History of the 5th Pick

Welcome to Corner Three’s Draft Pick History (more here)! How valuable is the 5th pick?

Of the 26 picks since 1995:

  • 8 players have made All-Star Teams (31%)
  • 6 players have made All-NBA Teams (23%)
  • The median career Win Shares is 37.2

Expected player values for the 5th pick would be:

BestKevin Garnett
MedianRaymond Felton
WorstNikoloz Tskitishvili

The mean 5th pick has averaged:


Here’s what the latest contract for the 5th pick looks like:

3$7,040,880Team Option
4$8,920,795Team Option
5$11,828,974Qualifying offer

And here’s every 5th pick since 1995:

PlayerTeamYearAll-Star TeamsAll-NBA TeamsWin Shares
Isaac OkoroCLE20200.9
Darius GarlandCLE2019-0.1
Trae YoungDAL201816.3
De’Aaron FoxSAC201713.2
Kris DunnMIN20163.7
Mario HezonjaORL20153.2
Dante ExumUTA20143.1
Alex LenPHO201320.7
Thomas RobinsonSAC20124.6
Jonas ValančiūnasTOR201160.1
DeMarcus CousinsSAC201045.2
Ricky RubioMIN200940.3
Kevin LoveMEM200883.0
Jeff GreenBOS200746.4
Shelden WilliamsATL20069.9
Raymond FeltonCHA200540.2
Devin HarrisWAS200454.9
Dwyane WadeMIA2003120.7
Nikoloz TskitishviliDEN2002-1.6
Jason RichardsonGSW200159.1
Mike MillerORL200060.7
Jonathan BenderTOR19993.8
Vince CarterGSW1998125.3
Tony BattieDEN199736.4
Ray AllenMIN1996145.1
Kevin GarnettMIN1995191.4
Italicized players are still active

Thanks to our sources, Basketball Reference and Spotrac.

Draft History compiled by Derek ReiferRJ Garcia.