonDET20160.3
Sam DekkerHOU20155.4
Tyler EnnisPHO20141.3
Shane LarkinATL20134.4
Terrence JonesHOU201214.7
Chris SingletonWAS20112.3
Eric BledsoeOKC201042.4
Ty LawsonMIN200942.1
JaVale McGeeWAS200836.6
Marco BelinelliGSW200730.5
Oleksiy PecherovWAS20060.5
Gerald GreenBOS200518.4
J.R. SmithNOH200446.3
David WestNOH200385.9
Curtis BorchardtORL20021
Jason CollinsHOU200120.1
Quentin RichardsonLAC200032.8
James PoseyDEN199951.6
Mirsad TürkcanHOU19980
Chris AnsteyPOR19972.8
John WallaceNYK19966.4
Theo RatliffDET199547.9
Italicized players are still active

Thanks to our sources, Basketball Reference and Spotrac.

Draft History compiled by Derek ReiferRJ Garcia.