History of the 20th Pick

Welcome to Corner Three’s NBA Draft Pick History! How valuable is the 20th pick?

Of the 25 picks since 1995:

  • 2 players have made All-Star Teams (8%)
  • 0 player has made All-NBA Teams (0%)
  • The median career Win Shares is 7.2

Expected player values for the 20th pick would be:

BestZydrunas Ilgauskas
MedianDonatas Motiejūnas
WorstPaul Grant

The mean 20th pick has averaged:


Here’s what the latest contract for the 20th pick looks like:

3$2,840,160Team Option
4$4,379,527Team Option
5$6,259,588Qualifying Offer

And here’s every 20th pick since 1995:

PlayerTeamYearAll-Star TeamsAll-NBA TeamsWin Shares
Precious AchiuwaMIA2020
Matisse ThybulleBOS20192.3
Josh OkogieMIN20183.4
Harry GilesPOR20172.5
Caris LeVertIND20167.3
Delon WrightTOR201514.9
Bruno CabocloTOR20141.5
Tony SnellCHI201316.1
Evan FournierDEN201224
Donatas MotiejūnasMIN20117.1
James AndersonSAS20103.3
Eric MaynorUTA20093.3
Alexis AjinçaCHA20087.5
Jason SmithMIA200714.1
Renaldo BalkmanNYK20067.2
Julius HodgeDEN20050
Jameer NelsonDEN200448.3
Dahntay JonesBOS20039.9
Kareem RushTOR20021.7
Brendan HaywoodCLE200143.8
Speedy ClaxtonPHI200014.2
Dion GloverATL19995.8
Roshown McLeodATL19980.2
Paul GrantMIN1997-0.1
Zydrunas IlgauskasCLE199666.3
Jason CaffeyCHI199513.5
Italicized players are still active

Thanks to our sources, Basketball Reference and Spotrac.

Draft History compiled by Derek ReiferRJ Garcia.