History of the 29th Pick

Welcome to Corner Three’s NBA Draft Pick History! How valuable is the 29th pick?

Of the 25 picks since 1995:

  • 1 player has made All-Star Teams (4%)
  • 0 players have made All-NBA Teams (0%)
  • The median career Win Shares is 2.1

Expected player values for the 29th pick would be:

BestJosh Howard
MedianDJ White
WorstMardy Collins

The mean 29th pick has averaged:


Here’s what the latest contract for the 29th pick looks like:

3$2,145,720Team Option
4$3,873,025Team Option

And here’s every 29th pick since 1995:

PlayerTeamYearAll-Star TeamsAll-NBA TeamsWin Shares
Malachi FlynnTOR2020
Keldon JohnsonSAS20191.1
Džanan MusaBRK20180
Derrick WhiteSAS20178.3
Dejounte MurraySAS20165.8
Chris McCulloughBRK20150.6
Josh HuestisOKC20140.7
Archie GoodwinOKC20131.1
Marquis TeagueCHI2012-0.9
Cory JosephSAS201124.1
Daniel OrtonORL20101
Toney DouglasLAL200912.1
D.J. WhiteDET20083.8
Alando TuckerPHO20070.4
Mardy CollinsNYK2006-1.6
Wayne SimienMIA20050.9
David HarrisonIND20043.2
Josh HowardDAL200338
Mark MadsenLAL20008.2
Leon SmithSAS19990.2
Nazr MohammedUTA199834.3
Serge ZwikkerHOU19970
Travis KnightCHI19967.9
Cory AlexanderSAS19953
Italicized players are still active

Thanks to our sources, Basketball Reference and Spotrac.

Draft History compiled by Derek ReiferRJ Garcia.