History of the 27th Pick

Welcome to Corner Three’s NBA Draft Pick History! How valuable is the 27th pick?

Of the 25 picks since 1995:

  • 2 players have made All-Star Teams (8%)
  • 2 players have made All-NBA Teams (8%)
  • The median career Win Shares is 10.8

Expected player values for the 27th pick would be:

BestRudy Gobert
MedianDarrell Arthur
WorstChris Jefferies

The mean 27th pick has averaged:


Here’s what the latest contract for the 27th pick looks like:

3$2,174,880Team Option
4$3,923,484Team Option
5$5,818,526Qualifying Offer

And here’s every 27th pick since 1995:

PlayerTeamYearAll-Star TeamsAll-NBA TeamsWin Shares
Udoka AzubuikeUTA2020
Mfiondu KabengeleBRK20190.2
Robert WilliamsBOS20183.2
Kyle KuzmaBRK20179
Pascal SiakamTOR201620.9
Larry NanceLAL201520.4
Bogdan BogdanovićPHO20148.7
Rudy GobertDEN201363.6
Arnett MoultrieMIA20121.7
JaJuan JohnsonNJN20110.2
Jordan CrawfordNJN20106.3
DeMarre CarrollMEM200929.5
Darrell ArthurNOH200812.3
Arron AfflaloDET200733.5
Sergio RodríguezPHO20064.3
Linas KleizaPOR200513.6
Sasha VujačićLAL200416
Kendrick PerkinsMEM200327.9
Chris JefferiesLAL2002-0.5
Jamaal TinsleyMEM200117.2
Primož BrezecIND200010.8
Jumaine JonesATL199915.1
Vladimir StepaniaSEA19985.2
Jacque VaughnUTA199715.4
Brian EvansORL19961.7
Mario BennettPHO19951.9
Italicized players are still active

Thanks to our sources, Basketball Reference and Spotrac.

Draft History compiled by Derek ReiferRJ Garcia.