History of the 30th Pick

Welcome to Corner Three’s Draft Pick History! How valuable is the 30th 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 3.8

Expected player values for the 30th pick would be:

BestJimmy Butler
MedianJoel Freeland
WorstNemanja Nedović

The mean 30th pick has averaged:


Here’s what the latest contract for the 30th pick looks like:

3$2,130,240Team Option
4$3,845,083Team Option
5$5,767,625Qualifying offer

And here’s every 30th pick since 1995:

PlayerTeamYearAll-Star TeamsAll-NBA TeamsWin Shares
Desmond BaneBOS2020
Kevin Porter Jr.MIL20190.3
Omari SpellmanATL20182.4
Josh HartUTA20178.6
Damian JonesGSW20164.4
Kevon LooneyGSW201510.3
Kyle AndersonSAS201417.9
Nemanja NedovićPHO2013-0.4
Festus EzeliGSW20125.9
Jimmy ButlerCHI201175.1
Lazar HaywardWAS20100.2
Christian EyengaCLE2009-0.4
J.R. GiddensBOS20080.1
Petteri KoponenPHI20070
Joel FreelandPOR20063.2
David LeeNYK200576
Anderson VarejãoORL200446.4
Maciej LampeNYK2003-0.2
Steve LoganGSW20020
Trenton HassellCHI200151.3
Marko JarićLAC200012.1
John CelestandLAL1999-0.1
Ansu SesayDAL19981.4
Mark SanfordMIA19970
Othella HarringtonHOU199623.1
Lou RoeDET19950
Italicized players are still active

Thanks to our sources, Basketball Reference and Spotrac.

Draft History compiled by Derek ReiferRJ Garcia.