History of the 28th Pick

Welcome to Corner Three’s NBA Draft Pick History! How valuable is the 28th pick?

Of the 25 picks since 1995:

  • 1 player has made All-Star Teams (4%)
  • 1 player has made All-NBA Teams (4%)
  • The median career Win Shares is 3.2

Expected player values for the 28th pick would be:

BestTony Parker
MedianDan Dickau
WorstCorey Benjamin

The mean 28th pick has averaged:

Points/game5.9
Rebounds/game2.4
Assists/game1.5
Steals/game0.5
Blocks/game0.3

Here’s what the latest contract for the 28th pick looks like:

YearSalaryNotes
1$1,964,760
2$2,063,280
3$2,161,440Team Option
4$3,901,399Team Option
5$5,813,085Qualifying Offer

And here’s every 28th pick since 1995:

PlayerTeamYearAll-Star TeamsAll-NBA TeamsWin Shares
Jaden McDanielsLAL2020
Jordan PooleGSW2019-1.2
Jacob EvansGSW2018-0.6
Tony BradleyLAL20173.4
Skal LabissièrePHO20164.4
R.J. HunterBOS20150.4
C.J. WilcoxLAC20140.1
Livio Jean-CharlesSAS20130
Perry JonesOKC20121.7
Norris ColeCHI20113
Greivis VásquezMEM201012.6
Wayne EllingtonMIN200918.2
Donté GreeneMEM20081.5
Tiago SplitterSAS200725.3
Maurice AgerDAL2006-0.9
Ian MahinmiSAS200526.1
Beno UdrihSAS200431.4
Leandro BarbosaSAS200337.4
Dan DickauSAC20025.9
Tony ParkerSAS2001111.3
Erick BarkleyPOR20000.2
Scott PadgettUTA199913.2
Corey BenjaminCHI1998-0.9
Keith BoothCHI1997-0.8
Priest LauderdaleATL1996-0.8
Greg OstertagUTA199533.8
Italicized players are still active

Thanks to our sources, Basketball Reference and Spotrac.

Draft History compiled by Derek ReiferRJ Garcia.